Housing Accommodation Officer

Employer: Sevenoaks District Council
Close date: Monday 18/01/2021

Sevenoaks District Council have a current vacancy for a Housing Accommodation Officer, a full time role based in Sevenoaks, Kent.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Housing Advice Service as a frontline Housing Accommodation Officer with Sevenoaks DC. Homelessness is high on the national agenda and they are offering an exciting permanent role to join their newly formed Accommodation Service, which is part of the wider Housing Advice Service. The successful candidate will have the responsibility for managing and providing temporary accommodation and make use of all available accommodation options to discharge the Council’s homelessness duties.

You will support the work across the Housing Advice Service to deliver on their range of legal responsibilities, focusing on the private rented sector and clients in temporary accommodation. The Housing Advice Service reacts to needs of the client group, the right candidate will find that there are never two days which are the same.

The Homelessness Reduction Act requires the Council to boost its focus on homelessness prevention and strengthen their proactive service to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. This role involves a range of tasks to support the accommodation service as well as direct interaction with their clients and key partners, so strong customer service skills are needed.

You will have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to produce accurate and concise information. Sevenoaks DC are looking for someone who is flexible and resilient, a supportive team player who is able to remain calm and to work effectively under pressure.

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