Community Housing Officer

East Lothian Council
Haddington, East Lothian
25877 - 29162
12 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Salary £25877 - £29162 per annum pro rata (£14.18 -£15.98 per hour)
Temporary job share position until June 2019
14 hours per week
Thursday & Friday 9.00-17.00
To start ASAP

An excellent temporary job share Community Housing Officer opportunity has arisen in the East Area Housing team. We're looking for an enthusiastic customer-focused person to join our team and contribute to providing an excellent landlord service to our tenants. Responsible for a designated area of Council houses, your main duties will include allocating vacant Council tenancies, tenancy and estate management. You will also provide high quality housing options advice to housing applicants.

Job Details

As part of the wider Community Housing Service, to provide front line housing management services and housing advice to tenants, tenant/resident groups or their representatives.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. 

You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to reach the interview stage.  In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to HNC in Housing or equivalent and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

Driving Licence
As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.)

This post involves accessing the public services network, therefore the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the website.

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