SENIOR HOUSING OPTIONS OFFICER
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Salary: £25,463 - £30,756
Location: Narborough, Leicestershire
Working Pattern: Full time
Advertised By: Blaby District Council
Post Number: REQ00496
Job Category: Housing
Advert End Date: 4 February 2019
18 Month Fixed Term Contract
Scale 5 (£24,563 to 30,756) per annum
Blaby District Council’s Housing Options Team is a busy, high performing housing advice service with a sharp focus on preventing homelessness. The successful applicant will be based in our main offices in Narborough.
We are looking to recruit an experienced individual to assist the Housing Options Team Leader in providing guidance and support to our team of Housing Options Officers. The team are responsible for management of housing applications and preventing homelessness in the first instance and carrying out the Council’s responsibilities to customers who are homeless or threatened with homelessness under its statutory duties.
An experienced team player with a passion for delivering an excellent housing and homelessness service, you will have the ability to manage a complex caseload with minimal supervision. You will have a sound understanding of housing and homelessness legislation and the new Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. Homelessness services are experiencing fresh challenges and you will be expected to develop an innovative preventative approach that seeks to minimise, reduce and prevent homelessness across the Blaby District.
You will work proactively with neighbouring Districts in Leicester and Leicestershire to implement best practice in response to changing legislation and will contribute to the development of our new Homelessness Strategy.
You will provide high standards of specialist advice and support to colleagues and must have strong communication and negotiation skills. An organised and methodical approach is essential.
Good Communication Skills
Good Working Knowledge of the Homelessness Reduction Act
Awareness of the Councils Housing Allocations Policy
Closing date: 4th February 2019 (midnight)
Interview Date: 12th February 2019
If you have not heard from us within 28 days of the closing date please assume on this occasion you have not been successful.