Housing Options Officer

  • Date Posted:June 6th 2024
  • Job Reference:DBGB1
  • TypeTemporary
  • LocationCM7, Braintree, Essex
  • Salary & Package£35 per hour

Are you an  experience Housing Options Officer?

Available ASAP?

Becky at JT Recruit would like to discuss this Housing Options Officer role for a local authority in Braintree with you.

The purpose of this role is to provide a front-line, customer-focussed service to individuals and families experiencing housing difficulties. To assess housing needs and provide specialist advice in respect of all housing options in order to prevent and relieve homelessness. When prevention opportunities have been exhausted, to undertake investigations to determine the Council’s duties under PtV11 Housing Act 1996, as amended, and ensure that statutory obligations are carried out.

To be successful in this post you will need:

Good interviewing and interpersonal skills. Excellent organisational and communication skills coupled with an empathetic style. Strong IT skills and letter writing skills are also important.

Experience of providing housing advice to the public and of liaising with other statutory, voluntary or private sector organisations.

Experience of issuing Personalised Housing Plan (PHP)

Experience of writing s184 decisions

Willingness to work in the office in the first 4 weeks of starting the role followed by a hybrid work pattern of 2-3 days a week in the office.

Willingness to carry out face to face housing options interview with homeless applicants.

Ability to manage own workload, be proactive while working within a team to achieve team objectives.


Experience of using Civica (Abritas)

Have own transport and driving licence

Requiring minimal notice to start

the Council’s Homelessness Prevention Fund.

Send your application to becky@jtrecruit.co.uk or call 01332 743438

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in our recruitment practices and in our employment policies. We want our employees to feel safe to express themselves and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of talents. We are dedicated to promoting a healthy work/life balance, valuing our employees, and enabling them to make a difference to the local community.

J T Recruit are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and we guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum requirements for the job.

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