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Housing Solutions Officer

  • Job reference: jt0010
  • Location: Slough, Berkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Domestic and Support Services
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Job description: Housing Solutions Officer, Slough
A Berkshire council are recruiting for a Housing Solutions Officer based in Slough. This role will require the individual to develop, implement, promote and deliver a range of housing related solutions, providing financial, practical and technical advice and support to vulnerable or disabled residents.
The Role
Your key duties within the role will include the following:
-promote and publicise available housing initiatives for both the public and private sector
-develop new initiatives in line with the Government's agenda for housing, the housing strategy and identified local need
-identify applicants and tenants who are suitable for any one of a range of housing initiatives including shared ownership, portable discount, under occupation and out of borough schemes which meet housing need
-discuss and assess appropriate housing renovation and adaptation options for clients and support them throughout the work
-visit clients in their own homes and carry out as required a 'Test of Resources' and discuss all their needs with reference to welfare benefits and home renovations, including advice about practical and financial assistance
-Raise funds from trusts, charities and private sector initiatives to enable clients to have the works carried out
-establish and maintain good working relationships with other council departments
The Candidate
To be considered for this role you must have experience of working within public and private sector housing and delivering a front line customer focused housing service with an ability to build relationships. A good knowledge of all legislative and regulatory frameworks relating to public and private sector housing

The Contract
This is a contact starting 7th January 2019 to 6th June February 2019, working 22.5 hours per week.

Why work with Service Care Solutions?
-An exclusive range of Social Housing vacancies across the UK
-Free DBS processing
-Provider of Housing staff to over 200 local authorities and 100 Housing Associations.
-Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
-£250 referral bonus if you refer a successful candidate and they complete a probationary period

How to Apply
If you wish to apply for the role, please send over a copy of your CV to Jason Thomas at Service Care Solutions (Jason. thomas @ service care. org .uk) or feel free to call Jason on 01772 208 966.