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Housing Options Officer

Salary details: £ - £

The Arc, High Street, Clowne, Chesterfield, Derbyshire,
Salary details
Grade 7 £32,903.29 - £35,596.24
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours
Closing Date
03 December 2023
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Housing Options Officer

Salary/Grade: £32,903.29 - £35,596.24/ Grade 7

Hours/Days: 37 hours per week

Permanent contract

Location: Bolsover District Council, The Arc, High Street, Clowne, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S43 4JY or as required

Closing Date: Sunday 3rd December 2023


Bolsover District Council is a dynamic and ambitious organisation that takes pride in delivering excellent services to our community whilst driving economic growth and environmental sustainability for the district.

A vacancy has now arisen within the Housing Department for a Housing Options Officer within the newly established Housing Options team.

The role will need to take a proactive approach to preventing and relieving homelessness in Bolsover District.

The successful candidate will need to provide a comprehensive housing advice service to those requesting assistance, providing appropriate information to enable them to make informed choices that lead to successful outcomes in accordance with the Housing Act 1996, Part VII, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and any subsequent legislation and the Council’s policies and procedures.

To work closely with the Council’s Temporary Accommodation Officer and Homeless Triage Officer as part of the Housing Option Team

To be successful you will need: 


  • To have detailed, up to date, knowledge of Legislation pertaining to Housing. Particularly the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Act 2002 and Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.
  • To be able to demonstrate a practical knowledge and experience of homeless case management.
  • A minimum of two years working in a Homelessness (Prevention, investigation and decision making) and housing advice or related field.
  • Experience of managing a demanding workload and the ability to prioritise own work and that of other team members in order to meet service deadlines with minimum supervision.



For a full list of job details and requirements please view the Job Description and Person Specification.

Why work for us?

Bolsover District Council is a great place to work and if you join our team, you will become part of a talented and dedicated workforce. If you are keen to make a difference to people’s lives and develop your skills and experience, we would like to hear from you.

We offer a competitive salary, Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and excellent work/life balance initiatives.  Learn more about the benefits of working for us at: Bolsover.gov.uk

Apply today!

If you are interested in this post, please apply using the online application on our dedicated webpage on Derbyshire Jobs at: Bolsover District Council Vacancies or via Derbyshire - Jobs and Careers by clicking ‘Apply for this job’ and creating an account.  You can save your progress and exit the application at any time, coming back to it at a later stage to complete and submit your application.  Applications close Midnight on Sunday 3rd December 2023

Please read the Guidance Notes provided before completing any application and please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

If you do not have internet access, you can request an offline application pack by contacting Bolsover District Council Contact Centre on 01246 242424 or emailing: BDC-HR&Payroll@bolsover.gov.uk

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For further information

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Deborah Whallett, Housing Services Manager on 01246 593057 or email deborah.whallett@bolsover.gov.uk

If you have not received any communication within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion, and we thank you for your interest in the job role.

For disabled applicants suitable alternative arrangements may be made.