Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Careers | Housing Options Officer

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Discover rewarding career opportunities with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council as a Housing Options Officer. Learn more about the role, responsibilities, and qualifications required to apply. Join a team dedicated to making a positive impact on the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for providing housing advice and assistance to households who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.
  • You will prioritize the prevention of homelessness, assisting customers to improve their situation so that they can remain in stable accommodation, and will do this by negotiating with landlords and relatives to prevent homelessness.
  • You will work towards getting single people and couples away from life on the streets and help accommodate families and vulnerable people when they have lost or are unable to remain in existing accommodation.
  • You will demonstrate your ability to deal with emotionally challenging cases in difficult situations, providing advice to members of the public and determining what legal duties are owed to customers who approach the Council for assistance.

Q: What are the Benefits & Perks of the Job?

A: The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, generous holiday allowance, pension scheme, and access to a range of learning and development opportunities.

Q: What Experience is Needed?

A: Candidates should have experience working with the public and providing excellent levels of customer service. Additionally, the experience working with several IT systems and the ability to learn new systems to a high standard is desirable.

Conclusion: If you have a passion for helping people, a commitment to providing excellent customer service, and the ability to work with IT systems, then this is the job for you. With a competitive salary, generous holiday allowance, and access to learning and development opportunities, this is a great opportunity to make a difference in your community.