Housing Support Officer
Looking for an opportunity to be involved in supporting the operation of a local authority frontline service? We have an opportunity for a Housing Support Officer (Assessments) within the Housing Assessment team at Braintree District Council. This is a part time position working hours per week working Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Braintree is an ambitious and dynamic Council and is becoming one of the fastest growing Districts in the East of England with three growing towns, London just 45 minutes away and the district located directly between the international transport centres of Stansted Airport and Harwich and Felixstowe International Ports. We have a deserved track record for delivering and a strong reputation within the business community. In return as our Housing Support Officer (Assessments), we offer excellent benefits including; - Competitive salary of £18,504 - £21,915 pa pro-rata - Local government pension scheme - Learning and development for all staff - Staff discounts at local businesses - Staff recognition schemes - Extensive health and wellbeing programme including discounted gym membership About the Housing Support Officer (Assessments) role The role involves maintaining the Housing Register for the district through the Gateway to Homechoice website and the duties will include assessing housing applications, dealing with changes of circumstances, advertising empty properties for social landlords and shortlisting for some landlords. Our ideal Housing Support Officer (Assessments) will have the below skills and experience; - Excellent communication skills as you will be constantly dealing with customers, colleagues and staff from partner organisations - A good working knowledge of IT as the service uses a complex IT system - Organised, self-motivated, enthusiastic and pro-active - Full driving licence and have use of a car - A knowledge of housing issues and previous experience of working in a housing related role would be an advantage, but is not essential as training will be provided. Braintree District Council is a great place to ; We pride ourselves on our creative, innovative and forward thinking approach which is led by our ; We are committed to having an engaged workforce who understand our strategy and how they can help deliver it. Closing date for receipt of applications: Sunday 14th April 2019 Interviews will be held on Monday 29th April 2019 So if this sounds like the role for you and you would like to learn more about our Housing Support Officer (Assessments) then please click ‘ Apply’ today!