Homelessness Review Officer

Posted on 27 January 2021
  • Directorate BHCC: Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities
  • Salary £32,910 to £35,745
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Bartholomew's House, Bartholomew's Square, Brighton

Job Summary

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    This vacancy has closed

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    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

We have an exiting opportunity for an experienced Reviews Officer to join our Reviews team.

The Reviews team are responsible for carrying out reviews of homelessness decisions for Brighton and Hove City Council and a number of other local housing authorities.

We are a progressive authority, which embraces equality and diversity. We offer family friendly and lifestyle benefits including flexible working. We also believe that people are our greatest assets so we are committed to ongoing training and development of our staff.

For an informal discussion, please contact Michael Feely - Housing Options Manager on 01273 295414

About the role

We are looking for a Homelessness Reviews Officer to determine requests for reviews made under Parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended)

You will have experience of working in a busy office environment and effectively managing a caseload with the ability to prioritise your work to meet the demands of the service and adhere to strict deadlines.

You will have the following key skills and attributes:

  • Significant experience of making decisions made under part 7 of the Housing Act 1996
  • Good investigative skills
  • Experience of interviewing homeless applicants
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended ) and other relevant legislation and case law
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make well reasoned arguments and impartial decisions
  • Ability to work autonomously and calmly under pressure

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.

Company information

Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.


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