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Tenancy Sustainment Assistant

Employer
Tamworth Borough Council
Location
Tamworth
Salary
£24,294 - £26,421 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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

TAMWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL
NEIGHBOURHOODS

Tenancy Sustainment Assistant

£24,294 - £26,421 per annum pro rata

22.2 hours 

3 days per week – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Home Working Contract 

Permanent 

Set in the beautiful county of Staffordshire, Tamworth is a vibrant town with rich heritage.  Located in the centre of Britain, with a growing population of over 77,000 people, Tamworth is a borough with much to be proud of.  Our transport links, unique shopping experience, developing town centre, green spaces, leisure offer, including our cultural and wide-ranging outdoor events programme, as well as our heritage buildings, all help make it a great place to live, work, study, and visit.

In addition to all that Tamworth already has to offer, exciting times are ahead as we embark on a period of significant transformation.  Multi-million-pound projects, such as the Future High Street Fund development will help to bring about lasting change and improvements in the future.  This will assist with our mission to restore Tamworth town centre as the beating heart of the community, a place that people want to visit, rather than a place they have to visit.  
 
Working for Tamworth Borough Council is more than just a job, it’s about making life better for the people who live and work in the Borough. We recognise that everybody who works at Tamworth Borough Council is key to successfully delivering its aims and objectives.  We can’t do this without skilled and ambitious workforce working in a positive environment empowered to do their best.

Tamworth Borough Council’s Tenancy Sustainment Team is key to the delivering good quality housing services to its tenants.  We are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals who would like to join our busy team.

Each day brings a different challenge; you will need to be a great team player, have excellent communication skills and a can-do approach. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Answering tenant enquiries across a range of channels to include face to face, telephone, web chat and email. 
  • You will take ownership for managing a wide range of neighbourhood management administration duties, some of which may be technical, relating to council neighbourhood services. These will include tenancy management, estate management, council garages, council rent anti-social behaviour and housing queries.  

To deliver customer service excellence you will need:

  • The ability to switch between complex and simple processes.
  • The ability to work under pressure, achieve service standards and deal with challenging situations in a sensitive manner.
  • The capability to use your own initiative, maintain resilience and work independently, with a can-do attitude.  
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to tailor your approach to meet the needs of our diverse customer base.
  • High level computer literacy with proven ability in the use of management systems. 

This is a home working contract and the majority of duties will be carried out at home, however, employees will be contractually required to attend site on two days per month for team meetings, 121 meetings, etc. Employees may also be required to attend a site for meetings, collaborative work or to undertake work related activities. Site attendance will constitute no more than 40% of working time and includes the contractual 2 days per month.

We have an extensive benefits package including flexible working, a non-contributory health scheme, Local Government pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, and payment of professional fees (where applicable), for further details please refer to the application information document on our website. 

Appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, right to work in the UK check, and medical clearance. 

If you would like an informal discussion or more information about the post please contact Whonikqua Donaldson, Estate & Tenancy Manager, on 07800 677322. 

For further information and to apply please visit Tamworth BC Jobs. 

Late applications and/or CVs will not be accepted.  Agencies need not apply. 

If you have any queries about the recruitment process, please contact recruitment@tamworth.gov.uk. 

Closing date: 24 May 2024
Interview date: Week commencing 3 June 2024

Tamworth Borough Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

We operate two guaranteed interview schemes which support individuals who meet all the essential criteria to be guaranteed an interview for a vacancy. The Disability Committed Employer scheme supports applicants with a disability and the Veterans Guaranteed interview scheme supports those defined as veterans, military spouses/partners and cadet instructors.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks are required for relevant posts. 

We are committed to ensuring that people are not disadvantaged in accessing our services.  We will make reasonable adjustments for those people that need further assistance, depending on the individual’s needs, further guidance can be found in our Reasonable Adjustments guidance Equality and diversity | Tamworth Borough Council.

Public facing roles are covered by the Fluency Duty as outlined in section 78 of the Immigration Act 2016, to serve the public it is vital that those working in public facing roles can communicate in English with members of the public receiving local authority services.  
 

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