Voluntary Right to Buy Officer

Location
N14 6PW
Salary
£22,700 to £30,700 per annum
Posted
10 Dec 2018
Closes
17 Dec 2018
Ref
3628
Seniority
Officer
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

15 month fixed term contract

Here at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing we are constantly changing, developing and improving the lives and environments for our customers. We value our people and the contributions they make to help us to achieve our priorities.

The role
As part of the Midlands pilot project You will be responsible for processing Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB) applications through to completion in accordance with the procedures and to communicate effectively with customers over their eligibility and the status of their application.

What you will be doing
- Process applications in accordance with the VRTB Guidance and MTVH`s policies and procedures.
- Communicate effectively with tenants, valuers and solicitors over VRTB applications. Give effective advice to customers on their eligibility and the eligibility of their property and keep customers updated on the progress of their case.
- Help to achieve the sales targets for VRTB activities by effectively managing a case load. Ensure that all activities are progressed in accordance with published timescales.
- Provide accurate information to potential customers and solicitors in order that they can make informed decisions on their purchase.
- Ensure all systems and records are updated and are accurate at all times.
- Contribute with ideas and new initiatives to improve processes and drive up customer satisfaction with Home Owner services.
- Deal with confidential data in accordance with Data Protection Act and ensure that payment of fees taken over the phone are dealt with securely and in compliance with regulations.
- Work collaboratively with the other members of the Home Ownership Team to ensure to best possible service to all stakeholders - internal and external.

Skills and experience you need
- Demonstrable experience of managing Right to Buy or Preserved Right to Buy transactions.
- Knowledge of the legislation applied to Right to Buy or Preserved Right to Buy asset disposals.
- Ability to explain complex or technical information to a variety of audiences - both internal and external.
- Proven experience of providing excellent customer services.
- Good written and verbal communication.
- Basic legal knowledge of other home ownership products.

About you
-You are confident in your ability to deliver a high quality effective service
-You are a team player with strong interpersonal skills
-You have a "can do" attitude and a positive approach

About us
Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing is one of the UK`s leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services. We employ over 1900 people to manage and develop our large portfolio of nearly 56,000 homes serving over 75,000 customers across London, the East Midlands, Southern and the East of England.

How we reward you
Our staff are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

-A unique benefits package that can be adapted to suit each individual.
-The opportunity to choose from a wide variety of benefits which includes options around Health and Wellbeing Programme
-Employee Assistance
-Discounts with multiple retailers and many more.
-An impressive Pension Scheme
-28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days!

Our promise
All employment decisions at MTVH are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.

"We are proud to have been recognised by Disability Confident for our commitment to disabled people and those with long term health conditions by providing fair and equal opportunities for all applicants enabling them to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations."

To apply: Please upload an updated CV and a one page supporting statement outlining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the key criteria for the post.

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