JOB OPPORTUNITY – Private Rented Sector Housing Officer – South England
One of my local authority clients are looking for a Private Rented Sector Housing Officer with a proven track record and experience of working in such a role, preferably with a local authority, to join their frontline Housing Options Team.
The right candidate will increase the supply of private rented properties available to clients of the Council’s Housing Options Team. You will proactively develop links and positive working relationships with private landlords and letting agents to source homes in the private rented sector. By doing so, you will contribute to a proactive service for people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, by maximising opportunities for them to rent privately.
You will also provide a tenancy sustainment service to tenants who have been assisted under the Council’s Rent in Advance and Deposit Guarantee Scheme, liaising with their landlords and the Council’s Housing Benefit Department where necessary to resolve problems and prevent homelessness.
The right candidate will enjoy team work and enthusiastically embrace the council’s proactive housing options approach in preventing homelessness to find real solutions for people in housing difficulties. You will be a self-starter who is able to work on your own initiative and organise your own workload with a positive and flexible attitude.
You will have a good understanding and knowledge of the private sector housing market together with a good understanding of the terms and conditions contained in a tenancy agreement or lease and knowledge of landlord and tenant legislation and of the welfare benefits that are available to tenants.
You will be required to work X2 days in office per week with their being scope for the remainder to be worked from home.
Private Rented Sector Housing Officer
Contract Length: 6 Months
Pay Rate: DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Location: South England
Hours p/w: 37
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