Housing Officer – 1000243310559438
The City of Brighton and Hove
Housing Officer – Brighton – 2 Month Contract, likely extension – £15.77ph umbrella
Our client is a large public sector organisation who requires someone to give housing advice about all available housing options. Investigate claims of homelessness, potential homelessness and housing need. Arrange temporary housing where required and to assist people to find appropriate and adequate accommodation. Undertake projects to prevent and reduce both homelessness and housing need. Record and investigate complaints of harassment and illegal eviction in the private rented sector.
Provide information, support, assistance and advice to people in housing need, and anyone else, on all available temporary and permanent housing options.
To provide advice on house purchase, mortgages and finance, explain advertising, letting and sale of private accommodation, where appropriate.
Conduct casework and negotiations with applicants, landlords and others to prevent the loss of accommodation and/or to arrange planned moves where required.
Record claims of homelessness and interview homeless or potentially homeless people.
Carry out home visits and basic inspections of property.
Arrange temporary accommodation when required and as a part of a team of officers provide an after hours service for those with nowhere to stay.
Investigate circumstances, check details given, complete reports for each case and make recommendations where appropriate.
Liaise and consult with other departments and statutory and voluntary agencies in areas of responsibility.
Complete project work relating to the prevention and alleviation of homelessness and housing need.
To prepare reports and provide information as required.
Ensure that you work in line with all policies and procedures and ensure that you are aware of your obligations under these.
Comply with health and safety policies, organisational statements and procedures, report any incidents / accidents/ hazards and take a pro-active approach to health and safety matters in order to protect yourself and others.
To apply please email your CV and availability to Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org
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