Housing Solutions Officer

£19,747 - £28,844 per annum
14 Feb 2018
28 Feb 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type

Housing Solutions Officer

£19,747 - £28,844 per annum

Full-time, 37 hours per week

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Our Housing Solutions service is prevention-focused, which is delivered from a customer service hub in central Colchester Library. We are also committed to achieving the NPSS Gold standard for Housing Solutions services.  

The service faces a range of challenges, with an increasing demand for accommodation without an adequate supply of housing.  From April 2018, the enactment of the Homeless Reduction Act will bring further challenges.

We are looking for a Housing Solutions Officer with a detailed understanding of the Housing Act 1996 Part 7 (as amended) and an understanding of the Homeless Reduction Act 2017. You will be expected to use an innovative approach to homeless prevention and be able to make tough decisions, whilst managing your own performance and contribute to the development of the service.

You will be customer-focused and be able to manage a wide and varied workload, whilst meeting our business objectives and performance targets.

We offer a range of benefits which include flexible working, staff benefits, pension, and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

If you wish to discuss the post further, please contact Housing Solutions Manager, Syed Rizvi, on 01206 506821.

To apply for this post, please download and complete the application form on our website which can be reached via the apply button, or if you need a paper copy, call our 24 hour recruitment line on (01206) 507343. Applications will not be accepted after midnight on the closing date.

Further information about Colchester Borough Homes can be found on our website via the red 'apply' button.

Closing date: 28th February 2018.