Neighbourhood officer - maternity cover, Portsmouth

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  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Salary: 30000.00-31775.00 Per Year
  • Type: Contract - Full Time
  • Added: Jan 10, 2019

We’re Hampshire’s largest provider of affordable homes with around 850 staff. People are at the heart of our business; that’s our employees and our customers. We work closely with our customers to make sure their communities are a safe, happy environment for them to live in.

We’re recruiting for a neighbourhood officer contractually based in Portsmouth on a full time, permanent basis working 37 hours per week. This is a flexible working position, meaning you’ll not be office based and will mostly be travelling across designated patches in Portsmouth & surrounding areas. Also to travel further afield to cover absence of other neighbourhood officers when necessary. Therefore, you need to have a full current driving licence with access to a vehicle. Mileage for part of your travel will be reimbursed.

As a neighbourhood officer, you’ll manage a patch of mixed-tenure properties within your geographical area. You’ll be the single point of contact for all customers within your patch. Ensuring our customers have someone they know who they can approach about a range of matters in relation to lease/tenancy conditions, health and safety issues, rent/service charges, repairs and more.

The aim will be to help create attractive, safe and sustainable neighbourhoods for our customers to live in. Also making sure we offer quality and ‘value for money’ services. You’ll get to know and understand who our customers are and the support they may need to keep their tenancies. You’ll achieve this by collecting customer insight data and auditing tenancies. You’ll recognise when to appropriately make referrals to the tenancy support team and follow the progress of those referrals. This’ll ensure that arrangements can be made and monitored effectively to keep and maintain tenancies.

You’ll bring a wealth of knowledge and experience within a housing management role, in particular around housing legislation and welfare reform & benefits. A professional qualification (CIH, NVQ) would be really handy but isn’t essential.

If successfully shortlisted, you’ll be contacted and asked to record some interview questions via video on the recruitment system. And if you’re successful after this, you’ll be invited to an interview on 1 March 2019 at our Portsmouth office.

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