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Homelessness & Housing Options Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/05/2018 12:00
£23,398 - £25,951
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Employment Location:
Blyth Civic Centre

Job details 

Closing date:
22 May

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Your role will be to interview/visit clients who are potentially homeless to assess their housing situation prior to any application being made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002) and to prevent such clients from becoming homeless by providing housing information, advice and assistance to licensees tenants, landlords and accommodation agents and owner occupiers. You will support the Principal Homelessness & Housing Options Officer in developing new preventative initiatives, review emerging policies & assist the strategic team in researching the suitability & implementation across the County.

You must have a good standard of education to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent with effective IT skills. You should have detailed working knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation including The Housing Act 1996, Homeless Act 2002 & Landlord & Tenant Law along with a sound understanding of housing policies and procedures in a public sector environment, and the ability to provide initial advice regarding finance and welfare benefits is required. A relevant professional would be desirable. This post involves regular travel throughout the County therefore you must be able to meet the transport requirements. When required you will also be on call for out of office hours emergency calls for homeless applicants.

This is a fixed term contract for 2 years.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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