Housing Officer

Recruiter
Brent Council
Location
Wembley, London (Greater)
Salary
£32,418 - £34,209 p.a. inc.
Posted
01 Mar 2021
Closes
07 Mar 2021
Ref
2100015
Seniority
Officer
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

An Excellent Opportunity

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.


The Post

The Homes and Communities team are responsible for delivering a high quality housing management service for Brent Housing Management.

This post will be part of the Housing Officer team but will specifically focus on enforcement action.

A key area of work for the post holder will be supporting the large-scale regeneration programme in South Kilburn. This includes:

•Supporting South Kilburn Housing Team colleagues to tackle anti-social behaviour and squatting to facilitate the programme of the regeneration as well as the decommissioning process.

•Working closely with the key agencies to bring about successful results and resolutions for the neighbourhoods and community tackling high-level anti-social behaviour.

•Leading and updating the relevant stakeholders with regular updates on both anti-social behaviour cases and neighbourhood issues.

The officer will also need to support other patch housing officers with complex cases using all tools and powers available to reduce the impact of ASB within Brent Council Estates.


The Person

At a time of unprecedented change, we are looking for ambitious and innovative individuals with a passion for utilising theirs skills with use tool and powers of both housing and anti-social legislation to manage the day-to-day ASB issues.

The post holder will be required to work out in the community and carry out home visits.

You will need to demonstrate;

An excellent knowledge of both housing and anti-social behaviour legislation tool and techniques.

• An excellent knowledge of both housing and anti-social behaviour legislation tool and techniques.

• Confidence in your approach to tackling anti-social behaviour and establish a good rapport with residents

• A willingness to ‘get stuck in’ and work with all stakeholders to achieve a positive solution

• A passion for driving up standards within a neighbourhood by proactively addressing negative behaviours

If you have the passion and drive then you could be the perfect match for this exciting and career-enhancing opportunity and we welcome your application.

Closing Date: Sunday 7th March 2021
Assessment & Interview Date: TBC

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on mailto:recruitment@brent.gov.uk. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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