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Specialist Housing Officer

Up to £24.96 per hour
 
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Olivia Crush Recruitment Consultant – Operational Support & Admin

Job Description

MMP Consultancy are looking to recruit a Specialist Housing Officer on a temporary basis working for a Local Authority based in Hammersmith.

To deliver an enhanced tenancy and estate management service which continually improves the quality of life and satisfaction with services for older & vulnerable residents & maximises the opportunity to co-ordinate and work with key partners and stakeholders.

This will be on a temporary basis paying £24.96 per hour Umbrella.

Responsibilities:

Deliver a comprehensive enhanced housing management service to help residents maintain their tenancy and ensure they are able to access and receive a range of housing and support services.
Work as part of a specialist team working with older and vulnerable customers and as such be responsible for identifying ways to develop and continuously improve the service.
The post holder must always follow appropriate guidelines and procedures to ensure the Council provides the appropriate level of service in the most efficient manner.
Complete systematic monitoring and inspection of sheltered housing schemes to provide secure, clean and well maintained communal areas and services including ensuring residents needs are taken into account for planned maintenance.
Report and monitor completion of household repairs for residents less able to do so and co-ordinate / deploy a handy person to provide a more accessible and tailored service.
Facilitate and promote social activities within the scheme and co-ordinate the use of communal lounge and guest room to enhance the quality of life for residents.
Manage the rehousing process including working with the void works team in property services to get the property into works and receive the property back once works are complete, to carry out viewings and sign up new and transferring tenants.
Deliver a tenancy management service tailored to the needs of sheltered housing residents, including the signing up of new tenancies and enabling residents to effect changes to tenancies including successions, name changes etc…..
Identify breaches of tenancy, such as anti-social behaviour, illegal occupancy or sub-letting, and raise these with the sheltered housing manager who will direct investigations. Furthermore, to identify tenancies which should be brought to an end, and to alert the sheltered housing manager that a notice to quit should be considered, or to assist tenants or next of kin on how to end their tenancy.
Ensure the effective resettlement of new customers into vacant homes providing information about scheme facilities, tenancy related matters and local services to maximise customer satisfaction.

Skills & Abilities:

* Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Council policies in relation to equal opportunity, customer care and service delivery, and the ability to implement these policies in the workplace.
* Evidence of success in promoting equal opportunities through innovative, integrated and client/community focused service provision.
* Evidence of a clear understanding of all aspects of enhanced housing management and an ability to demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement
* An understanding and knowledge of housing and other relevant legislation and regulatory framework within housing.
* Knowledge of dealing with safeguarding issues to ensure alerts are made efficiently and sensitively
* Experience of working in a customer facing service and dealing sensitively and effectively with customer issues, specifically with older and vulnerable customers
* Experience of working within a performance management framework and reporting on KPIs and outcomes
* An understanding of assistive technologies and operations, for example falls detectors, medication alerts, flood sensors.
* Ability to use information and communications technology to maintain up to date information and retrieve information quickly and accurately to help customers.

Title: Specialist Housing Officer
Location: Hammersmith
Salary: £24.96 Umbrella

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