Private Rented Accommodation Officer

Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT
£24,313 - £27,905
22 Aug 2019
10 Sep 2019
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Working in housing can be incredibly rewarding as you can make a real difference to peoples’ lives. We are delighted to have received funding to appoint an experienced housing professional to develop our existing service provision, focusing on co-ordination and development of the social lettings agencies and to provide ongoing management of the properties within the agency/s. To provide support for the development of a Private Sector Leasing scheme to increase the supply and improve access to accommodation available to those in need.


Private Rented Accommodation Officer
12 Months Fixed Term Contract
£24,313 - £27,905 per annum

The post holder will be expected to co-ordinate the development, delivery and promotion of all aspects of the Housing Service which link with Private Rented Accommodation. This will include the development of a private sector leasing scheme to help increase the supply of housing for homeless applicants.

To learn about best practice and where appropriate consider benefits for our social lettings agencies and the local area. To support both Landlords and tenants who are accommodated in social letting agency properties, through a variety of different offers appropriate to individual circumstances. Work to support the sustainment of tenancies where this is suitable and affordable, especially for those with complex needs who may need support plans.

The post holder will be required to work in partnership to provide an integrated homeless prevention programme and to attend meetings and liaise with outside organisations as required.

The post will cover both our Malvern and Wychavon districts

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • To be customer focused and dedicated to providing an excellent service
  • Have previous experience of working in a housing or similar customer focussed role
  • Be able to work effectively with other members of a team in all situations
  • Have full systems knowledge with the ability to initiate creative solutions for service improvements
  • To have excellent project management skills
  • To be able to deal customers, members, colleagues and other professionals in a professional and effective manner
  • A practical working knowledge of housing including of the Private Rented Sector and knowledge of welfare benefits
  • Ability to assess property conditions and evaluate the needs for minor repairs and maintenance
  • Excellent negotiating skills and ability to develop effective working relationships with customers, internal and external partners
  • Experience of marketing practices

For further information about the role, please contact Elaine Salter, Housing Services Manager on 01386 565241 or Bruce Lomax, Principal Housing Officer on 01386 565352

 Closing date: 8th September 2019

Interviews:  20th September 2019


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