Single Person Housing Advice and Accommodation Officer

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Job title: Single Person Housing Advice and Accommodation Officer
Salary: £30,737 – £35,747 per annum
Location: Cambourne
Contract type: Full time 2 year fixed term contract
Hours: 37
Closing date: 20 October 2021


Single Person Housing Advice and Accommodation Officer (Private Sector Leasing Scheme)

2 year fixed term contract working 37 hours per week with potential for a permanent position.

Salary Grade 5 : £30,737 – £35,747 per annum.

Cambridgeshire is one of the fastest growing counties in the country, South Cambridgeshire District Council is a forward-thinking authority, and with investment in new properties projected, is ready to meet the challenges ahead.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, self motivated individual who wants to join a small team within a new housing company, solely owned by South Cambridgeshire District Council.  This role is based at Cambourne offices, where remote working is now an option.  The post will include supporting vulnerable clients living in accommodation provided as part of the Private Sector Leasing Scheme.

Shire Homes Lettings Limited is a newly created company, solely funded through SCDC.  It was set up to provide affordable privately rented accommodation for those looking for a new home.

This exciting opportunity will see you assist vulnerable clients in maintaining and sustaining their tenancy, by providing the necessary support.  Experience of tenancy management within the private rented sector will be necessary, as well as knowledge of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO), although training can be provided.

There will be a requirement to assist tenants with benefit claims, so knowledge of the system would be advantageous. 

Specific duties will include:

  • Provide advice and assistance on tenancy sustainment.
  • Providing assistance with individual support needs, including referrals to external agencies
  • Ensuring properties including HMOs meet compliance with current legislation
  • Offer practical support to help develop independent living skills
  • Home visits to clients (DBS check required)

Benefits include: Flexible working, pension scheme, annual leave and staff discounts.

For more information, or informal discussion about the role, please contact Louise Moulding, Shire Homes Lettings Manager on 01954 713046.

Closing date:    9:00am on Wednesday 20 October 2021              
Interview date:  To be confirmed

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