Welfare Reform Housing Officer
|Job Title:||Welfare Reform Housing Officer|
|Location:||Giffnock, East Renfrewshire|
|Contact Name:||Emer Meehan|
|Job Published:||May 16, 2018 17:46|
Housing Office - University Credit / Welfare Reform - 8/10 week contracts
We have a fantastic opportunity for a housing officer with experience of working with Universal Credit / Welfare Reform.
You will be required to develop a range of policy options to permit households affected by housing benefits related welfare changes to mitigate its impact upon their household income.
Duties will include but are not limited to -
- Contacting all tenants affected by Welfare Reform changes
- Undertake Interviews for those affected
- Working with a range of landlords develop a Package of Housing Options suitable for those affected
- Liaise with Money Advice and Welfare Rights officers to ensure household income is maximised
- Assist affected tenants with claims for Discretionary Housing Payments
Essential skills -
- Educated to Degree level of equivalent discipline
- Knowledge of housing policy & legislation
- Knowledge of welfare benefit entitlement
- Experience in policy development
- Experience of dealing with members of the public face to face and over the telephone
- Highly developed ICT skills
- Well-developed report writing skills
- Excellent communication skills
Desirable skills -
- Housing qualification
If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please send me your CV for consideration.
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