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Housing Systems Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/10275
  • Published: Thu 09/09/2021, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/09/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,982 – £27,741 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Housing Systems Officer

It’s an exciting time at Central Bedfordshire’s Housing Service. The Housing Service is a self-contained business that manages and maintains some 5,200+ Council-owned homes and properties with a growing Private Sector Property Management Portfolio.  The Housing Systems Operations team provide support to the whole of the Housing Service through the provision of high-quality system management and business support.  Find your greatness as a Housing Systems Officer, our aim is to ensure our customers’ outcomes are at the centre of everything we do.

This is an interesting, varied and customer focused role, which allows the post holder to interact with all areas of the Housing Service, their customers and the wider Council. A big part of what the team does is the management and maintenance of the Housing Services’ in-house data base, with over 250 users, the system is fundamental to the smooth running of the service.  The team are also responsible for providing an efficient and effective administrative support across the Housing service, assisting in the delivery of core business functions and Local Welfare Provision.

We are looking to recruit 2 Housing Systems Officers, there is an expectation that each Officer will focus on specific tasks.  This could be either, the maintenance of our in-house database, providing training on the system and liaising with Housing Management about their use of the system, or, providing administrative support to the Housing Service.  Both Officers will be responsible for carrying out generic team tasks.  The role is often called upon as a first point of call for technical help and admin support by Housing Officers, therefore the ability to prioritise work load and provide great customer service is essential.  Good communication and planning skills are essential to the success of this role along with a logical mind for problem solving. 

You should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of Housing Legislation, and the benefits/welfare system. Ideally you will be educated to Level 4 standard, but equally important are the skills you already have and the experience you can bring to the role, alongside your willingness to learn and adapt to changing demands.

Join a busy team and take advantage of our rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn new skills and develop your career.  Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community’.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer to the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Housing Systems Officer Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Kay Rhodes at kay.rhodes@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or Amanda Thornton at amanda.thornton@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community. 

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx