If you live here, work here or just visit, you will already know Reading is a great place and at Reading Borough Council we’re dedicated to making it even better. Key to this is ensuring our workforce is equipped for the challenge – this is where you come in.
Here in Reading, we’re looking forward to an exciting and growing future. Already one of Europe’s strongest performing economies, we’ve ambitious plans to develop further still.
At Reading Borough Council, our forward-thinking teams are driving that development, bringing a real entrepreneurial spirit as we put our innovative vision for a smart and sustainable Reading into place. In return, we give those teams all the support and development we can to thrive as they make a positive difference for our communities.
So what does this role involve?
The Housing Needs Service is looking for a highly professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic person to join our Voids and Lettings Team.
The Voids and Lettings Team are responsible for managing void social housing properties from becoming void to being let. This includes working closely with our Direct Labour Department and Housing Management Teams.
The post holder will demonstrate a clear understanding of the legal requirements surrounding allocations and management of void properties and must have exceptional negotiation skills. You must also have experiencing delivering services adhering to published guidance.
You must be an exceptional team leader who will be able to build effective, positive relations with internal and external stakeholder and lead by example. We require someone who understands the importance of providing a holistic approach to our customers.
If you are passionate about ensuring excellent customer service for customers who are in housing need and you believe you possess the skills required we would like to hear from you.
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- 24 days holiday plus public holidays (rising to 32 after service)
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loans
- A range of local discounts
For any more information, please contact Sarah Hennessy on 0118 937 3920 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss this position in more detail.
Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email EmployeeSelfService@reading.gov.uk with details.
Visit http://www.reading.gov.uk/jobsearch for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2757 quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.
Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.
Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.
Closing date: 22 April 2019
Please note that these dates are indicative at this stage and may be subject to change.
An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidate.