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Housing Accommodation Officer

  • Job reference: Jt01234
  • Location: Dorchester, Dorset
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Homeless and Housing Options
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Job description: Housing Allocations Officer, Dorset
A Dorset Local Authority are looking to recruit a Housing Accommodation Officer.

The Role
To efficiently manage all aspects of the councils' supply of temporary accommodation across Dorset Council.
Key Responsibilities
-To manage the physical condition of the directly managed temporary accommodation so that it is in a permanent lettable state, conduct inspections, book repairs and maintenance as necessary, organise redecoration, and ensure any communal areas are clean and safe.
-To maintain and update comprehensive records in connection with the management, maintenance and costs associated with the councils' temporary accommodation and occupants as required
-To work with and support B&B proprietors who provide our emergency homeless accommodation, to ensure successful client placements whilst in B&B.
-To arrange placement of clients into temporary accommodation, including sourcing and arranging B&B placements.
-To administer the movement of occupiers in and out of all forms of temporary accommodation and keep records of tenant movement
-To control the council's liability, monitor HB payments, tackle anti-social behaviour, pursue accommodation charge arrears, investigate suspected abandonment, eviction process, organise storage and disposal of former tenants possessions.
-To help and encourage and support occupants, alerting Housing Officers and liaise with other partners/agencies of any housing support need issues that arise
-To act as a point of liaison between the councils and stakeholders, to include temporary accommodation landlords, the police and social services, and Housing Officers
-To provide timely, accurate statistics for government returns and other in house statistics on a monthly, or otherwise agreed basis
-To develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of relevant Housing legislation.
-To comply with the principles and practice of all policies and procedures set by Dorset Council
-Abide by the principles and practice of information sharing compliance arrangements
-Abide by the principles of sound and robust information governance and act in accordance with data protection legislation
-Promote Dorset Council's commitment to valuing diversity and providing equal access to service delivery
-To abide by the principles and practice of equality of opportunity as set out within Dorset Council's Diversity in Employment Policy
The Contract
This is a full-time role for 36 hours per week, contract starting ASAP and running for upto 6 months.

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-An exclusive range of Social Housing vacancies across the UK
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-£250 referral bonus if you refer a successful candidate and they complete a probationary period
How to Apply
If you wish to apply for the role, please send over a copy of your CV to Jason Thomas at Service Care Solutions (Jason. thomas @ service care. org .uk) or feel free to call Jason on 01772 208 966.