National lockdown rules apply in Harlow. You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You can now access community testing in Harlow to find out if you might have the virus without symptoms.

Housing Options & Advice Officer (part time)

Contract type
Post number
Civic Centre
£15,225.50 to £16,117 per annum (full-time equivalent £30,451 - £32,234 per annum)
18.75 hours, working a two week rolling pattern. Week 1 Mon & Tue 7.5 hours per day. Week 2 Mon, Tue & Wed 7.5 hours per day (banking 15 minutes a week to be used towards the shutdown at Christmas and New Year)
Closing date
Interview date
To be confirmed

Harlow Council is looking to appoint a part-time Housing Options and Advice Officer to work in the Housing Options and Advice Team.

Harlow is an area with significant demand and a small supply of social housing there is a clear need for the Council to continue to provide a Housing Options Service.  There are many challenges the Council faces with diminishing housing options in the private sector, the increase in housing demand and the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act.    

Harlow continues to review any new schemes and initiatives that become available to increase homelessness prevention opportunities and the successful applicant will need to support colleagues in the promotion and development of these.

This is a challenging role and you will need good organisational and negotiation skills and a strong commitment to customer care. Ideally, you will have a knowledge of homelessness or Housing legislation and knowledge of housing options available to prevent homelessness.

For an informal chat about this post, please contact Lisa Whiting, Housing Options and Advice Manager on 01279 446371


Protecting the health and wellbeing of residents and staff will always be the Council’s priority. Safety measures to help stop the spread of the virus have been put in place and we have complied with the government's guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 and completed a COVID-19 risk assessment for all of our buildings. Please visit our Coronavirus page on our website for more information. And our COVID secure poster lists the commitments and compliance we have made to follow the government guidance.

Apply text


To apply, please email your completed application form to 

You will need to send your application form as an email attachment, rather than providing a link to a cloud-hosted document like Google Drive or OneDrive. 

Please note Harlow Council does not accept CVs.

We also have a Word version of the job application form