• Independent multi-sector recruitment specialist


Housing Options Officer

Housing Options Officer
Hybrid working (going on site 1-2 days per week)
£25 per hour

Hamilton Woods Associates are currently recruiting for a Housing Options Officer to provide specialist advice on a range of complex housing options and homeless prevention initiatives on a temporary basis, working at home for 3 days a week.

Responsibilities of the Housing Options Officer:

  • Manage caseloads and complete detailed legal assessments of applications for housing
  • Make decisions on all aspects of housing or homelessness applications including verification, eligibility, housing need and support
  • Determine the support needs of households in housing need and refer to specialist providers where appropriate
  • Participate in Housing Options Duty Rota
  • Lead multi-agency case meetings for households with complex problems
  • Act as housing lead in response to serious domestic abuse, child protection and adult safeguarding
  • Develop strong relationships with all housing providers and promote multi-agency initiatives in the prevention of homelessness
  • Participate in one-to-one supervision, case reviews and case conferences, employee appraisals and training sessions

Essential Experience of the Housing Options Officer:

  • Full UK Driving License
  • Level 4 diploma or equivalent
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Flexible approach to working hours to cover 24 hour call out which operates on a rota basis

To be considered for this exciting role, please contact Lucie Houston – Senior Recruitment Consultant at Hamilton Woods or apply online with a covering note of your experience and suitability referencing the job ID number. Due to the exceptionally high level of applications if you have not heard back from HWA within 7 – 10 days, it is regrettable that we cannot respond to all applicants, and please assume your application has been unsuccessful.