Housing Options Assistant
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/9743
  • Published: Thu 18/02/2021, 16:25 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 01/03/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,092 - £21,748 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Housing Options Assistant

Team: Housing Solutions

Job Family: Providing - CBG6

Salary: £20,092 - £21,748 per annum pro rata

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week

Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 1st March 2021

Interview Date: 17th March 2021


More about the role:

We are looking to recruit a Housing Options Assistant to work within the Council’s front-line Housing Solutions Team.

As a Housing Options Assistant you will work closely with a team of Housing Options Officers to help them to manage their caseload. You will be responsible for collecting documents to enable Homeless Applicants to apply for the Housing Register, as well as supporting the back office functions of the housing options team such as keeping client files in order, ensuring cases are progressed correctly on the IT  database and acting as a point of liaison with other Housing Teams. The role will have some customer interaction.  You can find your greatness by ensuring a person-centred approach to our residents, by meeting housing need and by contributing to the prevention of homelessness. 

The successful candidate must be an organised, innovative and dedicated to improving service delivery with a customer focus by providing real solutions for people in housing need. Previous experience in an administration role is desirable, but not essential.

The role requires GCSE or equivalent qualification, or experience of the key job responsibilities. It is essential that the post holder has the ability to listen, have an understanding of the customer perspective and is able to work well under pressure, they will be required to operate a large caseload and must be able to manage competing deadlines and priorities.   

Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Help us to deliver better services to the local community as a key part of an ambitious Housing Service that is improving the quality of Housing within Central Bedfordshire.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

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To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer to the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Housing Options Assistant Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Andrea Mayne at Andrea.Mayne@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call on 0300 300 6975.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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