Criminal Justice

Review Officer - Housing Options

Job description

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Determining whether discretion to accommodate pending reviews should be utilised and whether any late requested for review should be accepted.
  • Producing independent decisions relating to reviews registered under S202 of the 1996 Housing Act challenging the suitability of accommodation provided in accordance with the Council’s statutory duties to homeless applicants and decisions made determining Part VII homeless applications.
  • Making sure the progress and outcome of all reviews are recorded and monitored for trend changes.
  • Overseeing the arbitration process, preparing documentation as required.
  • Liaising with applicants and their representatives conducting oral hearing when required.
  • Effectively communicating the Council’s duties and policies to customers and partner organisations directly, in writing and through customer information.
  • Promoting equality among all staff and ensure that services are delivered in a non-discriminatory way, that is inclusive of all disadvantaged groups.


  • A detailed knowledge of Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002, Regulations and Statutory Instruments relating to homelessness, and the Homelessness Code of Guidance 2006 as they relate to the allocation of accommodation to homeless households.
  • Extensive experience of conducting complex casework and report writing to a high level.
  • A detailed knowledge of the statutory instruments, legislation, guidance and caselaw, relating to the allocation of accommodation to homeless households.
  • A detailed knowledge of landlord and tenant legislation, the Housing Act 1985, immigration law, family law, Community Care legislation and Children Act or any subsequent legislation.
  • Enhanced DBS, dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.
  • Willingness to complete an enhanced DBS if you do not currently hold one.

Working with Archer Resourcing Ltd:

We have been helping all health care professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities.

We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role. We have a reputation for recruiting efficiently, however, we can only respond to candidates who meet the exact requirements of the position.

If you have any queries about a role or application, then please call Archer direct on the provided contact details.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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