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Neighbourhood Housing Manager

Employer
Town & Country Housing
Location
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Salary
Upto £34,800
Closing date
28 Oct 2021

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Function
Community and Customer Services, Housing / neighbourhood management
Seniority
Manager
Salary Band
£30,000 to £60,000, £30,000 - £39,999
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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JOB TITLE:                          NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSING MANAGER

RESPONSIBLE TO:           NEIGHBOURHOOD SERVICES MANAGER

PURPOSE:

  • To provide a comprehensive customer focused neighbourhood housing service.
  • Support the Neighbourhood Services Manager in providing services to tenants and neighbourhoods. To ensure properties and estates are well managed and maintained ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction with Neighbourhood Services.
  • Represent TCH in the community, liaising with residents, strategic partners and other agencies.
  • To manage a patch of properties in accordance with the policies and procedures of TCH including managing low /medium level anti-social behaviour, tenancy management and estate and contract management.
  • To draw up and implement Neighbourhood Improvement Plans and associated action plans to deliver resident centred improvements to local neighbourhoods.
  • To work with internal teams and external agencies to ensure tenancy terms and conditions are enforced. Ensuring we engage with tenancy sustainment, to include support as a preventative tool.

KEY OBJECTIVES:

  • The tenancy and estate management of a patch of properties including the day to day management of a defined number of properties.
  • Ensure the effective management of empty properties by implementing pre-void inspections and new tenant sign ups within target timescales.
  • Undertake home visits and interviews to advise and resolve housing management issues, including tenancy issues or breaches of tenancy.
  • Manage and monitor low level anti-social behaviour cases in line with procedures and providing customer focussed solutions.
  • Undertake tenancy audits in accordance with policy and procedure to a minimum of 20% of the patch total each year to ensure that our tenancy records hold up to date information on household members and contact details, including e-mail addresses. Work with the Community Safety Team to Investigate any possible tenancy fraud or subletting identified as a result of completing the tenancy audit.
  • Identify and implement minor environmental improvements on the patch from a defined budget.
  • Manage and monitor relevant budgets and authorise payment of invoices in line with financial regulations.
  • Work with the community on neighbourhood planning in line with business objectives for priority estates, bringing local businesses and statutory and voluntary agencies together to change and improve quality of life issues. 
  • Actively work with other agencies, both voluntary and statutory to provide added value to the service.
  • Institute and implement customer service and new procedural activities. To include research and project initiatives as required.
  • Use a range of IT and management systems effectively ensuring up to date recording and processing of data and implement new systems as required.
  • Work in partnership with local councils and  parish councils to instigate and manage neighbourhood projects and maintain a positive relationship with councillors and key council staff, attending meetings and consultation events where appropriate.
  • To represent the Association at agency meetings in relation to individual tenants, community safety and community development.
  • Carry out procedures and administration relating to tenant rights, mutual exchanges, succession, joint/sole tenancies, abandoned properties etc
  • Produce reports and maintain up to date, clear records and statistics in relation to all duties including computer records.
  • Attend evening meetings and be flexible to work outside core working time.

General:

  • To adhere to the equal opportunities policy and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible.
  • Recognise, respect and promote the different roles and diversity of the individuals within the business.
  • To actively contribute towards key performance indicators and professional standards. 
  • Work in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Data Protection Law and be responsible for the integrity of personal information you process.  This may include identifying anomalies in data and investigating and correcting them where appropriate.  Ensure you attend training on data protection regularly. 
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and relevant EC directives.
  • To take responsibility for your own development and professionalism, ensuring that you keep up to date with new developments and continuously expand and build on your knowledge. 
  • Attend and participate in training and other meetings and staff events as required.
  • Be an effective member of your team, presenting a positive impression of your section and the business. 
  • This job description is a guide to the nature of the work required.  It is not comprehensive and it is expected that other duties will be undertaken as this role develops and as may be reasonably expected.
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