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I am currently recruiting for a Housing Reviews Officer to work with a Local London Authority on a contract basis.
The client is looking for someone to be responsible for fulfilling the council’s statutory function under s202 Housing Act 1996 Part VII i.e. reviewing negative homelessness decisions and suitability of offers when requested by applicants.
The role will require candidates to:
Manage an individual caseload of homelessness/suitability reviews in accordance with Part VII Housing Act 1996 (as amended), ensuring all internal and statutory deadlines are met.
Investigate cases and issuing decisions in relation to the various homelessness duties associated in particular with ss188, 193 and 202 within the relevant timeframes.
Ensure additional internal deadlines are met with regard to the management of the review process, e.g. timely dispatch of file copies; follow up of submissions and Regulation 8 letters and liaison with the council’s solicitors in relation to court proceedings.
Respond to members enquiries and other correspondence within specified performance timescales.
You will need:
In depth knowledge of Housing Act 1996 Part VII (as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002); Homelessness Reduction Act 2017;
Working knowledge of other legislation associated with homelessness investigations, e.g. Family Law Act 1996; Children Acts 1989 and 2004; Human Rights Act 1998; Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 and Community Care Act 2000.
Knowledge of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 and Landlord and Tenant Acts 1985 and 1987 would also be helpful as well as an understanding of the council’s public sector equality duty as contained in the Equalities Act 2010.
Demonstrable experience of working in a housing needs or complaints based environment
If you are interested in this role and have the relevant skills and experience,please don't hesitate to apply