Housing Options Officer

Location Nottingham
Discipline: Public Sector
Job type: Contract
Salary: £Up to £25 per hour
Contact name: Shona Inglis

Contact email: singlis@novaxrecruitment.com
Job ref: RQ502035_1641978247
Published: 16 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Housing Options Officer
£25 per hour
Full Time Contract

We are seeking a Housing Options Officer to actively support the prevention of homelessness by providing a comprehensive housing options and advice service.

Main responsibilities include:-

  • Consider and assess homeless applications in accordance with the Housing Act 1996 Part 7 as amended by the Homeless Reduction Act 2017.
  • To investigate, assess, assist and advise customers on their housing options, providing the statutory obligations in relation to housing advice and homeless services.
  • To actively work with clients to prevent their homelessness by assisting them to retain their existing accommodation or secure alternative housing when all other housing options or solutions are exhausted.
  • To reach determinations and recommendations on homelessness cases, in accordance with the legislation and relevant case law.
  • To negotiate with landlords, parents and other agencies, both statutory and non-statutory to find the best solutions to clients housing needs.

Key Skills and Requirements include:-

  • A full UK driving license and access to a vehicle.
  • Extensive knowledge of legislation relating to Homelessness, Housing, and Benefits and Welfare.
  • Experience assessing homeless applications and providing housing advice.
  • Experience with working with and supporting vulnerable clients.

For more information, contact Shona on 01612330034