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Support Officer (Resident Services)

  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 2546
  • Published: Tue 11/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 25/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 30289.5
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Essex

Grade 4- £29,139pa - £31,440pa 36 hours per week permanent position.

The Resident Services Team is responsible for assisting tenants to sustain their tenancies and encourage and facilitate their independence, quality of life, safeguarding and health and well-being on a wide range of issues including housing, welfare rights, personal finance, hoarding, tenancy management, mediation, life skills and the promotion of personal independence.

 We also develop an holistic picture of each resident so as to be the principal point of contact for other council departments in actively trying to resolve issues / blockages such as gas access, hoarding, tenancy fraud, safeguarding.

Ideally the candidate will have experience within the housing / tenancy management area or similar public sector role.  You should have experience of developing relationships with wide range of local stakeholders and partners,  providing good tenancy, housing and leasehold advice, best practice and compliance is desirable.

To provide effective and responsive administrative support for allocated operational activity in a robust, timely, efficient and cost effective manner.     

The role will involve the following on a regular basis:

  • Face to face and telephone contact with the public 
  • Facilitating meetings as required 
  • Assisting with monitoring team plans 
  • Assisting the Senior Housing Officer and Resident Services Manager with monitoring to ensure compliance with team targets and standards.
  • Updating records, costs and details into databases 
  • Liaising with officers, contractors and suppliers as required
  • With a proven track record of successful multi agency working, you will be outcome focused, clear thinking and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • You will also be a skilled and effective negotiator and problem solver.
  • You will have excellent IT skills, in particular Microsoft Excel.
  • The post holder will be required to work 36 hours per week or as required by the Line Manager to meet the needs of the service.
  • You must have a full UK driving license and a vehicle to use for work.

Please view Job Profile here

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jody.Dielhenn@havering.gov.uk 

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 24th June 2024, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful.  Interview date to be confirmed.

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770
 

Additional Information
We want everyone to choose Havering. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our residents and service users come from all walks of life, and so do our employees. Find out what it means to Choose Havering.

The London Borough of Havering has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
 

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

We practice anonymised recruitment. Please ensure that you remove all personal information from any documents that you upload.

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  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 2546
  • Published: Tue 11/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 25/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 30289.5
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Essex