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Experienced Reviews Officer

Housing Reviews Limited is an independent company providing a housing reviews (s166A & s202 Housing Act 1996) service to local authorities in England. We are now recruiting an experienced Reviews Officer who can work remotely on an ad hoc basis. We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated, experienced and committed to providing high quality Section 202 Homeless review decisions on behalf of several local authorities throughout England. Purpose of the Job:- To receive, investigate and conclude Section 202 homelessness appeals on behalf of several local authorities. Essential experience:-

  • The ability to write legally sound Section 203 review decision letters in the 5 areas of homelessness and suitability.

  • Excellent knowledge of homelessness legislation and case law including, current housing issues and current government policies relating to homelessness.

  • Experience in working within a Housing Options/Homelessness department.

  • The confidence to liaise with homeless applicants and their legal representatives as well as other agencies on a daily basis.

  • Be able to work under pressure to ensure strict deadlines are met.

  • Experience of using IT applications including, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills.

  • An effective problem solver with an organised and imaginative approach to their work and the ability to manage difficult situations.

  • Ability to work on own initiative, work well under pressure, prioritise work and meet strict deadlines

  • Experience of case management.

  • An effective team player with a track record of developing positive relationships with colleagues and managers

Main duties:-

  • To write and issue Section 203 homelessness review decision letters.

  • To make thorough enquiries where necessary.

  • To work professionally with other service users, their representatives and other agencies involved with reviews and appeals.

  • To liaise with team members in order to deal with all reviews efficiently and effectively

  • To adhere to strict deadlines.

In the first instance please forward your C.V to or call 0113 8160210 for further information.

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