Housing Options Advisor

Endeavour House, Meriden Drive, Kingshurst, Solihull, B37 6BX
£17,391 - £21,693
07 Jan 2019
22 Jan 2019
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Fixed Term Contract
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37.0 Hours per Week

Solihull Community Housing is seeking a dynamic, driven and resourceful individual with the ability to work from their own initiative to join the Housing Options team.   This opportunity will enable the successful candidate to get involved with developing the service in line with new legislation regarding homelessness.

The role will require you to exercise confidentiality, and a high level of professionalism, as well as the ability to deal with highly sensitive information affecting vulnerable people.  

Key responsibilities will include:

The post holder will be responsible for the prevention of homelessness, and for providing good quality telephone and face to face advice to members of the public who have a housing need or who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

The role will include making some statutory decisions regarding homelessness in accordance with current legislation, and taking proactive steps to reduce rough sleeping, and dealing with tenancy issues in the private rented sector.

The successful candidate will need to have experience of working in a housing advice/homelessness environment, possess good customer service skills, and be able to work under pressure.

The role will also require the post holder to utilise the housing register and nomination agreements with registered providers, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to use MS Outlook, Word and Excel.

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.

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