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Acquisitions Officer

  • Location:

    Redbridge

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £22.40 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JR118_1605129128

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-12-11

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Acquisitions Officer

The Housing Needs Service is under increasing demand to provide good quality accommodation for the provision of temporary accommodation under Homeless Legislation and private sector properties to help prevent homelessness and discharge the housing duty.
This is a specialist role that will be at the forefront of the prevention of homelessness, and at the cutting edge following the introduction of the Homelessness Act 2017.
This position is fundamental to the provision of housing advice and homelessness services to vulnerable customers who may approach the council for assistance as a result of the Housing Act 1996 and Homelessness Reductions Act 2017 duties, and other key housing legislation, alongside the Children Act and the Care Act.
The post holder will be required to have clear knowledge of all homelessness legislation, housing legislation, welfare benefit expertise and adult and social care knowledge
The post holder will be required to be innovative, dynamic and solutions focused and consider and pursue all available housing options to prevent the customers from becoming homeless.
The post holder will be required to use their experience to contribute to the ongoing development and design of the service and solutions for customers.