HOUSING & DEVELOPMENT CONTROL
Housing Needs Officer
Grade 8 - £18,149 - £19,851
25 hours per week.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Housing Needs Officer to join our busy Housing Needs Team. The post is funded until January 2022.
We are seeking someone with experience of dealing directly with members of the public and working in collaboration with others to achieve results. You should have some understanding of the issues faced by individuals who are homeless or in housing need.
Working with both individuals and households, you will support clients in devising personalised housing plans, taking into account the clients housing and support needs, with the aim of assisting clients to retain their current accommodation or securing alternative suitable accommodation.
Ideally, you will have experience of frontline support to vulnerable clients facing a housing crisis, developing support or housing plans with clients and applying national legislation to the decision-making process.
The successful candidate will have a strong focus on the needs of the people that are seeking assistance, whilst being able to manage customers’ expectations, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
You should be a strong team player who embraces change and is able to work flexibly in order to meet the needs of the service and the people that we assist.
For an informal discussion on the content of the job description or person specification, please contact Wilma Waddingham, Housing Needs Manager, on 01282 425011 Ext. 7242