Housing Officer

Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for an experienced Housing Officer to join their Housing & Community Team within the Milton Keynes area.

Provide accessible advice and assistance to tenants on a range of housing issues, predominantly, rent collection and income management but also estate management, management of anti-social behaviour, moving home and housing options.

The responsibilities of a Housing Officer includes:

  • To maximise the collection of rent, arrears and other sources of income, both to help sustain tenancies and to maintain the viability of the Housing Revenue Account
  • To prepare cases for legal action and attend court when necessary and to ensure that evidence is presented accurately and appropriately
  • To have a good understanding of rent collection procedures and available legislation with the ability to support and advise customers and stakeholders
  • Complete comprehensive financial assessments creating support plans and enabling tenants with advice, support or benefits applications to meet their tenancy obligations
  • To provide customers with housing options advice so that their housing needs are assessed and actioned appropriately
  • Ensure that empty homes are re-let as quickly as possible to maximise income to the Housing Revenue Account and meet housing need, by ensuring other teams are aware of evictions and following up on cases of abandonment

Requirements of a Housing Officer:

  • 2 years recent experience working within housing
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
  • Chartered Institute of Housing Professional Qualification or equivalent
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of housing issues and current housing practice and law
  • Ability to plan and prioritise work and delivery to deadlines
  • Consideration to providing support and or resources enable every customer to access the services they need

Salary: Up to £16.12 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

 

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW344277_1547197515
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-01-11
  • Location: Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-01
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