Housing Options Officer (2 year fixed term contract)
  • Employer: Mole Valley District Council
  • Reference: MVDC/21/173238
  • Published: Thu 18/11/2021, 16:35 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 20/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, 8.30am-5.00pm
  • Salary: £29,288 -£33,423
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Surrey

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Housing Options Officer (2 year fixed term contract)

About the role

In this exciting role you will work in the Housing Options Team and play a fundamental role in continuing the success of the team in preventing homelessness.  You will provide frontline advice and assistance on all aspects of housing law and ensure that people are aware of their rights and responsibilities with regards to housing.  You will also be responsible for performing the Council’s statutory duty in relation to the Housing Act 1996 Part VII (as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002) and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

About you

Experience of working in Housing, Benefits or a related field and of assessing homelessness applications and giving housing advice would be desirable.  You must be able to work well as a team member, although you will often be out of the office working on your own conducting home visits and attending meetings. Good interpersonal skills are essential in this role in order to work confidently and sensitively with households in often difficult situations, as well as with other agencies, in attempting to resolve clients’ housing situations. 

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This role will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Check and use of a car is essential.  The post holder will also be part of the team’s rota for out of hours homelessness cover

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Dee Smith on 01306 879213 or dee.smith@molevalley.gov.uk . Alternatively you can contact the HR Team at hr.admin@molevalley.gov.uk

Closing date for applicants: 12 noon 20 December 2021

Interview dates: 4 January 2022

DBS check - Yes

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