Please note this vacancy is open to Medway Council Redeployee staff only at this time. Please refer to the Redeployee Guidance pack available on Just4You for further information on the process. If you are unable to access this please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have an exciting opportunity that has become available within Housing Services as a Private Rented Sector Officer and we are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person with a passion for helping people and a strong background in housing services.
The post holder will be responsible for liaising with housing providers to rehouse homeless households into the private sector. This is a varied role which will involve attending sign ups with customers, assisting them to complete Housing Benefit applications and completing exit inspections on properties vacated by households using the Private Rented Sector Scheme.
The post holder is also responsible for the processing of payments for the service and the maintenance of financial records. The service is fast paced and varied and if you are looking for an interesting, rewarding role in a high profile area then this post is for you.
You will need to hold a valid UK driving licence and have access to a car for work. Excellent ICT skills and ability to use bespoke computer systems and a good level of general education. A financial background including processing of payments and maintenance of financial records. You will also need to have experience of working with landlords providing advice and information and resolving tenancy disputes.
Desirable qualifications/experience –
Experiencing in using bespoke systems for the purposes of financial and housing management. Background in dealing with homeless households to assist them to find accommodation in the private sector. Experience of signing customers up for private rented properties and completing property inspections
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- Assisted car purchase scheme
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Tracy Chambers on 01634 333578.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.