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Housing Options Officer
  • Employer: Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
  • Reference: SD/21/168191
  • Published: Fri 08/10/2021, 14:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, 3 x fixed-term, 1 x permanent
  • Salary: £24,003 to £37,890 dependent on Qualifications and experience.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils, East Sussex

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Housing Options Officer

We are looking for a number of candidates with experience in housing options and homelessness to join our Housing Needs and Standards team as Specialist Advisor (Housing Solutions).

Housing Needs and Standards is focused on the prevention of homelessness and in your role as Specialist Advisor you will be part of a team dedicated on providing innovative solutions for people who find themselves homeless. 

You will be offering support, advice and guidance to homeless applications. You will responsible for resolving cases of varying complexity and working in working in partnership with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies.

In return you will be valued, supported and provided with an environment where you can foster ideas to develop the service and put the customer at the heart of what you do. 

You will have access to external and internal training and have the opportunity to become an expert in a specific field (e.g. mental health) as you progress in your career.

To be successful you will be a good communicator and able to build strong working relationships with internal and external partners. You will also need an eye for detail, have good investigation, critical thinking and decision making skills and be able to adapt and manage a demanding workload.

Knowledge and experience in housing options and homelessness are essential, as is a thorough working knowledge of the relevant Acts.

The role is largely home based, but you may be required to work from our Lewes, Eastbourne and Newhaven offices, subject to the needs of the service, on occasion.

Closing date: 22 October 2021