Housing Options Officer

    • Housing Needs
    • Housing Services
  • East England
  • £23.00 - £24.00 per hour + Umbrella
  • Temporary

Housing Options Officer

Job Type: Temporary

Sector: Housing

Location: Essex

Salary: £24.00ph Umbrella / £18.99ph PAYE

My Essex based client is dedicated to tackling the homelessness crisis and is leading from the front in a service centred around the HRA legislation and prevention. It is a 6-week contract covering the position until the fill the role on a permanent basis and sits ‘Inside IR35’.

About you

The ideal candidate will be able to deliver a customer-driven service making capable and quick decisions. Working in a high pressured environment requires that you are able to deal with requirements of the role. It is a 360 role and it is therefore important that you have an overall understanding of each part of the homeless process and can effectively incorporate this into a productive service.

About the role

  • Operate an effective frontline triage service
  • Make section 184 decisions under Housing Act 1996 Part VI & VII
  • Manage a large caseload of current cases from start through to completion
  • Assessing applications based on the evidence attained during interviews with clients
  • Working with a all client groups
  • Interview and carry out home visits to clients when necessary
  • Offer prevention advice in the form of income maximisation through effective sign-posting
  • 37 hour week with flexible working hours
  • 5-days duty

My client is looking to conduct interviews ASAP via the phone for an immediate start.

If you have previous experience as a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer and are looking for your next move, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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