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Brunton Hall and Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AF
£28,414 - £32,027 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Days and Hours of Work:
Mon-Fri, 09.00-17.00
To start asap

A permanent full time opportunity has arisen in the Council’s Housing Options Team for a Housing Options Officer. We're looking for an enthusiastic person to join our Response Team and provide a quality service to people who are homeless. Assisting vulnerable people in crisis, your main duties will include carrying out homelessness assessments in accordance with statutory homeless legislation and managing a designated caseload. You will provide high quality housing options advice and work closely with colleagues in Accommodation and Prevention Teams to enable positive housing outcomes for homeless people. 

Job Details

As part of the wider Community Housing Service, provide a comprehensive frontline housing options, homelessness assessment and temporary accommodation management service ensuring that the Council’s corporate statutory homeless responsibilities are met.

The jobholder will also work closely with other services and agencies in both developing and delivering the service ensuring regulatory and legal compliance with a range of housing and related legislation.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Must be educated to HNC Level or equivalent in a housing, health or social work subject with previous experience of providing a range of advice related to homelessness and/or housing.

Driving Licence
A full current driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential to manage the workload of this post*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability).

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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Please note: East Lothian Council do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail).  All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form.  Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form.

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