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Neighbourhood Housing Officer - Lambeth

Job Title: Neighbourhood Housing Officer - Lambeth
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Lambeth
Industry:
Salary: £190 per day
REF: PM762970
Contact Name: Parbej Miah
Contact Email: enquiries@4recruitmentservices.com
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Neighbourhood Housing Officer – Lambeth (Temp Vacancy)

Umbrella Pay Rate: £190.00pd

Full-Time (37 hours)

Job Purpose:

  • The overall purpose of the Neighbourhood Housing Officer role is to deliver an integrated generic housing service to tenants and leasehold customers and to work closely with other teams, councillors and Tenants & Residents Associations to achieve sustainable tenancies in sustainable communities.
  • To provide a proactive and customer focused housing management service across a designated area and to ensure that the Council fulfils its legal and contractual obligations to tenants and leaseholders.
  • To act as a regular and visible presence on estates, taking action to make sure estates are safe and well maintained and provide advice, information and reports on any housing management matter.
  • To support the Neighbourhood Housing Team deliver the Vulnerable Residents Offer.

Accountabilities:  

  • Deliver key housing management services to a high standard, ensuring that activities are delivered on time 
  • Provide assistance, advice and information to residents on the full range of tenancy and estate management services and work with other service areas (e.g repairs) to ensure all contractual responsibilities are met
  • Update management information systems and databases with, for example, data relating to customer profiling, tenancy audits, estate inspections, anti-social behaviour and moving home applications
  • Respond to complaints, members’ enquiries and problems of service delivery which are within the post holder’s responsibility and make suggestions for improving service delivery
  • Ensure the efficient processing of allowances, rights to compensation, ex-gratia claims and discretionary awards in line with policy, audit and legal requirements
  • Ensure the delivery of all services comply with relevant legislation and regulation.
  • Investigate and manage abandoned properties 
  • Conduct tenancy checks and investigate tenancy fraud
  • To manage decants including being point of contact for tenant liaison 
  • To carry out new tenant welcome visits and tenancy reviews
  • Investigate and process tenancy changes e.g. succession, assignment, mutual exchange
  • Provide specific advice and support both in person, via telephone, email and on estates; on areas relating to housing i.e. tenancy agreements, repairs, housing/tenancy support
  • To coordinate and carry out routine site inspections and make appropriate recommendations in relation to communal repairs, fire safety and general health and safety  
  • To monitor contracts providing estates services
  • To produce Estate Plans and work with other service areas to deliver these
  • To identify nuisance and anti-social behaviour and in the first instance make an attempt to address the issue, referring to the Tenancy Enforcement Team if the identified problem continues for that team to investigate and remedy 
  • To investigate and manage other key breaches of tenancy e.g sub-letting
  • To provide reports i.e. on management transfers or case work and actions
  • To work effectively with partner agencies 
  • Identify the need for and promote tenant participation and community development initiatives  
  • Organise and attend community meetings, forums and events including evenings and occasionally at weekends

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  parbejm@4recruitmentservices.com