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Housing Options/Homelessness Prevention Officer
  • Employer: Uttlesford District Council (Essex)
  • Reference: UDCE/21/158482
  • Published: Mon 12/07/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 02/08/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: Salary £28,672-£31,346
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Saffron Walden / Working from Home, Essex

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Housing Options/Homelessness Prevention Officer

Uttlesford District Council are looking for an experienced housing professional to join the council’s Housing Options Team.


You would become a member of a small team focusing on preventing homelessness and offering help and advice to customers who are in housing need and may be vulnerable. We need someone who can comprehend the often complex needs of individuals within our community and who will relish the challenge of finding solutions for them.


Ideally you will already be working within the homelessness sector and have a good understanding of a local authorities homelessness duties. However we would also consider applications from people who have other relevant experience within housing and the skills needed to work within this frontline team.


The right person will need to proactively manage a diverse work load, meet deadlines and have the ability to remain calm under pressure. They will also have good computer skills, be great at keeping accurate records on our electronic database and enjoy working collaboratively.


Other essential requirements for this post are great customer care skills, the ability to think creatively, to be encouraging, persuasive and to be able to work flexibly.


For an informal discussion please contact Susan Yates or Judith Snares on 01799 510510.


If you are interested in this post, please apply via our online recruitment link which is available on our website


Closing date for completed applications is 2 August 2021.

Interviews will be held virtually week commencing 16 August 2021.


CVs will not be accepted


We positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.


During the Covid-19 pandemic in order to follow the Government’s advice you will be required to work from home wherever possible, and your working arrangements will be agreed with your line manager.  This will be reviewed as and when Government advice changes and/or the Council agrees new ways of working.