Homeless & Housing Solutions Officer

Posted 23 May 2024
Salary Up to £27.00 per hour via an Umbrella Company
Job type Temporary
Discipline Social Housing Recruitment
Contact NameMegan McMenamin

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a Council based in Worcestershire, who are recruiting for a Homeless & Housing Solutions Officer on a temporary three-month contract with the potential for extension.

This will be a full-time position, offering hybrid working (2-3 days per week expected to work on site). It is 37.00 hours per week, Monday to Friday. The hourly rate for this role is negotiable up to £27.00 per hour via an Umbrella Company.

The ideal candidate will have experience working within a similar role and will ideally have previous experience using the Jigsaw system.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Reaching robust S184 decisions and with an in depth understanding of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended)

  • Providing a professional and compliant specialist customer facing Homelessness and Housing Solutions service firmly focussed on the prevention and relief of homelessness through a range of housing options

  • Supporting the strategic and operational managers in delivering the vision, strategies and initiatives for the Homelessness and Housing Solutions Team

  • Professionally and effectively managing a designated caseload by thoroughly assessing, researching, analysing, and applying the most up to date case law to homeless applications across all tenures

  • Ensuring that any reports are written with a high degree of diligence, rationality, and quality, so that legal decisions are “right first time”

  • Ensuring that those applicants for whom the Council has a statutory duty to provide temporary accommodation are placed into accommodation that best meets their needs

  • Through casework, teamwork and partnership working, ensuring that any housing solutions or package of solutions are wholly sustainable

Experience required:

  • Experience required in carrying out section 184 decisions

  • In depth knowledge of current homelessness legislation

  • Experience of casework and writing complex reports

  • Experience of serviced improvement and being involved in projects

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Working knowledge of using the Jigsaw system

Working hours:

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

At James Andrews Recruitment Solutions we try to respond to all applications personally, however, due to the high volume of applications this is not always possible. If you have not heard back from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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