Hourly rate of pay: £15.88 – £17.90
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 17:00 (flexi time)
To start ASAP
An excellent Community Housing Officer opportunity has arisen in our Tranent area housing team. We’re looking for an enthusiastic customer-focussed 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 and you will also provide high quality housing options advice to housing applicants.
Home Working Consideration
Applications for homeworking or hybrid working will be considered for this post, subject to a trial period and in accordance with East Lothian Council’s Home Working and Worksmart Policies which can be found here. Home or Hybrid working options can be discussed with candidates invited for interview. All applicants must live in the UK and will be expected to attend Council offices from time to time as required.
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 ‘Job Attachments’) 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 be considered for interview.
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.
Educated to HNC in Housing or equivalent and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.
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.)
The preferred candidate for this position may be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.
If a Disclosure check is required and you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will also 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 GOV.UK website.
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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on [email protected]
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