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Housing Options / Allocations Officer
  • Employer: Uttlesford District Council (Essex)
  • Reference: UDCE/22/218830
  • Published: Thu 10/11/2022, 14:06 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/12/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 12 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary £31,099 - £33,820 (£10,086 - £10,968 pro rata to 12 hours)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Saffron Walden, Stansted and Little Canfield Essex, plus other sites across the , Essex

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Housing Options / Allocations Officer

We are looking for a part time Housing Options/Allocations Officer to become a member of our small team focusing on homelessness prevention and the allocation of social housing within the District of Uttlesford.

Your role will include processing and assessing applications for the Housing Register and, when required, providing advice and assistance to applicants.  You will provide housing need/nomination information to colleagues and partners, and you will also provide general, confidential and sensitive housing advice to customers who contact the council. Ideally you will have experience in a housing role within a local authority and knowledge of Choice Based Lettings schemes.

We are looking for a candidate that has excellent administration and IT skills with a positive, approachable and patient attitude.  You should be highly organised and be able to work to strict deadlines and on your own initiative. The ability to understand and apply relevant housing legislation is also an important part of this role, however people with excellent transferable skills will also be considered.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate social awareness of the issues likely to be faced by households in housing need.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion please contact Susan Yates at 

Please apply online via our recruitment link

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday, 4 December 2022
It is intended that interviews will be held during week of 12 December 2022.

CVs will not be accepted.

Uttlesford District Council is an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from all.  We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

Uttlesford District Council has a hybrid working policy with the option to work from home or book a hot desk in one of the council’s offices. Homeworkers will be required to attend in person meetings at times. However, these working arrangements will be discussed and agreed with you by your line manager.