Housing Officer
Leeds
TH200622UHA
Facilities Management
Contract

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Discipline: Contract Management, Contract Support

Speciality: Housing Association

UK Residency Required: Yes

Salary: TBA (negotiable)

Apply by: 30/06/2022

Min Experience: 5 years

OVERVIEW & ROLE DESCRIPTION

The Opportunity

4 – 6 weeks contract working for this Housing Association. Acting as the main point of contact with tenants with regards to all aspects of estate and tenancy management including anti-social behaviour and neighbour nuisance.

 

The Role

  • Provide advice and assistance for new tenants taking up Association accommodation.
  • Liaise with external agencies, including Leeds City Council, in the allocation of properties.
  • Deal with all matters that arise at the termination of a tenancy as per the associations policy and procedure.
  • Attend handovers of new developments and liaise with the Regeneration Manager regarding any problems.
  • Ensure that tenants are familiar with the terms of the tenancy agreement and the tenants handbook.
  • Ensure all tenants observe and comply with the tenancy agreement, especially those on starter tenancies.
  • Ensure the terms of the tenancy agreement are met by other parties.
  • Ensure the environments where the association has stock is kept to a high standard, liaising with relevant partners.
  • Assist in the management of rent arrears, including serving NoSPs.
  • Assist the Finance and IT departments to ensure the appropriate rents are charged.
  • Monitor quality of services and report on this to the Housing Service Manager and the Maintenance Manager as appropriate.
  • Liaise with the maintenance team on reported repairs, including tenant satisfaction.
  • Conduct tenancy HEALTH checks.
  • Promote access to support from other agencies and liaise with such agencies with tenants where necessary.
  • Give general housing advice to customers seeking social housing in person and on the telephone.

 

The Person

  • Experience of a similar customer facing/front line role
  • Experience of housing management and related issues such as void management , lettings, arrears etc.
  • Experience of a number of computer based packages including word and excel.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in a clear, concise and assertive manner.
  • Manage multiple issues whilst still meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to liaise, build and promote positive working relationships with external organisations, customers etc.
  • Ability to maintain all aspects of confidentiality and the ability to comply with all legislative requirements in relation to tenants and staff.

 

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SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience of a similar customer facing/front line role
  • Experience of housing management and related issues such as void management , lettings, arrears etc.
  • Experience of a number of computer based packages including word and excel.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in a clear, concise and assertive manner.
  • Manage multiple issues whilst still meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to liaise, build and promote positive working relationships with external organisations, customers etc.
  • Ability to maintain all aspects of confidentiality and the ability to comply with all legislative requirements in relation to tenants and staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide advice and assistance for new tenants taking up Association accommodation.
  • Liaise with external agencies, including Leeds City Council, in the allocation of properties.
  • Deal with all matters that arise at the termination of a tenancy as per the associations policy and procedure.
  • Attend handovers of new developments and liaise with the Regeneration Manager regarding any problems.
  • Ensure that tenants are familiar with the terms of the tenancy agreement and the tenants handbook.
  • Ensure all tenants observe and comply with the tenancy agreement, especially those on starter tenancies.
  • Ensure the terms of the tenancy agreement are met by other parties.
  • Ensure the environments where the association has stock is kept to a high standard, liaising with relevant partners.
  • Assist in the management of rent arrears, including serving NoSPs.
  • Assist the Finance and IT departments to ensure the appropriate rents are charged.
  • Monitor quality of services and report on this to the Housing Service Manager and the Maintenance Manager as appropriate.
  • Liaise with the maintenance team on reported repairs, including tenant satisfaction.
  • Conduct tenancy HEALTH checks.
  • Promote access to support from other agencies and liaise with such agencies with tenants where necessary.
  • Give general housing advice to customers seeking social housing in person and on the telephone.

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