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Housing Officer

£17.10 - £21.23 per hour

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Are you a Housing Officer looking for work in Havering?

Morgan Hunt's Public Sector and Government client based in Havering is looking to recruit a Housing Officer who will play a crucial role in delivering high-quality tenancy and leasehold services to our residents, including both general needs and sheltered housing tenants.

This temporary assignment will run for three months initially with a view to extend and has been deemed inside of IR35.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have the ability to:

-Enable residents to hold sustainable tenancies by actively engaging them in decision-making processes and creating desirable neighbourhoods.
-Ensure tenants and leaseholders adhere to the terms of their tenancy/lease agreements and take appropriate actions to address any breaches.
-Identify and provide support to vulnerable residents, connecting them with support services and local resources.
-Lead tenancy update visits to enhance our understanding of the people and properties we manage.
-Manage a patch of tenancies, licenses, and leases, ensuring compliance with agreements and addressing breaches.
-Stay updated on relevant housing and leasehold legislation and apply this knowledge in your daily work.
-Identify and report fire safety issues, collaborating with the Estates & Fire Safety team to ensure safety and compliance.
-Collaborate with the Voids Manager to minimise rent loss and ensure efficient voids/re-letting processes
-Provide quality housing advice to residents, signposting them to partner agencies for additional services.
-Manage tenancy change applications, including succession and joint-tenancy requests, in compliance with policies and legislation.
-Take a lead on anti-social behaviour management, working with partners to resolve cases.
-Provide a sensitive and rapid response to domestic violence reports, supporting victims and taking tenancy actions as necessary.
-Serve notices and represent the department in court and at evictions when required.
-Establish strong relationships with tenant and resident association representatives and collaborate with stakeholders to enhance service delivery.
-Identify and suggest any improvements to current ways of working within Housing Operations & Estate Services in order to deliver a more efficient and effective service for customers.

To excel further in this role, you should have:

-Knowledge of housing and leasehold legislation.
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
-Ability to work effectively with diverse communities.
-Problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
-Strong organisational and time management skills.
-Commitment to equal opportunities and health and safety practices.

If you are looking to work as a Housing Officer for a Public Sector and Government client based in Havering, and you are passionate about making a positive impact in our community and possess the required skills and qualifications, then please contact the team with an up to date CV.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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