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Housing Project Officer

Employer
Wyre Forest District Council
Location
The Hub, Green Street, Kidderminster
Salary
£32564 to £35348 per annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2024
Reference
WFDC/TP/181/154

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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

About Wyre Forest District Council 

Whatever your role within Wyre Forest District Council, every day you will be working to benefit people living in the area. The District is a mix of urban rural, market and riverside town communities covering 195 square kilometres. The three main towns of Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn and several surrounding villages including Arley, Rock, Chaddesley Corbett and Wolverley make up the district. Over 100,000 people live here and you can help shape our district’s future as part of our circa 350 strong workforceworkforce that strives to make a difference in making sure the services we offer meet the aspirations and needs of our local community.

Working for us:

At Wyre Forest District Council, people depend on us – every day we provide essential services across the district which make a real difference to residences’ lives. That’s why we need people we can depend on too, who can perform well within a challenging social and economic environment. We value our employees and aim to create a positive, progressive and open work culture that supports everyone to thrive. We focus on supporting your physical, financial and emotional wellbeing so working for us you can expect to enjoy a range of learning and development opportunities designed to enhance you in your role and our excellent benefits package includes:-

  • a competitive salary 
  • an excellent local government pension scheme
  • favourable holiday entitlements with an option to purchase additional annual leave
  • flexible working options, hybrid working is part of our culture
  • Regular job-specific training
  • Discounted gym and swim membership
  • Health and wellbeing support with an optional health cash plan 
  • Employee Assistance Scheme including access to counselling services
  • Employee discounts with a range of companies 
  • Kaarp discount scheme which provides employee discounts on days out and holidays

If you have ambition for yourself and this district, thrive on challenges and getting results, share our values and strive to make others feel valued, then we want to hear from you.

Purpose of the job

  • To lead and support on a number of projects that develop services, strategies, policies and procedures across the remit of the Strategic Growth team with a focus on housing, homelessness and domestic abuse. 
  • To support the team in delivering and managing all forms of accommodation including temporary accommodation, supported accommodation and private rented sector accommodation.
  • To co-ordinate, collect, verify, collate and ensure all relevant data is collected from various sources and submitted in a timely manner to comply with government and local requirements, as well as monitoring information and generate reports to inform service delivery and performance. 
  • To undertake Housing Needs Surveys on a regular basis to inform developers, planning colleagues, Registered Providers etc on needs within the District.
  • Undertake a full range of professional duties with an emphasis is on providing good customer service, addressing needs and requirements and maximising income whilst achieving greater service efficiencies.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside partner organisations, undertake research work and to develop good working relationships with landlords all of which will help to develop our services, you will need to be able to confidently lead and drive forward projects and initiatives around housing, homelessness, and domestic abuse.

Day to day tasks are wide and varied but will include:

  • Working with the Housing Manager and Senior Project Housing Officer to establish, monitor and review contracts of commissioned services.
  • Developing and delivering on housing and homeless strategies and action plans including those that assist in preventing homelessness.
  • Supporting the team to ensure units of temporary accommodation meet compliance requirements.
  • Using our IT systems to support performance management and support the business around rent accounts and collecting income.
  • Confidently leading and driving forward projects and initiatives and undertake research work. 

The successful candidate should have a good standard or education (preferably to degree level), a minimum of 5 GCSEs including Maths and English and A Levels or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years related work experience working with customers, landlords, Registered Providers or similar.  Membership of CIH is desirable. They should be IT literate to a high standard including use of email, spreadsheets and databases, social media, survey monkey etc and an IT qualification desirable.   

You will be self-motivated, a strategic thinker and have excellent interpersonal skills, allowing you to communicate effectively with team members and the general public.

This is a full time position with annual salary of  £32,564 – £35,348. Appointment is usually at the bottom of the salary band with annual increments until the top of the scale is reached.

Special Conditions:

You will need to provide a suitable vehicle in connection with the duties of this post.

Flexible approach to working hours, able to work outside normal office hours if necessary, including a requirement to be available for evening meetings.

To meet the needs of the service, the ability to undertake the full range of duties for the contracted hours will be required. Need to be able to meet the physical demands of the job in accessing and inspecting properties in particular.

Appointment to this post is subject to satisfactory clearance of a basic Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Interviews will take place on 1st July 2024.

Wyre Forest District Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Working for us:

Join our team and you’ll be part of an evolving of council. One that seeks to make a difference, not just to its colleagues, but to the lives of those who live, work and visit our district. We are transforming and finding new more efficient trusted ways of working and all of our colleagues have a part to play.

We value our employees and aim to create a positive, progressive and open work culture that supports everyone to thrive. We believe in rewarding employees and working for Wyre Forest District Council has some great benefits.  We focus on supporting your physical, financial and emotional wellbeing. You can expect to enjoy a range of learning and development opportunities designed to enhance you in your role. Our excellent benefits also include a competitive salary and pension scheme, favourable holiday entitlements and flexible working options. Hybrid working is part of our culture.

We feel it is necessary to have a diverse workforce and focus on making sure the services we offer meet the aspirations and needs of our local community. Positions at all levels contribute to the district’s wellbeing and smooth-running.

If you have ambition for yourself and this district, thrive on challenges and getting results, share our values and strive to make others feel valued, then we want to hear from you.

Our Vision:

"A safe, vibrant and clean place to live, work and visit."

Our Values:

Our vision is underpinned by the following values which lie at the heart of everything we do.  We will:

  • Be honest
  • Invest in our workforce
  • Be supportive

Our Priorities:

Our priorities represent what we want to achieve for the social, economic and environmental well-being of the district, they are:

  • Economic growth and regeneration
  • Securing financial sustainability for services the local communities value
  • A clean, safe and green place to live, work and visit

What you can expect:

At Wyre Forest District Council we rely on good people to perform well within a challenging social and economic environment, and we will reward them accordingly.  Working for us you can expect to enjoy a range of learning and development opportunities designed to enhance you in your role. Our excellent benefits include a competitive salary and pension scheme, favourable holiday entitlements, and mobile and flexible working options.

Our locations:

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To find out more:

To find out more about Wyre Forest District Council, or the area we serve please visit our website at www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk, 'Like' us on Facebook www.facebook.com/WyreForest/ or follow us on Twitter @WyreForestDC.

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Telephone
01562 732721
Location
Wyre Forest District Council
Wyre Forest House
Finepoint Way
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY11 7WF
GB

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