Housing Options Officers x 3

Location
Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Salary
Salary £23,080 to £25,481 per annum, LGPS, Work Perks, Health plan
Posted
14 Jul 2021
Closes
06 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Housing Services

Housing Options Officer x 3 posts

£23,080 to £25,080 per annum

1 x permanent post - 37 hours

2 x fixed term contracts (until 31.03.23) - 37 hours 

Warwick District Council’s Housing Service provides a range of services including: managing the Housing Register and allocating homes to our own and Housing Association properties; homelessness services; as well as managing over 6,000 residential dwellings.

The Housing Options Officer is an important role to provide housing advice and assistance to people threatened with or experiencing homelessness. The Homelessness Reduction Act places new responsibilities upon Local Authorities and this role will be at the forefront of our efforts to prevent homelessness, by working with homeless people, support agencies and other statutory bodies.

The post holder will be required to make homeless decisions as per Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002. Therefore an understanding of the legislative and regulatory framework is important. The ability to interview applicants, investigate cases and make decisions are essential skills. Excellent communication skills both in person and in writing are required as well as the ability to engage with people in difficult circumstances.

Please note this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS).

For more information about the post please telephone Fiona Davy, Senior Housing Advice Officer on 01926 456428.

Job Description and Person Specification

Closing Date: 6th August 2021

Interviews: 11th August 2021

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 our application form 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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