Housing Options Officer

17.00 - 18.00 GBP Hourly + GBP17.00 - GBP18.00/hour
09 May 2017
05 Jun 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Housing Options Officer

Job Type: Temporary

Sector: Homelessness

Location: Leicestershire

Salary: GBP18.00ph LTD

My client is a Local Authority based in an idyllic market town tucked away in the scenic Leicestershire countryside. It is covering a maternity leave post until it can be filled on a longer FTC basis.

About you

The key to this role is a good understanding of Part VI & VII of the Homelessness Act and upcoming legislation that will be coming into effect over the coming months. Previous experience in a similar position is essential along with great interpersonal skills to build a relationship with your client to ensure the best decision is made in line with council procedure.

About the role

* Managing homeless applications within Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 including cases for acceptance, refusal or referral to other authorities
* Keep up to date with legislation, case law, best practice and council policies and procedures and initiatives
* Ensure that all relevant information is obtained and documented within the agreed timescale
* Interview and complete housing needs assessments by exploring all options to prevent homelessness
* Assessing claims under the 1996 and 2002 Homelessness Acts and the Localism Act 2011

If you are an experienced Housing Options Officer, or have a background in Homelessness and would be interested in the role, then don't hesitate to get in touch either via email on or call