Housing Officer – Tenancy Management

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Housing Officer - Tenancy Management
STROUD
Interim Position

Stroud 5244130

Posted: 26th January 2024 12:25
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  • Pay Rate:

    £185.00 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • STROUD,

    GL5 4UB

What's involved with this role:

Interim Housing Officer - Tenancy Management

Reference no: Stroud 5244130

Pay Rate: £185.00 per day PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months 

City: STROUD

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

Role is predominantly office / community based. Home working limited to one day per week

To provide a customer focused comprehensive housing management service. Focusing rent collection, estate management and adherence to tenancy conditions covering a designated patch.

Key Responsibilities

  • Effectively manage a designated patch of properties of Council owned properties, ensuring that homes are lived in, investigate non-occupation and illegal occupancy.
  • Ensure that tenants understand their rights and responsibilities as set out in the tenancy agreement and to assist them to sustain their tenancy
  • Participate in community events and activities, supporting tenant engagement and delivering excellent customer service.
  • Be aware and make the best use of tools, mechanisms, authority documents and processes to most effectively and efficiently address and resolve issues identified in all breaches of the tenancy conditions.
  • Monitor the conditions of the external environment of the council’s neighbourhoods and implement the Asset Based Community Development approach.
  • Effectively maintain the conditions of the external environment of the managed patch, managing service contracts and encouraging tenant involvement within in the managed patch, being innovative and creative in sustaining this interaction.
  • Manage rent accounts to prevent accrual of rent arrears in general needs housing, independent living and garages.
  • Communicating, engaging with, and supporting tenants regarding ongoing rent and debt recovery. Apply the rent recovery procedures and ensure cases are escalated for arrear action in accordance with procedure to ensure rent arrears remain low. Negotiate affordable, and sustainable repayment plans.
  • Monitor, identify and action any cases of tenancy fraud and safeguarding by establishing effective partnerships and following recommended policies and guidelines.
  • Make sure effective liaison with internal services and external agencies to ensure appropriate care and support packages are offered to vulnerable tenants.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.


Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

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Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.

Qualifications:

  • A relevant degree or equivalent experience.

Knowledge:

  • A sound knowledge of landlord and tenant legislation (Housing Act 1985, Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, The Localism Act 2011, Crime and Disorder Act 2014, Environmental Health Act 1990)
  • Good understanding of the complexity involved in tenancy management issues and ensure that the appropriate level of fairness, investigation, sensitivity support and enforcement are applied and balanced with the search for creative solutions that may also seek a mediated or other more effective efficient and economically viable outcome.

Experience:

  • Experience of tenancy management and enforcement
  • Experience of debt and income recovery, including non-legal and legal remedies, in a local authority or housing association setting

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to deal with people in challenging situations
  • Work subject to deadlines involving problem solving, changing circumstances or demand

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Housing Officer - Tenancy Management
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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