- Pay Rate:
£18.76 per hour PAYE
- Hours per Week:
36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 6 months
- Croydon, London,
Temporary Income Officer – Housing
Reference no: Croydon 7253-1
Pay Rate: £18.76 per hour PAYE
36 hours Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 6 months
City: Croydon, London
The purpose of the role is to maximise the collection of rent and service charge income for a patch of approximately 1000 secure and non-secure Council tenants.
To ensure that arrears collection methods and debt advice services to tenants are delivered in a sensitive and customer-orientated manner.
- Negotiating suitable arrears repayment terms with tenants/and or their representatives.
- Identifying and recommending suitable cases for repossession to the Income Manager.
- Identifying and recommending cases of suspected housing fraud for referral to the Tenancy audit team.
- Assessing and monitoring the needs of vulnerable customers, making appropriate referrals to partners such as Social Services, Welfare Benefits, Debt Advice, Housing Benefits etc
- Working closely with key partners, including, where appropriate undertaking joint visits to ensure all relevant assistance is provided to tenants in arrears to prevent homelessness.
- Overseeing evictions of tenants, and associated follow-up actions such as inventory taking and collection or storage of personal possessions, as appropriate.
- Providing basic welfare benefits and debt counselling advice to tenants, including assisting eligible tenants with Housing benefits claims and liaising with the Council’s Benefits service regarding progress.
- Promoting welfare benefits take-up having regard to each tenant’s financial and social circumstances.
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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:
- Good standard of education, including minimum 5 GCSEs at A*-C grade.
Skills & Experience:
- Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
- Extensive experience of dealing effectively with members of the public face-to face, over the telephone and via correspondence.
- Advanced knowledge of the legal and financial framework within which a social housing income service is provided.
- Advanced knowledge of the Housing Act 1985 legal requirements in relation to the letting of tenancies and the processes governing the rent accounting of social housing accommodation, garage lettings, and the administrative procedures that support these functions.
- Advanced knowledge of financial management systems and the budget monitoring process.
- Significant knowledge of the data protection legislation relating to the storage of tenant’s personal information.
- Ability to provide a service to members of the public consistently but sensitively, according to their individual needs, while meeting the customer care standards set for the service.
- Ability to manage a varied and demanding workload and to consistently produce high quality work.
- Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
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Income Officer – Housing
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