Ref. 55387

Accommodation and Lettings Officer

  • Location: Dorchester, England
  • Salary: £15.93 - £15.93 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for an Accomodation and Lettings Officer to work in Dorchester, Dorset. This position is paying £15.93 per hour and is full time.

The role:

To actively make a positive and professional contribution in the provision of a comprehensive and efficient housing service. To manage all aspects of the councils’ supply of temporary accommodation and provide an effective Choice Based Letting Service.

Key Responsibilities:

To directly manage temporary accommodation so that it is in a permanent lettable state, and report repairs as required and ensure any communal areas are clean and safe this will involve visiting premises whist loan working.

– To maintain and update comprehensive records in connection with the council’s temporary accommodation stock.

– To administer the movement of occupiers in and out of all forms of temporary accommodation and keep records of tenant movement. This will include sign ups, assisting claiming housing benefit claim and end of tenancy visits, move on from TA to make best use of stock and in to minimise use of B&B.

– To control the council’s liability, monitor HB payments and input rents received, tackle anti-social behaviour, pursue accommodation charge arrears, investigate suspected abandonment, organise storage and disposal of former tenants possessions.

– To help and encourage and support occupants, alerting Housing Officers and other partners of any housing support need issues that arise.

– To act as a point of liaison between the councils and stakeholders, to include temporary accommodation landlords, the police and social services.

– To provide timely, accurate statistics for government returns and other in house statistics on a monthly, or otherwise agreed basis

– To administer the Councils’ choice based lettings scheme, including maintaining all necessary records, and nominating all properties available to the councils in line with the Dorset Homechoice Allocations Policy, and the requirements of the Housing Act 1996 Part VI as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002.

– To provide advice to Housing Register applicants and colleagues on matters relating to allocations, bidding, applications and interviewing where necessary. This may include housing register, choice based lettings, housing benefit, specialist housing providers, social housing providers, homeswapper, homebuy, shared ownership and mutual exchanges.

– To liaise with housing associations regarding adverts and nominations and general queries relating to nominations, allocations, appeals and applicants.

– Meet the customers’ access needs in the most appropriate way through outreach, surgeries and carrying out home visits when required. – To develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of relevant Housing legislation.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Current DBS check.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37 hours p/w.

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