Housing Options Officer

Location
Endeavour House, Meriden Drive, Kingshurst, Solihull, B37 6BX
Salary
£20,541 - £29,055
Posted
07 Jan 2019
Closes
22 Jan 2019
Job Ref
SOL000002659
Job Type
Housing
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Hours:
37.0 Hours per Week

Solihull Community Housing is seeking two dynamic, driven and resourceful individuals with a ‘can do’ attitude for their Housing Options team. This opportunity is available to join the Housing Options Team, and develop our service in line with new legislation regarding homelessness.

These roles will require the successful candidate to exercise confidentiality, and a high degree of professionalism, as they will be dealing with highly sensitive information affecting vulnerable people.  

Key responsibilities will include:

Assessing housing and support needs for applicants who are homeless or threatened with homelessness, working with applicants and partners in order to agree personalised housing plans, making statutory decisions regarding homelessness in accordance with current legislation, and taking proactive steps to reduce rough sleeping and prevent homelessness.

The successful candidates will also have the ability to utilise the housing register and nomination agreements with registered providers, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and expertise in the use of MS Outlook, Word and Excel.

Also essential to the role are excellent planning and organisational skills; as well as the ability to work under pressure, whilst ensuring accuracy and attention to detail in the quality of your work;

This post benefits from flexible working hours.

If you want a job that makes a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people then this could be the role for you.

Please contact Yonic Blackwood for an informal discussion on 0121 717 1515.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required.

Solihull Community Housing is committed to safeguarding and protecting children, young people and adults at risk and to promoting their welfare and requires all employees and volunteers share this commitment.

Supporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification

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