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Housing Adviser

  • Location:

    Stroud

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £20 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JR88_1601411371

  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-10-29

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Housing Adviser

Akton Resourcing has a role for a Housing Adviser in Stroud

KEY DUTIES

? Undertake interviews and operational prioritisation procedures related to
maintaining the Housing Register within HomeseekerPlus- the county wide
choice based lettings scheme-, monitoring adverts placed by partner social
landlords (Registered Providers) and allocating the Council's own stock
? Investigate and make decisions on all aspects of homelessness applications
under the relevant legislation, guiding Housing Advice assistants, recording
and monitoring data for government statistical returns, B&B/temporary
accommodation placements.
? Assist the Homelessness Prevention Officers in all aspects of homelessness
prevention and delivery of the Council's Homelessness Strategy.
? Provide housing advice services to applicants, landlords, legal and financial
institutions and other agencies concerning housing law and the local housing
market.
? To work towards optimum efficiency and in line with legislation, the Code of
Guidance, case law and good practice guidelines.
Work subject to deadlines involving changing problems, circumstances or demand.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

? Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
? A knowledge of relevant tenancy and homelessness legislation
? An understanding of administrative processes and systems
? Experience of managing budgets and expenditure.
? Experience of working with the public