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Housing Options Officer

  • Location

    Dunstable, Bedfordshire

  • Sector:

    Housing Benefits & Planning

  • Job type:

    Contracts

  • Salary:

    £16.5 - £17.5 per hour

  • Job ref:

    5114801_1569838229

  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Duration:

    10 Months +

  • Start date:

    30-09-2019

  • Expiry date:

    30-10-2019

We have an exciting opportunity for a Housing Options Officer to join our client's offices based in Dunstable on a temporary contract basis for months with the possibility of an extension. The client is looking for someone to start ASAP, working full time, 37 hours per week at £16.50 p/h PAYE.

As the Housing Options Officer, your main duties will include:

  • Deliver effective advisory & assistance service as part of a comprehensive approach to Housing Options that meet statutory requirements.
  • Negotiate with landlords and other agencies or relevant parties (e.g. family and friends) to ensure that accommodation does not cease to be available to an applicant whenever possible.
  • Negotiate with landlords and other agencies or relevant parties (e.g. family and friends) to ensure that accommodation does not cease to be available to an applicant whenever possible.
  • Manage a caseload, and make decisions in regards to homelessness which include judgements related to duties owed by the local authority and determining the best course of action in emergency situations, which impact upon the health and safety of people in the community.
  • Be the first point of contact for our customers relevant to the services provided

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