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Housing Needs Officer (Maternity Cover)

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East Suffolk Council
Place of work:
East Suffolk House, Melton
Salary details:
£21,589 to £26,999 pa
Job term:
Full Time
37 hpw
Maternity / Paternity Cover 
Closing Date
21 June 2019 01:00 PM
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Housing Needs Officer to join our team based in Melton.

You will be responsible for a caseload of applicants who present to the Council in acute housing need (Homelessness, Housing Advice and Options and Homeless Prevention). Your duties will include assessing and verifying housing applications, undertaking homelessness casework, and providing housing advice and information at the first point of contact.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, interviewing and written communication skills along with a working knowledge of Part 6 and Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996, and also the Homeless Reduction Act 2017 . You will also have excellent organisation and negotiation skills as well as the ability to remain calm when challenged on decisions.

Your primary base will be Melton but there will be a need for you to travel to our Lowestoft offices as and when required

In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development and we’ll give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There’s also a superb benefits package including flexible working options, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact John James, Senior Housing Needs Officer on (01394) 444264.

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