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Housing Reviews Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role


We are looking for a Reviews Officer to join our busy Housing Reviews Team.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated candidate with a sound knowledge of relevant legislation including the Homeless Reduction Act and an understanding of how the new legislation has impacted our homelessness duties.

Working across Richmond and Wandsworth Councils as part of the Reviews Team, you will be expected to work in both borough locations. You will be responsible for carrying out thorough investigations of reviews requested under both Part 6 and Part 7 of the Housing Act as amended, ensuring that all review decisions are legally robust and issued within statutory guidelines.

You will be required to have contact with clients and their representatives by phone and in person and to be able to demonstrate a calm, professional disposition when communicating the Council’s position or obtaining information relevant to the review.

You will need an analytical approach towards your work and have the ability to critically appraise information and communicate complex decision making in writing. You will also be involved in service development, using the findings of your review work to identify opportunities for service improvement and good practice.

You will be expected to work as part of an established team as well as on your own initiative and demonstrate a positive, enthusiastic and professional approach to your work

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Shortlisting week commencing 11th February 2019

Interviews week commencing 25th February 2019. Please note that the selection process also includes a test.

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.

For an informal discussion please contact: Jo Fraser-Ellis – Housing Reviews Manager.


Tel:  0208 871 5285                    


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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