Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
This is an exciting time to join LBH Council to support with the delivery of its first regeneration schemes.
About the role
We are looking for two motivated Decant Officers to join a small team to deliver the councils regeneration schemes. If you have experience of regeneration and can demonstrate a commitment to improving communities through partnership working, we would like to hear from you.
The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of duties ranging from assessing and managing a caseload of households who are required to move because of an estate regeneration programme.
The post-holder will be required to work within agreed timescales to ensure vacant possession of land are achieved in accordance with the estate regeneration development program. The role will involve working with local stakeholders, architects and developers and consultants, through the engagement with residents and at consultation meetings.
The Decant Officers main focus will be to provide a full range of support to the project team from carrying out housing audits, managing databases, liaising with tenants and developers to ensure new properties are developed in accordance with need, administering viewings/offers, arranging removals, processing home loss and disturbance payments, supporting with community initiatives across regeneration estates and dealing with customer enquires surrounding the redevelopment.
The ideal candidate will have interpersonal skills, be self-disciplined and able to manage a variety of task to project timeframes. Should also be able to convey complex messages in a clear manner to residents, internal and external stakeholders.
The role will sometimes require flexible working to meet project deadlines, this includes working some evenings or weekend.
The post holder will carry out a range of duties and support the Regeneration Manager and wider redevelopment project team.
What we offer
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
- local government average salary pension scheme
- free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
- a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
- generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
- career breaks
- flexible working hours
- season ticket loan
- access to a Credit Union
- access to a wide range of training and courses
- discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
- payment of professional fees where these are required
- discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
- cycle purchase scheme
- car sharing scheme
- 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.