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Housing Options Officer - Homelessness

Location: London

Salary/Rate: up to £26 p.h

Type: Temporary

Closing Date:

Job Reference: 3815385

Interim role - Housing Options officer - homelessness- Inside IR35 – East London - up to £26 p/h umbrella

Your new company
On behalf of our client, a public-sector organisation in East London, Hays Social Housing are currently looking for a Housing options officer - Homelessness for a rolling temporary contract.

Your new role
Some of your duties:
  • To interview customers, to assess whether homelessness can be prevented in any way.
  • To assess whether those who are threatened with homelessness qualify for private sector options, based on the Housing Act Part 7 as amended.
  • To explain housing options clearly and lawfully to qualifying customers and to promote the idea, to interest as many customers as possible.
  • To negotiate with applicants and explain the benefits of taking up housing options in a positive way.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful for this role you'll need:
  • To have a knowledge of relevant current legislation and case law, including the Protection from Eviction Act 1977, the Housing Acts of 1985, 1988, 1996 and 2004.
  • Good understanding of the Housing Act Part 7, as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002 and the ability to assess applications under this act.
  • Good communication and negotiation skills, as well as interpersonal skills.

What you'll get in return
In return:
  • Possibility to work for a well-established organisation.
  • Competitive hourly rate.
  • Great location and good transports links.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Contact: Nadia Suleiman Abdillahi

Office: 4th Floor, 107 Cheapside

Phone: 02072598811


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