Housing Options Officer

  • Job Reference: 6583700
  • Date Posted: 17 July 2017
  • Recruiter: Venn Group
  • Location: Somerset
  • Salary: £17.00 to £19.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Housing
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 3 months+
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Housing Option Officers
Immediately Required Via Venn Group

The Specialists in Professional Temporary Recruitment
Our client, a well respected Local Authority, is looking for a Housing Options Officer on a temporary basis.

Location: Somerset

Hours: 37 hours per week (Monday-Friday)

Length of Contract: 2 - 3 Month +

Day to Day Duties:

  • Managing a geographical area and carrying out home visits to provide tenancy advice
  • Providing telephone advice and follow up interviews on housing advice
  • Dealing with all levels of homelessness prevention and housing options
  • Visiting clients to talk through status and prevention processes
  • Carrying out interviews and investigations into applicants circumstances
  • Making Section 184 decisions and issue letters accordingly
  • Creating and maintain reports
  • Liaising with private landlords, housing providers and support providers regarding homelessness and provision of accommodation
  • Providing housing advice both over the phone and face to face
  • Liaising with external agencies including Social Services and signpost tenants for additional support

Essential Skills:

  • Experience working with Homeless clients and making s184 descision
  • Be a driver with your own car
  • Good knowledge of homeless and private sector legislation
  • Awareness of the Deregulation Act
  • A current DBS/CRB within 3 years

To be considered for this position and for further information on this and other roles please send an updated CV to mattwood@venngroup.com or call Michael Attwood or Riley Garnett on 0117 930 8760