Housing Options Officer

Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Salary £24,333 to £26,415
14 Feb 2018
02 Mar 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

We are looking to recruit a Housing Options Officer to help us deliver a comprehensive homelessness and housing advice service to customers across the district, in accordance with current legislation and good practice.

If you are looking for a new opportunity where every day brings a different challenge, you enjoy working with people, and feel you have good negotiation skills, interpersonal skills and a “can do” attitude, then this could be the opportunity for you. If you want to be part of our team we need you to:

  • Be a team player
  • Be committed to delivering a quality housing options service and
  • Be creative in finding timely housing solutions for customers

This is an exciting time within the homelessness sector with the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act planned for April 2018. The post holder will have the opportunity to help us shape our service in response to the new legislation.

As well as those with the relevant housing options experience, we also invite applications from people with transferrable skills from other related sectors and disciplines.

The post will be subject to a disclosure request through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jai Vick on (01749) 341441 or Peter McGuire on (01749) 341507.  Further details and an application pack can be obtained by clicking the Apply button to be transferred to the council's online recruitment pages. 

Closing date for applications is Friday 02nd March 2018.

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