Homefinder Officer (2 year fixed-term contract)

Post Number SH0023
Service Housing 
Location Civic Centre
Grade 10
Salary £26,687 - £27,760 per annum 
Hours 37.5 hours per week (banking 30 minutes per week towards the shutdown at Christmas and New Year)
Closing Date Monday 12 March 2018
Interview Date To be confirmed
Advertised Harlow.gov.uk; LG Jobs; Fish4Jobs


We are looking for a Homefinder Officer to work in our busy team, to focus on promoting the Council’s Financial Incentive Scheme to attract private landlords, letting agents and partners to procure properties within the private rented sector to assist those that are in housing need. 

The Homefinder Officer is also responsible for the placement of homeless applicants in either Council owned or externally provided temporary accommodation.  To carry-out a quality inspection programme to ensure properties used by the Council meet the statutory health and safety requirements.  Also responsible for the day to day management and processing of the Housing Needs Register from registration through to the offer of accommodation.

Qualified to GCSE A-C in English and Maths, or equivalent, applicants need to be able to demonstrate front line Local Authority housing or private sector housing experience. Have good literacy, numeracy and communication skills. 

The successful applicant will be required to work out of normal office hours on occasion, and carry out home visits.

To apply

To apply please email your completed application form to recruitment@harlow.gov.uk or by hand to Contact Harlow at the Civic Centre.

Please note: if you are returning your application form via Hotmail please attach the file as a document rather than using SkyDrive.

Alternatively the above application pack is available for collection from Contact Harlow at the Civic Centre.

Please note: Harlow Council does not accept CVs

Contact details

  • Lisa Whiting, Housing Options and Advice Manager, 01279 446371
  • Harlow Council HR: 01279 446017