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Housing Options Officer

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12 months on from the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act, an exciting temporary opportunity has arisen for an experienced Housing Options Officer with a Staffordshire based local authority.

As a Housing Options Officer your duty will be to provide professional advice in order to prevent homelessness and minimise housing need.

Key duties:

• Liaise with customers via home visits, telephone and e-mail regarding housing needs
• Asses individual circumstances to ensure the correct bandings and points are allocated
• Take a proactive approach to homeless prevention
• Conduct property viewings with private landlords and prospective tenants
• Efficiently monitor and update all housing compliance

You will also:

• Experience within Housing Options and section 184 decision making is essential
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience dealing with vulnerable individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

The successful Housing Options Officer will demonstrate the ability to make an immediate impact on a temporary assignment and demonstrate the ability to thoroughly asses homeless applications.

Niyaa People represents social housing and maintenance professionals seeking freelance or permanent employment across the Midlands region from our Birmingham office. We deal with a range of small, medium and large Local Authorities, Charities and Housing Associations.

For a more comprehensive list of our temporary and permanent vacancies, please also visit us at www.niyaapeople.co.uk or contact us on 0121 773 0966

“Niyaa People have been a pleasure to work with, in particular Kamran. He fully took on board our requirements and ensured that we found the right candidate for our position. I highly recommend Niyaa People and will definitely contact them for any future recruitment needs.”
Beaumont Structural Consultants
Beaumont Structural Consultants