Housing Manager - Income Protection Lead
Location: Berkshire/Wokingham/Slough, Based from Reading office with flexible working
Permanent Contract, Part-time (30 hpw)
Salary up to £28,000 (pro rata) negotiable 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 as a Housing Manager. 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, we 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 our colleagues to make sure that where our customers need support, that we help them to live their best lives!
About our team
To us were not just a team we’re a ‘work family’. Our managers are Morven and Julia who have a vast amount of experience between them. There are 6 of us in the team, and we don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too!
The housing team South West at Home Group is made up of currently five Housing managers with a total of 35 years experience at Home Group. We also have two Community Housing Assistants as part of our team. We work brilliantly as a team and enjoy socialising together. Other activities that the team enjoy are, netball, bell ringing, shopping, going to the cinema and Flyball. The South West Housing Manager team can’t wait to share their skills and knowledge with you and welcome you into the team!
You will be working across Berkshire and some of Hampshire, with a bit Slough and Reading too, but primarily in the Wokingham area. You will have the flexibility of working either from home or in our local office. The great news is that we’ll give you the kit to make that easy.
As a team we’re critical to supporting our customers. The working week will be 9 to 5:30 Monday to Friday. The good news is that you will have a degree of flexibility, as 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! This role is 30 hours per week and we can be flexible on what days you want to work.
You'll have a proven passion for delivering excellent customer service and a genuine desire to help our customers. You will demonstrate effective relationship, negotiation, conflict resolutions skills and the ability to self-manage and prioritise. You'll also need an understanding of housing, neighbourhood management, housing law, universal credit, welfare benefits and how this relates to the work of a Registered Provider.
You will be responsible for carrying out generic Housing Management activities including arrears, void management, estate management, customer involvement, income management, lettings and other related tasks. You will continuously improve services to meet challenging targets and obtain best value for customers, working in partnership with stakeholders, external partners and colleagues. You will also signpost our customers to our varied access channels within the contact centre, improving their access to our range of services.
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 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 Mobile working and 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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