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Housing Options Officer, Greenwich

  • Job reference: 15790
  • Location: London
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Homeless and Housing Options
Job description: Housing Options Officer, Greenwich
Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting for a Housing Options Officer for a local authority in Greenwich. As a Housing Options Officer based in Greenwich, you will require previous experience in a Housing Options role as this is a short term contract so you will need to be able to hit the ground running. Therefore, experience of the housing sector and homelessness is essential; especially Part VII of the Housing Act of 19996 incorporating the Homelessness Act 2002, as you will be interviewing clients in accordance to these acts. Knowledge of Choice Based Lettings system will also be highly beneficial.
To be successful in this role you will have experience of offering housing and related advice to members of the public in a local authority setting as well as having previously carried out statutory homelessness assessments and issuing written decisions upon completion of a assessments. Other key aspects of this role include carrying out investigations and assessments of homelessness applications and providing housing advice and assistance in preventing homelessness by telephone, in writing, or in person.
Your key responsibilities will include:
-Providing comprehensive advice regarding housing options
-Preventing and resolving homelessness wherever possible
-Advising, supporting and informing those in housing need
-Assessing advising and assisting customers under relevant housing and homelessness legislation
This is an initial two month contract, running until at least the end of the year, working 35 hours a week.
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Why work with Service Care Solutions? -
-A specialist, dedicated Social Housing consultant offering single point of contact
-Excellent referral bonuses
-An exclusive range of Social Housing vacancies across the UK
-Provider of Housing staff to over 200 local authorities and 100 Housing Associations.
-Payroll service twice a week
-Ltd Co and PAYE payment options available
-Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
-Loyalty schemes / bonuses
-DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.
Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus. Therefore, if you know of anyone suitable for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.
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If you are interested, please contact Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208966 or email lee.mcmillan@servicecare.org.uk.