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Lettings Officer

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Sector:

    Housing Benefits & Planning

  • Job type:

    Contracts

  • Salary:

    £13.47 - £16.33 per hour

  • Job ref:

    5174154_1622108896

  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Duration:

    9 months+

  • Start date:

    21-06-2007

  • Expiry date:

    26-06-2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lettings Officer to join our busy offices based in Cambridge on a temporary basis for 9 months with the possibility of an extension. We are looking for someone to start ASAP, working 37 hours per week, at £13.47 - £15.33 p/h.

As the Lettings Officer, your main duties will include:

  • Ensure all vacant homes are re-let efficiently and in line with the Council's policies, practices, and procedures, Choice Base Lettings, and performance targets.
  • Be responsible for the void management and tenancy start-up for all City Council's properties including liaising with the internal Voids team to minimize void times and maximizing income through sustainable tenancies.
  • Work closely with City Homes to re-let properties effectively and minimize the rental income loss, ensuring they are re-let within the performance targets.
  • Provide a high level of customer service including assisting tenants moving in and out of Council properties and offering customer advice and information about other aspects of tenancies.
  • Support applicants on the register who require disabled adapted properties
  • Liaise with the Finance Team regarding all matters with a financial implication
  • Build relationships with another specialist (statutory and non-statutory) support services.
  • Effectively promote the Council's Tenants Contents Insurance scheme and garages to let
  • Respond to correspondence from a variety of sources e.g., tenants; Councillors; MPs, solicitors, and advice agencies (including investigating and resolving customer complaints) ensuring the Council's timescales are met.

To be successful for this Lettings Officer post you will need to have:

  • Practical experience of working in a large social housing provider.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in tenancy management or in similar enforcement or community development role
  • Experience in visiting customers/clients in a face to face in a service setting
  • Experience of visiting customers/clients within their own environment e.g. home which may be outside of normal working hours - lone working
  • Knowledge of welfare benefits and up to date benefits legislation
  • Experience in needs/risk assessment and support planning
  • Familiarity with working with financial procedures and processes
  • Operational understanding of relevant Housing Law
  • Demonstrable awareness of housing management best practice

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