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Accommodation Officer

  • Location:

    Wakefield

  • Sector:

    Facilities Management & Maintenance

  • Job type:

    Full-time

  • Salary:

    £15 - £16 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jack Fellows

  • Contact email:

    jfellows@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JF0045_1601391074

  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-10-29

  • Startdate:

    11/10/2020

Accommodation Officer required for a fantastic contract based in Wakefield

The Role

  • To carry out property inspections of empty temporary accommodation and prepare for reletting
  • ensuring that units meet all standards and legislative and safety requirements before re let.
  • Responsible for carrying out inspections of Queens House and Thornes Wharf to ensure compliance with health and safety and legislation.
  • Responsible for ensuring that leases with housing providers and landlords are fulfilled in respect of repairs and inspections.
  • Responsible for ensuring that empty temporary accommodation is inspected quickly and effective remedial action is taken to enable the property to be relet as quickly as possible. This will include inspections of the fabric of the property, as well as furniture, fittings, floorcoverings and decoration. Responsible for carrying out a final check to indicate that the property is safe to let.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all legislative and health and safety requirements are met, such as electrical and gas inspections and water checks.
  • Responsible for raising recharges for damage caused to temporary accommodation or other buildings managed by the service.
  • Responsible for carrying out weekly security checks of void properties to ensure that they remain safe and secure, taking action to resolve any issues. This will include topping up utility meters.
  • Responsible for inspecting potential new properties for the portfolio and advising managers on suitability for temporary accommodation.
  • Liaising with Registered Providers, landlords and other housing providers around new properties which will involve inspections, creating checklist documentation to be used to supplement the lease and negotiating repairs.

The Requirements

  • Good knowledge of repairs to enable the accurate identification and reporting of defects.
  • Good knowledge of housing management legislation, procedures and good practice.
  • Knowledge of the housing and support needs of homeless and vulnerable people.
  • Good knowledge of support and risk assessment techniques relating to properties and people.
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding adults and children.
  • Knowledge of equality and diversity.
  • Knowledge of data protection and freedom of information.
  • Knowledge of the social and financial costs of homelessness to individuals, the local authority and other relevant bodies.
  • Good knowledge of support and risk assessment techniques relating to properties and people
  • Level 3 qualifications (National Qualifications Framework in the UK) or able to demonstrate significant work based experience in a similar role.
  • Experience of working in a housing or similar environment with vulnerable clients
  • Experience of housing management, including managing tenancies and handling void properties.

The Contract

  • 3 Month Contract + Ongoing
  • £15-16 per hour (Umbrella)
  • 08:30-17:00

If interested please call Jack on 01772 428186 or email