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Housing Reviews & Projects Officer

  • Job reference: 20412
  • Location: Grays, Essex
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Homeless and Housing Options
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Job description: Housing Reviews & Projects Officer
A local authority in Grays, Essex are recruiting for a Housing Reviews & Projects Officer with strong Homelessness experience to conduct reviews of suitability of accommodation provided or offered to homeless households in accordance with the Council's statutory duties under Homeless Reduction Act, decisions on homelessness applications.

The Role
The focus of this role is to receive representations that serve to challenge decisions made in relation to the homeless applications in accordance with the Council's duty under the Homeless Reduction Act 2017 and carry out an independent review of such decisions, producing a written adjudication on that substantive challenge that serves to consider and supply the full reason for the review decision.
This will include the following responsibilities:
*To conduct reviews of suitability of accommodation provided or offered to homeless households in accordance with the Council's statutory duties under Homeless Reduction Act, decisions on homelessness applications.
*To conduct appeals against housing register decisions and council tenancies such as fixed term tenancy reviews, introductory tenancies
*At the direction of the Housing Solutions Manager, to act as the council's representative in any subsequent court challenge to review decisions or in any litigation around the conduct of the review, including that which involves any decision not to conduct a review.
*To ensure customers receive, either directly or through referral to relevant teams/agencies, appropriate advice on their options.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role you will require a detailed knowledge of the Homeless Reduction Act 2017, Regulations and Statutory Instruments relating to homelessness, and the Homelessness Code of Guidance, case law and of the Localism Act 2011 as they relate to the allocation of accommodation to homeless households, as well as strong knowledge of landlord and tenant legislation, the Housing Act 1985, immigration law, family law, Community Care legislation and Children Act or any subsequent legislation.

The Contract
This is a full time role on an initial 3 month contract.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV to Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions via lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk - you can also call Lee on 01772 208 966 to discuss the role in more detail.