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Housing Needs Officer

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Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Place of work:
Marina Centre, Lowestoft
Salary details:
£21,074 - £26,470 (with progression bar points)
Job term:
Full Time
37 hpw
Closing Date
05 April 2019
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Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are committed to improving the quality of life for everyone living in, working in and visiting east Suffolk. From 1 April 2019, our two authorities will combine to create ‘East Suffolk Council’, which will be the largest district council in the country. Our councils are an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to those who need them most.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Housing Needs Officer to join our team based in Lowestoft. You will need to travel to partner sites will be required.

You will be responsible for a small portfolio of directly managed temporary accommodation along with liaising with our other Temporary  Accommodation Providers.  You will also be responsible for the delivery of the council’s Private Rented Access  Provision. You will  also  be responsible for procuring  accommodation as and when required to meet the council’s onging Temporary Accommodation needs. You will be the first point of contact for our landlords.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills along with a working knowledge of both the Housing Act 2004 and the Homeless Reduction Act 2017.

In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development. We want you to stay with us for the long-term, so 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 and purpose built brand new office accommodation, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Poppy Wragg, Senior Housing Needs Officer on (01502) 523181 or Angela Haye, Service Manager on (01502) 523134.

Please read the job description and person specification on the right of the page before applying for this job.

Interviews:  16 April 2019.

Please note: There will no access to apply for Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Council roles between Monday 25 March 2019 – Sunday 31 March 2019. During this period, the site will be down for essential maintenance in order to prepare for the change to East Suffolk Council on the 1 April 2019. Access for applicants will resume 1 April 2019.

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