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Housing Options Officer needed for a 3 month temporary contract in Gloucester

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You will be joining a forward thinking dynamic organisation who focuses on supporting their local community.

Your new role

As a housing options officer you will be working on an ongoing temporary basis in Gloucester. You will be working full time Monday-Friday with flexible working offered. As a housing options officer you will provide a quality service of housing options, advice and homeless prevention casework to fulfil the organisation's statutory function to prevent homelessness in accordance with Housing Act 1996 (as amended in 2002, 2011. As a housing options officer you will use all available homelessness prevention tools to sustain tenancies or secure suitable, affordable accommodation is available to those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness in accordance with s.179 and s.195 Housing Act 1996. As a housing options officer you will be focusing on minimising homelessness and carrying out assessments and issuing Section 184 Decisions in line with the Homeless Act 1996 and 2002 Homelessness Act.

What you'll need to succeed

To be a successful housing options officer you must have working knowledge of the Homelessness Reduction act. It is essential you have experience of carrying out robust enquiries and competently deciding homelessness applications in accordance with Part VII Housing Act 1996 as amended 2002,2011), the code of guidance and case law or substantial experience of competently preventing homelessness with a particular focus on the private rented sector including knowledge of relevant housing laws and good practice. You must have a strong ability to effectively manage a caseload whilst ensuring effective planning, prioritisation, case recording and communication with customers, as well as experience of front line contact with the public and communicating complex information in a clear and tactful manner whilst ensuring high levels of customer service.

What you'll get in return

Not only are you offered a very competitive rate but you will also be working toward homeless reduction making a difference to service users lives. This is challenging yet rewarding role and is suited to you if you are looking to build on your skills as well as learn new ones. Furthermore you offered flexible working.

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Job Details

  • Gloucestershire
  • £17.00 - £26.00 ph
  • Full-time
  • Temporary or Contract
  • Immediate start
  • 1
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