Housing Options Officer

housing options officer

Working as a Housing Options Officer

A Housing Options Officer is a specialist role as candidates need to be familiar with Homelessness and Housing Law. They handle a various caseloads such as single people, families, rough sleepers, family breakdowns or care leavers all with varying needs and support networks. As a HO Officer you will most often be working for Housing Associations, Charities or Local Authorities.

Housing Options Officer role is demanding and requires the right attitude, great work ethic and deep understanding of issues surrounding your cases.

The role of a Housing Options Officer includes:

  • Qualifying cases of homelessness
  • Using local authority powers and resources
  • Making legal decisions on cases
  • Providing social good and care in the community
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse team
  • Consider and assess homeless applications
  • Work on projects such as estate generation, overcrowding, under occupation

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications you will require as a Housing Options Officer would be a degree or course in Housing Law, Housing Studies, Social Policy or Building Surveying. A graduate from an apprenticeship programme from local authorities or an intensive course run by Shelter or CIH.


Permanent contract: £24,000 – £28,000

Contractors: £24 – £28 per hour

Use the Oyster Partnership if you want your call picked up, questions answered and someone who cares. I’ve been on several placements with the team and they are at the top of my list for job searches and when recruiting my staff team.

Neil, Trusted Feefo Customer, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council

Our Housing Options Officer jobs

We work with various Public Sector organisations across the UK providing the Housing Sector with Housing Options Officers and other industry professionals.

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