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Harrow Council is the 12th largest London Borough by area and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

Harrow Council’s Community and Housing Directorate are currently recruiting for a Housing Advice & Assessment officer to join their expanding team. The post holder will report to the Housing Advice & Assessment Team Manager and will give advice and assistance to housing applicants, in order to prevent and relieve homelessness, in line with legislation, case law, council policy objectives and priorities.

The successful post holder will assess applications from homeless households and those threatened with homelessness in line with Part VII Housing Act 1996 (as amended)

To be successful in this role you would need to have the below skills & experience:

  • Some knowledge and some understanding of homelessness legislation including an awareness of the New Homelessness Reduction Act 2017
  • Some knowledge of the rights of tenants in the private rented sector and their obligations
  • Some knowledge of welfare benefits related to housing
  • Experience of dealing with people face to face in stressful situations
  • Experience of giving advice.

For additional information please refer to the Role Profile/ Selection Criteria.


We particularly welcome applications from individuals under 25 years of age as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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