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Housing Adviser

  • Location:

    Cambridge

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

  • Job type:

    Full-time

  • Salary:

    £11.64 - £13 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Contact phone:

    0161 233 0034

  • Job ref:

    JR-136

  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-09-24

  • Startdate:

    2019-08-26

Housing Adviser
 
Akton Recruitment currently has an exciting opportunity for someone with housing experience to join the team within a local authority team in Cambridgeshire.
 
JOB PURPOSE   
 
To be responsible for maximising the collection of all rental income and other monies, by taking proactive action with tenants and leaseholders or residents of the temporary housing service to maximise their income, minimising their outgoings and enabling them to pay their rent effectively.  Where this is not possible to instigate court action to minimise rent arrears. 
 
To deliver a range of comprehensive Tenancy and Estate Management housing services to Cambridge City Council tenants, leaseholders and residents within a neighbourhood or residents of the Temporary Housing Service and clients of the Housing Support Service.  To manage the void process and give assistance to tenants moving in/out of City Council properties.
 
NB – The jobholder may predominately work either in City Homes or Temporary Housing, however according to service needs the jobholder is required to cover either role at any location as required by their manager.
 
EXPERIENCE
 
  • Practical experience of working in a large social housing provider.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in tenancy management or in similar enforcement or community development role
  • Significant practical experience of working in debt and benefit advice
  • Practical experience of dealing with rent arrears owed by a social housing tenants
  • Experience of cash handling and reconciliation of cash handling
  • Experience of visiting customers/clients in a face to face in a service setting
  • Experience of visiting customers/clients within their own environment e.g. home which may be outside of normal working hours – lone working
  • Experience of needs/risk assessment and support planning
 
If you would like to apply for this position, please send a CV or call 01772 428186 and ask for Jordan for more details.