Housing Options Officer – East Sussex – Immediate Start

Posted on Jan 20, 2019 by Anonymous

Sussex, Sussex United Kingdom
Public Sector & Government
Immediate Start
£22 - £24 Hourly
Temporary
Housing Options Officer - East Sussex - Immediate Start

Job Type: Temporary

Sector: Housing Options

Location: East Sussex

Rate: £22.00 p/h - £24.00 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 located in the lovely area that is East Sussex, within a Local Authority that is determined to tackle the homelessness crisis. This will initially be a 3-month contract with the possibility of becoming permanent.

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
* Working on an existing backlog of casework, as well as new cases, under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 & 2002
* Making appropriate referrals for customers who may be at risk or have safeguarding concerns
* Preventing homelessness in the borough as well as resolving housing difficulties by providing housing options advice
* Supporting the Housing Options Manager 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 and the possible implications
* Experience using various Housing Systems - such as Northgate 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
* Enhanced DBS - issued within the last 3 years

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: 615559050

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