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Midlothian House 40-46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
£24,983 - £26,920 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy


Operational knowledge of housing policy and related legislation is desirable to deliver accurate information and make balanced judgements within statutory requirements & strict guidelines. 

The jobholder should have experience of dealing with vulnerable and disadvantaged clients, and have knowledge of giving welfare related advice and signposting to support networks. Knowledge of housing and related legislation in the operation of Council policies and procedures

Knowledge of MS Office or similar Spreadsheet and Word processing applications is essential.

Homepoint Level 2 or 2 Highers, including English, or SVQ equivalent combined with necessary experience. A diploma in Housing Studies is a desirable qualification.

If the jobholder does not meet the educational criteria, they will have to evidence they have the capacity to meet the educational standard.

The jobholder requires knowledge of a wide range of jobs and associated activities and will generally need an extended period of relevant working experience to become fully competent & familiar with all aspects of the job (2 years).


CLOSING DATE 31st August 2022

INTERVIEW DATE     TBC             



Job Advert

Position Title: Housing Officer

Position Number: 1

Directorate: Place   

Location: Midlothian House                   

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £24,983.78 per annum.


Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check will be met by you. 

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.