Housing Management Worker
Part Time (18.75 hours per week), Permanent
Salary of £18,576 to £18,730 pa [pro rata]
Plus, brilliant benefits!
Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home.
We have a fabulous opportunity for you to join our awesome team. We support our brilliant customers who are over the age of 55, living independently. Some have health needs and mobility issues but arrange their own support. They live in a scheme of 27 one or 2 bedroom bungalows on a quiet road in Wigton and all customers have access to the communal lounge facilities for social events. We also have a Pull Cord and Pendant System that provides 24 hour access to a help centre and will raise the alarm in the event of an emergency. We help our customers by focussing on tenancy support.
You’ll support by helping them to manage their tenancy and rent accounts. You’ll also support our customers with their housing benefit claims and making sure that these are received on their rent account. You’ll turn around vacant bed spaces so that new customers who need our help can move in quickly. You’ll also make sure our service achieves maximum occupancy, and that we are health and safety compliant!
Whilst the main base for the position will be at Burnside, Wigton, you’ll be willing to work flexibly and have a can-do approach about travelling to and working at other schemes across the Cumbria region.
About our team
You’ll be working alongside our fabulous team who are super passionate about supporting customers to reach their goals and celebrating their achievements. To us were not just a team we’re a ‘work family’. Our manager is Ellie, who has worked for Home Group for 3 years. There are 8 of us in the team and we don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too! Brian, Fiona, Kathryn, Sandra, Heather, Lisa, and Annette keep in regular contact, and enjoy a weekly team quiz to end the week on a high!
You’ll be working Monday to Friday between the hours of 08.30am and 12.15pm. We aim to give you the time you need to spend time doing the things that matter to you! Whilst your main base will be Burnside, Wigton, we may also require you to work from other bases across the county.
You’re passionate and motivated to help vulnerable people make positive and lasting changes to their lives. You’ll impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing people from all different backgrounds. You will have some experience in safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality, support plans, alongside working collaboratively.
As Housing Management Worker you’ll support letting and re-letting rooms or units, collecting rents, and taking formal tenancy action when needed. You’re great at managing your own time and have strong written and verbal communication skills.
To make sure that we keep our records straight, and customers safe, it's really important that you are technologically savvy (or at the very least not a technophobe!)
It would be amazing if you have worked in this type of environment before, however it’s your “can do” positive attitude 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 community based role, you need to be able to drive, as well as having access to a car 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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