Housing Advice and Homelessness Officer

  • Job Reference: 6862190/001
  • Date Posted: 11 March 2020
  • Recruiter: Central & East
  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Salary: £17.00 to £22.50 Per Hour
  • Sector: Housing
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Housing Advice and Homelessness Officer

Agency Reference: 6950160


A local authority in Cambridgeshire is looking to recruit a Housing Advice and Homelessness Officer to join their busy team. This vacancy is for a temporary 3 month ongoing contract.


Hours: 37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday

Duration: 3 months ongoing

Location: Cambridgeshire


Main responsibilities in the role:

  • Providing advice and assistance on homelessness and prevention

  • Managing a caseload of housing advice cases

  • Investigating homelessness applications and making recommendations

  • Signposting to external agencies including, the Police, Social Services and Community Health Officers where required

  • Referring young people threatened with homelessness to appropriate housing projects

  • Helping clients to explore the housing options available to them

  • Placing homeless households into appropriate temporary accommodation and monitoring the availability of vacancies in hostels and leasehold properties


Additional requirements:

  • A full driving license with access to a car for work purposes 

  • An Enhanced DBS check from within the last 3 years or willingness to obtain

  • Experience of carrying out enquiries and making section 184 decisions

  • Ability to start on short notice