Accommodation Assessment & Lettings Officer

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  • Job ID 1324184
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience Fresh
  • Industry Development
  • Qualifications Certificate

Job Description

Accommodation Assessment & Lettings Officer– Lewisham

Salary: £26.26 Per Hour Umbrella

Full Time: Monday to Friday – 09:00am to 17:00pm – Hybrid

Role Purpose:

Required to work within a team of 5 officers and participate in a duty rota.  Responsible for being a point of contact for clients placed in emergency accommodation. The role requires an individual to be customer focused with strong communication skills, ability to work well under pressure with a good understanding of safeguarding adults and children.


To arrange emergency, temporary accommodation placements and make appropriate referrals into supported accommodation, ensuring all placements and referrals are carried out in a timely manner, making the best use of all available housing stock at all times.
To make offers of properties in line with Housing legislation and make robust decisions to discharge duty where necessary that will withstand legal scrutiny. 
Arrange emergency accommodation on behalf of other Council services, including Children’s Social Services and Adult Social Care as and when required
Co-ordinate available properties in the private rented sector and in conjunction with Housing Caseworkers, identify highest priority households to be put forward for Direct Lets to prevent and relieve homelessness. 
To ensure high quality offers, suitability and discharge of duty decisions are made in a timely manner relating to offers of properties (temporary accommodation & private rented properties)
To work proactively to find an appropriate housing solution to bring the Council’s ‘relief’/ full housing duty to an end
Ensure compliance with relevant legislation and guidelines so that accommodation is allocated based on need and all offers of accommodation are suitable
Proactively contribute to the council’s action plan to reduce the number of households in temporary accommodation by monitoring and maximising move on opportunities from temporary accommodation and supported housing. 
Ensure accurate records are maintained of those in all types of emergency, temporary and supported housing, maintaining statistical information for local and central government statistical returns. 
We offer:

24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment
Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Megan Eastop- Stanley on (phone number removed) or via email (url removed)

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