Do you have experience of Homelessness and managing a housing register and statutory procedures? We are looking for an innovative, experienced Housing Options Officer to join our Housing Options team to cover for maternity absence. This is an opportunity to help our Rutland community in providing housing advice and homelessness prevention by supporting individuals to obtain new housing or accommodation.
About the role…
The Housing Options Officer supports the service by delivering an efficient and effective Housing Options, Homelessness and Prevention service in line with the Council’s statutory duty. The post holder will work alongside colleagues within the Housing Options Team and the wider Council Directorates to ensure the successful delivery of all relevant Strategies in particular the early Intervention, prevention and safeguarding teams across Adult and Children’s Social Care.
- Experience of working within a front-line Housing Options Team and delivering a quality housing options, homeless and advice service
- In-depth knowledge of Government Legislation and statutory procedures
- Organised, creative and flexible in your approach
- Able to effectively manage cases and assess risk
- Good IT skills, able to keep records updated and provide regular service performance statistics
The Housing Options Officer also supports and works alongside the Senior Housing Options Officer in representing Housing at meetings both internally and externally along with having experience of chairing meetings. You will need to be committed to developing strong working relationships internally and externally.
Please note that this is a maternity cover post.
The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS are paid by us.
The Housing Options Officer interviews will be held in December 2021. Please be advised this could be subject to change, in which case we will give appropriate notice.
Our offer to you:
We offer work that makes a difference to people’s lives, a safe working environment; structured salary reviews; generous annual leave entitlement plus 8 days paid bank holidays; local government pension scheme; occupational health service and flexible working policies to enable you to balance work and home commitments.
Rutland County Council encourages a healthy work life balance, and we welcome discussions regarding flexible working.
Find out more:
To learn more about working with us visit https://jobs.rutland.gov.uk or if you have any queries about this role please contact Heidi Coleman, Senior Housing Options Officer on 01572 720930 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758343 or email us at email@example.com