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Housing Options Officer

  • Location:

    Dunstable

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £17 - £20 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Contact phone:

    0161 233 0034

  • Job ref:

    JR-292-1

  • Published:

    30 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    02 Apr 00:00

  • Startdate:

    2020-03-05

Housing Options Officer 
 
Akton Recruitment currently has an exciting opportunity for a Housing Options Officer to provide a full range of advice on housing options within the housing team of a local authority in the Luton area

Job Role 

To provide a comprehensive and specialist housing advice service to members of the public to prevent homelessness wherever possible. To make use of all available housing resources in order to advise clients of all their housing options, as well as their legal rights. To assess applications for assistance from homeless households in accordance with the 1996 Housing Act, as amended and extended by the Homelessness Act 2002, and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, and to use all available resources to discharge the councils’ statutory responsibilities. As a member of the council’s team, contribute to the achievement of the Council’s corporate vision, behaviours and priorities and the development of the Council’s positive high performing culture

Skills

Expert knowledge in provision of the homeless & housing advice service in order to give comprehensive and consistent information on housing options. expert knowledge of homelessness & housing law including related case law, welfare benefits landlord & tenant lase assess applications in line with part 7 of 1996 housing act, as amended by homeless reduction act develop personal housing plans and prevent/Relieve homeless for all client groups
Ability to deal with people in distressing in an empathetic and sensitive experience of managing high case loads experiencing of working in a fast paced and high pressured environment
Driving licence and access to car

For more informmation please call 01772 428186