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Housing Options Officer
  • Employer: Arun District Council
  • Reference: S/21/166845
  • Published: Wed 29/09/2021, 12:15 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 17/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 37 hours, Occasional evening meetings and need to work as part of an out of hours rota - see Person Specification
  • Salary: £27,741 - £29,577 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Arun Civic Centre, Littlehampton, West Sussex, Bognor Regis Town Hall, West Sussex , West Sussex

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Housing Options Officer

Housing Options Officer

£27,741 - £29,577 per annum

Permanent - 37 hours per week


Arun District Council’s Housing Options Team is an extremely busy front-line service working to prevent homelessness, to sustain tenancies and to identify sources of accommodation across all tenures.

We need positive, resilient people to form part of our team to deliver services for people who are homeless and who often present with complex and challenging circumstances. You will need to demonstrate a passion for what you do and for the people who need your help.

The role itself will be to work with the residents of Arun preventing homelessness and reducing the use of temporary accommodation. It would be advantageous if you have experience of working in housing, homelessness or with vulnerable people.  You will need to have excellent negotiation skills, be prepared to be tenacious and above all, be focussed preventing homelessness wherever you can.   

Working for us will bring fresh challenges with the opportunity to grow and develop. One thing we can guarantee is that you will gain job satisfaction from being part of our team and working within the Arun Cares competency framework.

It is important to us that you can manage multiple demands and able to self-motivate, retaining a resilient and flexible approach to your work and have a willingness to contribute positively to team-working. The work tasks will require persistence whilst building good rapport with our clients and negotiating successful outcomes. 

So, if you enjoy working in an environment where no two days are the same and you thrive working in a team that’s constantly striving to improve and make a difference to people’s lives, then we would love to hear from you.

These posts will be based at either the Civic Centre in Littlehampton or Bognor Regis Town Hall, with some remote working. You may also be required to work at other locations in the District.

Please note this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


In return we offer:

  • Up to 30 days paid annual leave (subject to continuous service) plus paid Bank Holidays - PLUS Flexi-Time
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Free membership at local leisure centres
  • Excellent Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work discount/Christmas Savings/Save As You Earn Schemes
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including free health checks, free eye tests and an option to pay into a Simply Health Care plan
  • Training and Development Opportunities


CLOSING DATE: 17/10/2021 23.55PM

INTERVIEWS: W/C 25/10/2021 - TBC


Arun has a commitment to equality of opportunity in employment. If you have a disability which makes it difficult to complete our application form, please contact the Human Resources Department, who will assist you with your application.