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Senior Housing Needs Officer - Emergency Placements

Posted on 5 July 2021

  • DirectorateBHCC: Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities
  • LocationBartholomew House
  • Salary27,741 - 32,234
  • ContractFixed Term
  • Closing DateThis vacancy has closed

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/102962/14939
Positions available 2
Working hours 37
Closing date This vacancy has closed
Job category Housing
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Fixed term: 6 - 9 months (1 x maternity cover, 1 x new post funded until March 2022)

For an informal discussion, please contact Lara Thompson, Housing Options Manager on

About the role

We are seeking 2 Senior Housing Needs Officers in the Emergency Placement Team. This is for an initial fixed term period to cover maternity leave and meet short term increased demand.  

Brighton & Hove City Council provide emergency accommodation to hundreds of homeless households at any one time to meet our statutory obligations under Homelessness legislation. The Emergency Placement team have responsibility for making and managing those placements, and ensuring the best use of stock.  Emergency Placement Officers communicate with accommodation providers regarding available properties, voids and repairs. When it is determined that placement into emergency accommodation is required it is the Emergency Placement Officer who makes the most appropriate booking, communicates this to the household and ensures the correct paperwork is completed and accurate records are kept on computer systems.

The Senior Emergency Placement Officers oversee the work of the team, support them in their work, and ensure the efficient management of this part of the service. They provide operational supervision of the Emergency Placement Officers and work with partners and colleagues to resolve any issues related to specific placements as well as broader operational challenges. The Senior Officer is also responsible for delivering service improvements and implementing new and improved procedures, with a focus on providing a better service for vulnerable people.

The role suits someone with strong team work/management skills and attention to detail.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours 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. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

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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