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Private Sector Housing Technical Assistant (Ring-fenced to Redeployees only)
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC294VR
  • Published: Fri 16/10/2020, 15:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 23/10/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 2 £16,824 - £20,322 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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Private Sector Housing Technical Assistant (Ring-fenced to Redeployees only)

Please note this vacancy is open to Medway Council Redeployee staff only at this time. Please refer to the Redeployee Guidance pack available on Medspace for further information on the process. If you are unable to access this please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878 or by e-mail at resourcing@medway.gov.uk 

We are looking to a Private Sector Housing Technical Assistant to provide support to the PSH team. To have excellent IT skills, with experience of using a database system, Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and Teams. Along with the means test assessment system and the ability to work on your own initiative, experience of dealing with customers both face to face and over the telephone. 

Processing payments, grant and loan approvals, completing notices and legal files, assisting with the writing of policy and procedure files, maintenance of the departments web page, filing, balancing spread sheets, completing spreadsheets, preparing replies to RFI, complaints and Councillor and MP enquiries. 

The successful candidate will be required to assist in the day to day running of the Private Sector Housing team, giving advice and information to other Medway Council departments, Medway residents, landlords, agents and other key professionals. 

To provide advice to the general public with regards to all aspects of Private Sector Housing. 

To assist the team manager and team leader with large complex ongoing projects. 

Ability to use the relevant IT systems, to keep accurate records on all cases and ensure that each case can be tracked. 

Ability to provide statistical and monitoring data, to outline both the current position and timescales involved in the departmental processes. 

To assist with keeping accurate budget figures for the various budgets which are held by the department. Be able to advise the Service Manager of the budget and statistical position in the absence of the department manager and team leader. 

To assist in the development of the close working relationship with the outside agencies, to assist with development of future projects. 

To carry out the early financial assessment for the Grant/Adaptation process and be able to assist clients in the process of completing application forms and taking on the role of supporting the client through the process should this be required. 

To be conversant with the Council’s Housing Policy, develop good links with Housing Colleagues, to be able to advise clients and other professionals. 

Ability to check prepared notices, schedule of works and grants approvals. Checking of payment requests, preparing and processing invoices for payments. 

To assist in the development of strategy in relation to Housing. 

To act in accordance with the equal opportunities policy and undertake duties as required by directorate action plans. 

To ensure office cover during working hours 

To undertake any other duties as identified by the Private Sector Housing Manager and Team Leader    

In return we offer you:  

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme 

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Lloyd Rees on 01634 331478.

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email. 

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.