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Neighbourhood Officer

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Birmingham
Closing date
26 Nov 2023
Reference
1626

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Housing
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
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Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Neighbourhood Officer 

Permanent and 12 mth Fixed Term Contract Posts available

Grade 3 - £23,194 - £29,438

Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review

Working 36.5 hours per week

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Birmingham City Council's Housing Management service and provide a real difference for the tenants of this city.

This is an opportunity to join the Tenancy Services Team as a GR3 Neighbourhood Officer. This is a vital role within our service as it is providing a visiting service to our tenants.

Roles may be based across the city.  There are two types of visit to conduct. The first is a Tenancy Visit to complete  standard surveys with the tenant about their tenancy and the property. The second is for Tenancy Management reasons in response to a request for service which may relate to antisocial behaviour, abandoned properties, mutual exchanges, unlawful occupiers, etc. Visits are scheduled by an IT system to maximise efficiency.

The roles all report to a GR4 Housing Officers who form  part of a team.

The role is based around a visiting service, it is important that you are able to manage different enquiries of Housing Management on a daily basis and are able to problem solve effectively in order to resolve issues at the earliest opportunity. The principle of the visiting service is to provide one visit for ten reasons. There is an element of investigation and signposting with this role, including referrals to third parties.

On a weekly basis your calendar will be automatically filled with visits to conduct in either an AM or PM slot and you will be responsible for ensuring all of those visits are completed.

It is preferred to have experience of Housing and the relevant legislation, however training on all policies and procedures will be provided, as well as training on systems. 

 

Full drivers license preferred but not essential.

Housing related experience desirable. Training on system and policies will be provided.

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. Please do not attach CVs as we do not accept them.

Closing date 26th Nov at 23.59  

“Interviews for this post will take place face to face. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information”

For any informal enquiries please contact Jayne Owen on 07766922420or email
jayne.owen@birmingham.gov.uk

Ref: BCC1626

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language  as required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) would be required to hold a relevant Visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) apply for a visa.

Job Description and Person Specification

Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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Location
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 2XU
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