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Housing Options Officer X2

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
£21166 to £32029 per annum (Grade F-H)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
24/06/2019 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

As a Housing Options Officer, you will work as a member of a busy housing team that has responsibility for the Common Housing Register, housing advice, managing and supporting applicants in temporary accommodation and offering clients comprehensive housing options interviews.

You will be on the frontline of housing services, offering advice and assistance to prevent homelessness, investigating and determining homelessness applications and working with other organisations and services to resolve clients’ housing problems. To achieve success, you will need to be dynamic, creative and innovative, able to work effectively with relevant agencies and have the skills to problem-solve and troubleshoot.

With excellent communication and organisational skills, you will have the ability to quickly analyse information, be capable of prioritizing your own workload whilst dealing with persistent interruptions to pre-planned work and be able to deal with highly challenging and stressful situations.

This is a fixed term position for 12 months.

Interviews will take place on 3rd and/or 4th July 2019.

For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact Gemma Walsh, Senior Housing Options Officer on 01635 519983.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.


Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please complete an online application form.

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