Housing Options Officer – Hampshire – Immediate Start

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 by Anonymous

Hampshire, Hampshire United Kingdom
Public Sector & Government
Immediate Start
£23 - £26 Hourly
Housing Options Officer - Hampshire - Immediate Start

Job Type: Temporary

Sector: Housing Options

Location: Hampshire

Rate: £23.00 p/h - £26.00 p/h Umbrella PAYE

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a hard-working individual with proven experience to join a thriving Housing Options Team. The officer will be an essential part of the team, as they will be at the frontline offering expert housing and homelessness advice. You will be based in the beautiful area of Hampshire, within a Local Authority that is determined to tackle the homelessness crisis. This will initially be a 6-month contract.

About the Role

* Completing Section 184 applications and making decisions under part VII of the Housing Act 1996
* Using up to date knowledge of existing case laws and housing legislation to make comprehensive decisions on cases
* Provide all applicants with high quality written decision letters that are compliant with statute, case law and good practice
* Completing Personal Housing Plans in line with the Homelessness Reduction Act
* Making appropriate referrals for customers who may be at risk or have safeguarding concerns
* Assisting people to access the Choice Based Lettings Scheme, private rented sector and other housing options
* Preventing homelessness in the borough as well as resolving housing difficulties by providing housing options advice
* Supporting the Housing Options Team Leader by working effectively and flexibly as part of the team

About You

* Up to date with and have an in depth working knowledge of current housing law and legislation
* Knowledge of the Homelessness Reduction Act (2018) and the resulting implications
* Experience using various Housing Systems - such as Locata or Jigsaw
* Ideally have had minimum 1 years experience in a customer facing role within housing
* A proven track record of networking skills, partnership and multi-agency working

If you have previous experience within Housing Options or Homelessness Prevention and are looking for your next move, please don't hesitate to get in touch

Reference: 615559049

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