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Housing Options Officer

Employer: Mole Valley District Council

  • Reference: CHoSRO/17/42676
  • Published on: Fri 08/09/2017 12:05 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 29/09/2017 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week. 8.30 til 5pm Monday to Friday with out of hours cover on a rota basis.
  • Salary: £27,060 - £30,880
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Dorking, Surrey

About the role

In this exciting role you will work in the Housing Options Team and play a fundamental role in continuing the success of the team in preventing homelessness. You will provide frontline advice and assistance on all aspects of housing law and ensure that people are aware of their rights and responsibilities with regards to housing. You will also be responsible for performing the Council’s statutory duty in relation to the Housing Act 1996 Part VII (as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002) and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

About you

In addition to a minimum of 1 years experience in Housing you must have experience of assessing homelessness applications and giving housing advice. You must be able to work well as a team member, although you will often be out of the office working on your own conducting home visits and attending meetings. Good interpersonal skills are essential in this role in order to work confidently and sensitively with households in often difficult situations, as well as with other agencies, in attempting to resolve clients’ housing situations.

Further info

This role will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Check and use of a car is essential. The post holder will also be part of the team’s rota for out of hours homelessness cover

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Kirsty Jones on 01306 879210 Alternatively you can contact the HR Team at hr.admin@molevalley.gov.uk

Closing date for applicants: 29 September 2017, 12 Noon

Interview dates: 10 October 2017

Equal Opportunities

Armed Forces and Reservists

MVDC is supportive of employing those who have previously served, or are currently serving, in the Armed Forces.

Prevention of illegal working: Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

It is a criminal offence to employ someone, aged 16 or over, who has no right to work in the United Kingdom, or no right to do the work the organisation is offering.

If appointed The Council will require evidence to establish a person’s right to work in the United Kingdom.

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