Community Housing Assistant
Location: Milton Keynes / Northampton
Full Time (37.5 hours per week), Permanent Contract
Salary from £18,576pa to £25,350pa dependent on skills and experience
Plus, brilliant benefits!
Empowering to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home
We have fabulous opportunity for you to join our really awesome team in our sparkly new role of Community Housing Assistant. Your role in a nutshell, is to make our customers happy! It’s not just about providing our customers with a home, it’s about building relationships with them. This means that when it comes to those situations that are a bit difficult or tricky (which do happen from time to time) that we make it easier to deal with.
Yes, you’ll collect rent, chase arrears, fill void properties, manage estates and deal with anti-social behaviour. But it’s so much more than that. It’s also about working closely with your colleagues to make sure that where our customers need support, that we help them to live their best lives!
What makes us No.7 in the UK’s Best Super Large Great Places to Work, 4th Best Place in the UK for Great Places for Women to Work, 17th in the Stonewall Top 100 and Investors in People Platinum Standard….? It’s our brilliant people and culture!
About our team
To us were not just a team we’re a ‘work family’. Our manager is Di, who loves her garden and adrenaline activities. There are 6 of us in the local team, 3 Housing Managers, 2 Community Housing Assistants and our apprentice who work across Kettering, Northampton and Milton Keynes although, this particular role is primarily for Milton Keynes and part of Northampton. We don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too! You will also form part of the wider housing team across the Midlands with regular meetings and catch ups. The team are well known for their collaborative and peer support approach!
Where you will work
You’ll work across Milton Keynes and Northampton supporting the Housing Managers but may occasionally need to cover other areas such as Kettering to support periods of annual leave, or if a major project comes up! The great news is that you will have the flexibility of working from home and we’ll give you the technical kit to make that easy.
As a team we’re critical to supporting our customers, that’s why your flexibility is key. You will be proactive and accountable for managing your own diary which may include the occasional evening or weekend. The good news is it’s the team’s unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life. So, whether it’s your child’s school play, your partner’s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered we’ll work with you in what matters. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours!
You're passionate about delivering excellent customer service and have a genuine desire to help your customers. You are a real collaborator, working with colleagues in your region, external partners as well as our Customer Service Centre colleagues, and our Housing Managers. You’ll use your creative spark and keen eye for detail to ensure our properties and environments are safe secure and well managed, supporting our communities to thrive. Naturally empathetic, you build rapport quickly and have a sound understanding of maintaining confidentiality and professional boundaries. It will also be brilliant if you have an understanding of housing management, housing law and universal credit too!
You will support our Housing Managers by carrying out generic Housing Management activities including arrears, void management, estate management, customer involvement, income management, lettings and other related tasks. You will also work towards meeting challenging targets and support our all-important routine safety and compliance checks and record them in a timely and accurate fashion, and signpost customers to our Customer Service Centre.
Here at Home Group we have invested heavily in our future and use current and up to date equipment. You’ll be issued with the latest kit, which could include a Surface Pro and mobile. So it's really important to us that you are technologically savvy (or at the very least not a technophobe!)
It’s important to us that you have worked in a general needs housing environment before. Don’t worry, we won’t drop you in the deep end, we’ll help to you understand how things work at Home Group!
It would also be amazing if you have experience of working with leasehold/shared ownership environment before, however it’s your “can do” positive attitude, passion for customer service and enthusiasm that are critical to make this role a success. We can nurture your talent, just let us know in your cover letter why you have a passion for working here!
As this is a Mobile working and community-based role, you need to be able to drive, as well as having access to a car which has been insured for business purposes. Don’t worry, we’ll pay you expenses to cover this use!
When you join, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one.
Want to know more?
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