Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Salary: £33,122 - £38,423
Contract Type: x 2 Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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Camden’s role as a landlord is radically changing. Following an internal Landlord Review and our Camden 2025 vision, we aspire to deliver a joined up, innovative and sustainable service to residents in our properties throughout the lifecycle of their tenancies.
Camden 2025 is our vision for the future – we invited everyone who lives, works and studies in the borough to tell us what Camden as a place should be like in 2025, to anticipate future challenges, and to consider new and innovative ways to tackle some of our most difficult problems.
We have transformed the way we interact with our residents to meet their evolving needs, using systems thinking principles; these are exciting times
Systems thinking at Camden means taking an approach which starts with finding out what matters to our customers – the residents, businesses and visitors of Camden and enables us to redesign services to meet their particular needs.
As part of this, we have redefined our purpose as a landlord based on what residents are asking for; ultimately we will be providing this new service to a third of Camden’s residents living in 33,000 homes using a new set of operating principles.
To kick-start this highly sought service, we have a number of exciting opportunities across Camden for Neighbourhood Housing Officers.
Providing a frontline, trusted service to our residents this role is pivotal to help our citizens living in Camden’s homes to have secure, safe and affordable housing that meets their ongoing needs and provide help and assistance to them when they need it.
Keeping the residents at the heart of the service provision, Landlord Services will be driven by delivering what matters to our residents, whilst embodying systems thinking principles ensuring the best outcomes. Working individually and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will be required to work effectively with residents, understanding their needs, and a range of other stakeholders ensuring service delivery across Camden’s Landlord Services.
The Neighbourhood Housing Officer is empowered to unpick the root causes of an issue and build resilience. You will continually monitor, evaluate, and drive the direction of the work of the service in conjunction with colleagues to manage trends and patterns in resident demands and system barriers that need to be unblocked to improve customer outcomes. This role will balance frontline reactive and proactive case work to those residents living in our properties (approximately one third of our borough’s population). This role will also influence and drive forward continuing change both operationally and strategically, co-designing a service to meet those needs and community priorities as these change.
This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
You will need to have already or the ability to develop the skills, knowledge and expertise to meet resident demands across a range of disciplines for example: money, debt and budgeting, employment and skills, health and support, resolving disputes, tenancy law and housing options.
Alongside this, you will possess a strong intuition within the neighbour housing arena giving you the ability to listen to and understand resident demands, sensitively working to identify relevant contextual issues that may not necessarily apparent from the presenting demand.
With excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, you will develop and maintain relationships with residents and a range of stakeholders, providing a flexible approach to individual needs and more effectively delivery.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard
Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard. The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.
How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing dates for applications: Monday 13 April 2020, 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 2000005M
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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are 20th April, 18th May and 15th June 2020