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Housing Officer

  • Job reference: jt0003
  • Location: Worthing, West Sussex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Administration Services
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Job description: Housing Officer, West Sussex
A West Sussex council are recruiting for a Housing Officer for based in Worthing. This role will be focused on providing a customer focused housing and estate management service within a neighbourhood area with a strong emphasis on rental income management.
The Role
Your key duties within the role will include the following:
Rental Income Collection
-Notify customers of rent due, payment dates and methods by which they can pay their rent
-Establish why customers would have rent arrears and find solutions to the reasons for non-payment
-Support tenants in making claims in a timely way
-Initiate appropriate recovery action
-Initiate legal proceedings, attend court and eviction as needed
Anti-Social Behaviour
-Create a solution to all ASB reports
-Risk assessment based on the councils ASB policy
-Record and monitor all cases onto ECINS
Resident Involvement
-Work with Resident Engagement Officer to encourage and promote Resident Engagement
Estate Management
-Undertake, action and report on regular estate inspections
-Site inspections and liaise with legal to deal with boundary disputes
-Respond to reports of fly tipping, abandoned vehicles etc.
Tenancy Management
-Manage a range of tenure types
-Work with Leasehold services officers to provide a housing management service to leasehold properties
-New tenant sign ups and home visits within 4 weeks of a tenancy start date
-Support vulnerable tenants
Deputisation
-Deputise for Senior Housing Officer when necessary
-Deputise in the absence of colleagues

The Candidate
To be considered for this role you must have experience of accommodation planning and a good knowledge of all legislative and regulatory frameworks relating to allocations and including, temp accommodation and homeless families an

The Contract
This is a contact starting ASAP up to 25th February 2019, working 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Why work with Service Care Solution's
-An exclusive range of Social Housing vacancies across the UK
-Free DBS processing
-Provider of Housing staff to over 200 local authorities and 100 Housing Associations.
-Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
-£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.