Temporary Housing Options Advisor

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Temporary Housing Options Advisor
Contract / Temporary

Darlington 6344613746400

Posted: 30th August 2022 15:53
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  • Pay Rate:

    £13.44 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month


    DL1 5QT

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Housing Options Advisor 

Job Ref: Darlington 6344613746400 

To give housing advice about all available housing options.  Investigate claims of homelessness, potential homelessness and housing need.  Arrange temporary housing where required and to assist people to find appropriate and adequate accommodation   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Provide information, support, assistance and advice to people in housing need, and anyone else, on all available temporary and permanent housing options. 
  • Disseminate Council policies and procedures as well as alternatives to Council housing – such as Housing Associations, specialist providers and the private rented sector. To provide advice on house purchase, mortgages and finance, explain advertising, letting and sale of private accommodation, where appropriate. 
  • Conduct casework and negotiations with applicants, landlords and others to prevent the loss of accommodation and/or to arrange planned moves where required. 
  • Record claims of homelessness and interview homeless or potentially homeless people.   
  • Carry out home visits and basic inspections of property. 
  • Arrange temporary accommodation when required and as a part of a team of officers provide an afterhours service for those with nowhere to stay. 
  • Investigate circumstances, check details given, complete reports for each case and make recommendations where appropriate. 
  • Liaise and consult with other departments and statutory and voluntary agencies in areas of responsibility. 
  • Complete project work relating to the prevention and alleviation of homelessness and housing need. 
  • To prepare reports and provide information as required 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Knowledge of housing need and homelessness issues/legislation 
  • Knowledge of accommodation and housing resources 
  • Approx. 2 years’ experience working in housing, social care and/or with people with disabilities in a relevant setting 
  • Approx. 2 years’ experience of housing management and landlord and tenant issues 
  • Ability to respond to regular supervision and support in a constructive manner 
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex information/legislation 
  • IT literate capable of using MS Word/Excel and office packages 


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Job Ref: Darlington 6344613746400
Temporary Housing Options Advisor
Client Category: Local Authority

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Temporary Housing Options Advisor
Client Category: Local Authority

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