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Accommodation Officer

Job Title: Accommodation Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Dorset
Industry:
Salary: £17.59 - 17.59 per hour
REF: CA260401
Contact Name: Casey Adams
Contact Email: caseya@4recruitmentservices.com
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Accommodation Officer - Dorset

Salary: £17.59 per hour

Full Time – Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00

Role Purpose:

  • To efficiently manage all aspects of our clients supply of temporary accommodation across Dorset.
  • To ensure rent is paid on each placement, following the Housing Debt Management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To manage the physical condition of the directly managed temporary accommodation so that it is in a permanent lettable state, conduct inspections, book repairs, maintenance, organise redecoration, and ensure any communal areas are clean and safe.
  • To control the financial liability through the local housing debt management process, pursue accommodation charges, monitor HB payments and work closely with housing finance team.
  • To maintain and update comprehensive records in connection with the management, maintenance and costs associated with the temporary accommodation and occupants as required.
  • To obtain and monitor all mandatory safety certificates from those landlords, who provide emergency accommodation for homeless households. To undertake regular visits checking on standards and services provided.
  • Undertake joint visits with contractors, Property and Assets services where necessary, to reduce void costs and enable quick turnaround. Also access arrangements to the properties when occupied.
  • To work with and support leaseholder landlords who provide accommodation for homeless households to ensure the fabric of the building meets with the lease agreements.
  • To work with and support B&B proprietors who provide our emergency homeless accommodation, to ensure successful client placements whilst in B&B.
  • To arrange placement of clients into temporary accommodation, including sourcing and arranging B&B placements, continue to work with households until placements ended.
  • Visit clients during their placements, to obtain all signed paperwork, and submit to relevant teams to fulfil income maximisation and the households are adhering to their placement agreements.
  • To administer the movement of occupiers in and out of all forms of temporary accommodation and keep accurate records of all occupier’s movement and inform relevant teams.
  • Any breaches in the occupier’s agreement serve warnings, issue notice to quit or last night in emergency accommodation. Investigate suspected abandonment, eviction process, providing supporting evidence for legal services and representing in court.
  • Organise storage and disposal of former occupiers’ possessions.

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Casey Adams on 07587327813 or via email CaseyA@4recruitmentservices.com