Housing Options Officer

Location
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Salary
£26,446 - £29,174 per annum
Posted
26 Jul 2022
Closes
22 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Housing and Communities

Housing Options Officer

£26,446 - £29,174 per annum

Fixed-Term Contract to 31st March 2022

Warwick District Council are committed to delivering excellent advice and support services to homeless people approaching the Council.

The candidate we are looking to join our team would need to demonstrate their experience of delivering good quality homelessness advice or services.

They would be a key point of contact for those facing homelessness to deliver the Council’s statutory obligations under the Housing Act 1996 Part Vll, and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

The ability to empathise with clients and engage with potentially vulnerable people is essential.

The role involves:

  • Interviewing those approaching the Council as homeless.
  • Working with clients to find solutions to their homelessness Administering and discharging the Council’s statutory and regulatory obligations to people threatened with or experiencing homelessness.
  • Writing to clients accepting and ending legal duties.
  • Liaison with statutory and non-statutory agencies to investigate homelessness and to assist in the prevention or relief of homelessness.
  • Giving housing advice tailored to the needs of the clients

The role may involve both home working and working from the office, flexible arrangements can be agreed. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

If you have any questions or wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Fiona Aitken by email at fiona.aitken@warwickdc.gov.uk

The intention is for this jobholder to work in the office/home, 2 days minimum in the office.

Closing date: Monday 22nd August 2022

Interview date: Tuesday 30th August 2022

Please click on the following link to see the range of benefits we offer range of benefits

It is our policy that we do not accept CVs as part of your application, please complete the application below and email to vacancies@warwickdc.gov.uk

Recruitment agencies are asked not to contact us; we will come to you if your services are required.

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