Working as a Reviews Officer
A Reviews Officer is responsible for addressing Housing Options Officer decisions and making a new case to uphold or overturn it. They operate as seniors to the Housing Options Officers and are internal employees within the Local Authorities.
Reviews officers usually require great investigative skills to undertake the cases, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to stay calm under pressure, and the ability to communicate case law when necessary.
The role of a Reviews Officer includes:
- Supporting Housing Options Officers
- Recording of review requests
- Making legal decisions on cases
- Providing guidance and feedback to decision makers
- Contributing to service development
- Working knowledge of relevant case law
- Providing training to officers and managers involved with the assessment of applications
Qualifications & Experience
Review Officers are required to have specific qualifications, as the role is mostly experience based. However, having a degree or course in Housing Law, Housing Studies or Social Policy can be beneficial. You could also gain experience through an internship or an intensive course run by Shelter or CIH.
Permanent contract: £27,000 – £38,000
Contractors: £28 – £34 per hour
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Our Reviews Officer jobs
We work with various Public Sector organisations across the UK providing the Housing Sector with Reviews Officers and other industry professionals.