At Thurrock, our housing vision is ‘to provide high quality housing opportunities in safe, clean and green environments’ and we are changing the way we deliver our housing services, supporting residents early on by empowering them to be as independent as possible. Demand for social housing in Thurrock is much greater than the supply and the Allocations Scheme therefore provides access to accommodation that is responsive to the needs of local people in a fair, consistent and transparent way.
This role will ensure that the Allocations Service continuously improves services delivered to both internal and external customers. This involves delivering a high quality customer support service for those approaching the Council with a housing need, ensuring the efficient maintenance of the Council’s Housing Register as well as guaranteeing that good quality information can be obtained for both reporting and assessment purposes. This will mean being self-motivated and work with a minimum of supervision and be able to manage personal time and workloads. In addition to this you will have the ability to work with both internal and external services to achieve operational objectives.
Other aspects of the work include providing a comprehensive housing information and advice service explaining housing options enabling customers to make informed decisions based on knowledge of the options available to them; participating in the management of the Housing Register in line with Housing Legislation, policy and best practice and providing administrative support to the Allocation team, including maintaining statistical databases for internal and external reporting purposes.
You will need to have a minimum of five GCSE’s at grade C or above as well as at least 1 years’ experience of working in a busy office environment working to specific targets
Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the and the . We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent , and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.
We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.
Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.
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