Housing Options Advisor

Posted 26 July 2022
Salary Negotiable
LocationNorthampton
Job type Temporary
DisciplineProfessional & Technical
ReferenceHOUSI09868_1658833248
ContactSamantha Riley

Job description

Housing Options Advisor required for immediate contract.

Opus People Solutions have an exciting opportunity for a Housing Options Advisor to join North Northamptonshire Council on an initial 3 month contract.

This exciting opportunity is a hybrid role which requires you to work 2/3 days in the office.

As a Housing Options Advisor you will

  • Provide advice and assistance to customers on housing options in order to prevent homelessness and minimise housing need
  • Find solutions to customers' housing problems tailored to their individual needs
  • Provide advice and assistance to housing applicants using Keyways, the Council's choice based allocations scheme
  • Carry out investigations and assess homelessness applications in accordance with Part VII of the Housing Act 1996.
  • Assist in the delivery of the Homelessness Strategy.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of cross-cutting initiatives, in line with the Council's "One Team" philosophy.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Previous Housing experience
  • Good knowledge of Housing Laws and legalities
  • Experience of managing and prioritising own workload, and ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent verbal and interviewing skills
  • Well-developed and wide- ranging negotiating and problem solving skills
  • Ability to successfully operate in a multi-disciplinary and multi-functional environment
  • Full driving licence and access to a car for work or ability to travel within the Borough

An enhanced DBS is required for this role

If this sounds like the role for you then please apply now!