Lettings Officer

Posted 08 December 2023
Salary £21.00 per hour via an Umbrella Company - negotiable dependent on experience
LocationEast Midlands
Job type Temporary
Discipline Social Housing Recruitment
Contact NameSamuel Birt

Job description

We are proud to be partnering with a Local Government based in the East Midlands, who are looking to appoint a new Lettings Officer to join their passionate and driven team on a temporary basis.

This will be a full-time contract lasting for three months, due to start as soon as possible. It is a hybrid role, offering one to two days working from home per week.

The ideal candidate will hold a full UK Driving License, have access to a vehicle and hold an Enhanced DBS certificate dated within the last 3 years.

The hourly rate for this position £21.00 per hour via an Umbrella Company, which is negotiable depending on experience.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Ensuring the Housing Register is accurate and up to date by effectively assessing Housing Applications from customers seeking re-housing in the district

  • Allocating vacant properties efficiently, in accordance with established policies and procedures including the completion of pre-tenancy checks and other assessment processes

  • Undertaking home visits, property inspections and accompanied viewings as necessary for the purpose of managing the Housing Register

  • Completing tenancy assignments, successions and other tenancy changes, in accordance with procedural requirements

  • Advising and assisting tenants seeking a mutual exchange, facilitating the advertising of properties and providing advice regards the exchange process

  • Ensuring that all Health & Safety legislation requirements are met and the relevant arrangements and procedures are implemented

  • Demonstrating a commitment to the delivery of excellent service for all customers and service users

Experience required:

  • Managing Lettings and Allocations

  • Tenancy management and practice

  • Working directly with the public

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Risk assessment and management

  • Knowledge on legislation, regulation and procedures relating to Lettings

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Hybrid working

  • Mileage rate provided during visits

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

At James Andrews Recruitment Solutions we try to respond to all applications personally, however, due to the high volume of applications this is not always possible. If you have not heard back from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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