We are proud to be partnering with a Charity based in Bedfordshire who are looking to appoint a Housing Officer to join their passionate and proactive team on a permanent basis.
This will be a full-time position, with an annual salary of £23,817.
Duties will include (but are not limited to):
Supporting and enabling tenants to develop social skills through specific programs provided by relevant advocacy/agencies, and by encouraging them to participate in the community
Working with a significant number of ex-offenders who have low-to-medium levels of complicated needs, including substance misuse and mental health
Operating with tenants to prevent potential eviction
Supplying information and advice about Welfare Benefits (especially that of Housing Benefit)
Completing assessments and providing equipment/facilities to the needs of the tenants when required
Explaining to occupants about housing performance and overseeing the housing management complaints
Offering guidance on tenant’s rights and responsibilities
Inspecting properties ensuring there are no tenancy breaches and advise the clients on the policies and procedures
Conducting risk assessments and monitor safeguarding
Recording and creating action plans in order to document how clients rent arrears have been addressed
Promoting positive service and community engagement, contributing to the positive environment of the accommodation
Liaising with external agencies to ensure all tenants have the right support, and overcome all matters of ASB
Skills, knowledge and expertise required:
Strong knowledge of Housing Management, with previous experience
A good understanding around Supported Housing and assisting vulnerable tenants
Ability to conduct risk assessments
Confident in providing housing and benefit advice
40 hours per week
Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Rewards and Benefits:
Annual leave which increases by every year of service up to 30 days – plus bank holidays
Access to Smart Health – an extensive health service free to staff
Eye test vouchers and free flu vaccination
Opportunity to apply for a Blue Light card
Bespoke career development programmes
Regional weighting, long service awards, and enhanced company sick pay from day one
Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.
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