Interim Housing Options Officer

Location:

Region: East Midlands
Country: United Kingdom

Role:

Working Arrangement: Hybrid

Salary:

Salary: £25 - £28 per hour

Application Details:

Start Date: ASAP
Expiry Date: 17/08/2023
Job Reference: GDHO7023_1689872601

Interim Housing Options Officer

I am currently recruiting for a Housing Options Officer to join North Northamptonshire Council.

LOCATION: North Northamptonshire Council (Kettering or Wellingborough office)
HOURS: 37.5 per week
DURATION: 6 months ongoing
PAY RATE: £25-£28 per hour (Umbrella) depending on experience

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be a key point of contact for service users and stakeholders, ensuring that all services are to standards agreed with partners and customers.
  • Deliver the Council’s statutory obligations under the Housing Act 1996, Part VII, Homelessness Act 2002 and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.
  • Determine and administer the requirements of the Homeless Reduction Act 2017, in its Prevention, Relief and Homeless duties.
  • Conduct an accurate assessment of customer’s needs, the outcome of which is effectively communicated to them and is laid out in a Personal Housing and Wellbeing plan.
  • Encourage customers to take all necessary steps to prevent homelessness occurring where possible.
  • Increase housing options and solutions for customers who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
  • Liaise with the Landlord Liaison Officer, landlords and agents in setting up tenancy agreements and arranging rent in advance or deposit via the Council’s prevention schemes.
  • Work in an enhanced partnership way across the public sector, the voluntary, the community sector and with landlords to offer housing solution’s and the most relevant support for the customer.
  • Keep accurate records of all cases using the IT infrastructure and procedures provided.
  • Be customer focused acting as a problem solver when issues cross professional boundaries.
  • Deliver training to partnership agencies about the Housing Options service.
  • Embrace service improvement in your team, contributing to the delivery and review of service standards, quality and performance targets in accordance with the Council’s Service Delivery plans.
  • Manage the rent account of those homeless customers placed into temporary accommodation.
  • Make placements in to temporary accommodation for those customers who are homeless, evidencing suitability by carrying out a risk assessment.
  • Provide assistance to temporary accommodation providers as required.

If you think you could be a good fit, please do apply. Should you have any questions you can reach me on or by calling 0115 666 6399, asking for Olivia.

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