Housing Officer

Contract type
Post number
Civic Centre
£29,587 to £30,973 per annum
37.5 per week (banking 30 minutes per week to be used towards the shut down between Christmas and New Year)
Closing date
Interview date
To be confirmed

Are you a motivated and experienced Housing professional looking for an opportunity to work proactively in a friendly, efficient, effective customer focused environment?

Harlow Housing Service is moving forward and as a Housing Officer you will work as part of a team dealing with Estate and Tenancy Management, being directly responsible for a designated ward based patch.  You will be the principal point of contact for tenant and leaseholders in the provision of a comprehensive estate management service ensuring all customers are given help and support in making their tenancies sustainable.  You will be directly responsible for the people and property service delivery of areas such as:

  • Breaches of tenancy conditions
  • Ensuring our responsive repairs and maintenance service meets our service standards including communal areas and individual properties
  • Consultation and liaison for Improvement programmes
  • Managing our estates through regular inspection and co-ordinating responses and actions
  • Dealing with resident requests for alterations in their home

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring service standards are achieved and high levels of customer satisfaction are maintained. A good working knowledge of housing management, experience in social housing or the voluntary sector and a qualification in housing or a related subject would be advantageous. With clear understanding of current Housing Legislation as well as experience of landlord and tenant working. Good knowledge of statutory responsibilities and clear understanding of equality issues in relation to service delivery is required.

You will possess good communication skills, administration and IT skills, demonstrating an ability to work within a busy and demanding environment.  With experience of working within a pressurised, customer focused environment, coupled with the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically at all levels.

You will need to be available to work or attend meetings outside of normal working hours. A driving licence and access to a car or other satisfactory means of transport is required for this post.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Nigel Perks, Assistant Housing Operations Manager on 01279 446416

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To apply, please email your completed application form to recruitment@harlow.gov.uk 

You will need to send your application form as an email attachment, rather than providing a link to a cloud-hosted document like Google Drive or OneDrive. 

You can also collect and submit application forms in person at the Civic Centre. 

Please note Harlow Council does not accept CVs.

We also have a Word version of the job application form