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Housing Officer

Employer
St Albans City and District
Location
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Salary
£29,298 up to £32,860 per year + Car allowance plus up to 18.5% Employer Pension Contributions
Closing date
17 Oct 2021

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Function
Community and Customer Services, Housing / neighbourhood management, Tenant services
Seniority
Officer
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority
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Job Details

Housing Officer

Neighbour Management Team, Housing Services

Inclusive Salary range from £29,298 up to £32,860 per year + Car allowance plus up to 18.5% Employer Pension Contributions

Ref: P1289

St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1, the District includes a cathedral, historic city centre and charming villages. Our refurbished offices are in the city centre near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short, it is a great place to live and work.

Housing Services are responsible for managing and maintaining 5,000 general needs tenancies. Our housing management team is currently divided into two teams, an income recovery team and neighbourhood management team. This post is based within our neighbourhood management team.

You will be responsible for a number of functions related to duties in connection with Estate and Tenancy Management for Secure and Introductory tenants. This includes management of estates nuisance cases and tenancy breaches as well as successions, exchanges and assignments. There is a strong emphasis on tenant and leasehold consultation and participation within the responsibilities of this post. You will work with a wide range of stakeholders as well as voluntary sector agencies who provide support and advice to tenants and with Councillors on issues related to their ward.

You should be educated to degree level, or equivalent, or have proven experience of working in social housing within a frontline service managing casework. Working knowledge of relevant legislation and legal procedures relating to tenancy management is essential for this role. A BTEC, or equivalent, in a Housing related subject is desirable, as is demonstrable experience and commitment to tenant involvement and empowerment.

You must be an excellent communicator, IT literate and ideally be able to use a housing software system. You will be required to attend occasional evening meetings and evening working as needed from time to time. There is also a requirement for you to also be available as part of the council’s emergency planning arrangements subject to service requirements.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

Benefits include up to 26 days annual leave, pension scheme, hybrid working with up to 3 days per week in the office as well as site visits and other benefits.

For full details visit www.stalbans.gov.uk or email jobapplications@stalbans.gov.uk or telephone (01727) 819251 stating your details and the post reference number P1289.

Closing date for applications: 17 October 2021.

Company

Make St Albans work for you

The council’s transformational approach is geared primarily towards commercialism, as well as how we deliver services to our customers with our digital transformation programme. It’s a great time to join us as we can offer you the opportunity to try something new and take your career to the next level

You can gain a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise and develop your full potential. This is your chance to make your mark on the future shape of the city and district.

Naturally, like all councils, we’re facing challenges. But as a dynamic council with strong leadership, our approach is firmly positive, entrepreneurial and forward-looking. There’s a real sense of confidence in what we can achieve.

Most importantly, we have a fantastic future ahead of us. If you’re talented, enthusiastic and have a ‘can do’ approach, we would like you to join us.

We’re just 20 minutes from London St Pancras, a short hop off the M1 and M25 motorways and within easy reach of London Luton and Heathrow airports.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
(01727) 819309
Location
PO Box 2, District Council Offices
St Peter’s Street
St Albans
Herts
AL1 3JE
GB
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