Housing Appeals and Reviews Officer

Full Time
Salary: £28.00 per hour
Location: Hackney, London
Sectors:Housing & Local Authority

Housing Appeals and Reviews Officer


I am recruiting for a local authority who is looking to recruit a hard working individual to join our Appeals & Reviews team. You must be highly experienced in dealing with Part VI Housing Register Appeals and Part VII Homelessness Reviews.

You will report to the Benefit Appeals & Housing Reviews Team Manager Leader where you will be responsible for: Carrying out all homelessness and housing register reviews within the prescribed legislative timescale and with regards to current legislations, case laws and policy.

Working closely with Team Manager to minimise legal challenges. Monitor and report on Judicial Reviews and other legal and Ombudsman challenges and enquiries.

Attending court on behalf of the Council in County Court and High Court matters and working with the Team Manager on relevant issues to protect the Council's interests and to assist in possession of properties and tenancies.

Working with the Team Manager to develop comprehensive management information for all aspects of appeals and reviews for the Benefits and Homelessness Prevention Service

Identify and monitor outstanding appeals and reviews to ensure that they are completed within agreed timescales.

Work closely with other departments, teams and external agencies to ensure the Council meets its legal responsibilities across a range of legislation for all customers.

To have, maintain and demonstrate a detailed knowledge of Homelessness Regulations, Legislation and Relevant Case laws and Housing Allocations Law & Practice as applied to Lettings Policy in order to correctly assess and make robust decisions on applications and to give full reasoned responses to appeals, reviews and other enquiries.

The role is advertised as an hybrid role (a combination of home and office based working), you will need to be able to commute to the County Courts to attend s204 appeal hearing as required in order to fulfil the needs of the service.