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Private Sector Housing Support Officer
  • Employer: Woking Borough Council
  • Reference: PEOP/19/114177
  • Published: Mon 11/11/2019, 9:45 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 07/12/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary circa £21,686 per annum plus flexible benefits allowance of £1,533
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking, Surrey

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Private Sector Housing Support Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed candidate to join our friendly, busy and dedicated team. The successful candidate will need to provide effective and efficient support to a busy team working with private landlords to secure affordable private rented accommodation for residents who are threatened with homelessness and to bring empty homes back in to use.

This is a varied role suited to someone that is committed to providing a high level of customer service, flexibility, highly organised and has the ability to give advice over the phone and in person as well as accurate record keeping and processing of invoices. 

A knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels are essential.

An awareness of the private rented sector and the challenges faced by private tenants and vulnerable households in a high demand housing market would be an advantage.

The Council offers in return a generous flexi time scheme with the ability to take two flexi days a month, membership of the local government pension scheme, discounted health and leisure membership, plus many more excellent benefits.           

English Language Requirement

 The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for this post.  An assessment may be required. If you have any queries or would like to discuss this further, please contact the Human Resources team.

Who to contact for informal discussion: 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jacqui Dixon, (Housing Strategy and Enabling Team Leader) on 01483 743 616

 Closing Date:       8th December 2019

Interview Date:   17th December 2019 

Woking Borough Council is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.