Stanmore, Greater London
£26-28k per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Housing Officer


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Housing Officer to work for a charity supporting people with spinal injuries.


Position: Housing Officer

Location: Stanmore

Job type: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £26-28k per annum

Benefits: 27 day’s holiday plus bank holidays, 3% pension contribution, Free membership to Aspire Leisure Centre, Life Assurance 3 x salary in event of death whilst employed at Aspire, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, Payroll Giving Scheme plus various training and development opportunities.


Closing Date: 3rd October 2021


The Role

Every four hours, someone is paralysed by a spinal cord injury. The organisation is a national charity providing practical help to all who are affected and the Housing Advice service is at the heart of the support provided.


Many of those who are injured will face housing issues; forced into care homes, making do in inappropriate accommodation, not knowing where to turn for information on adaptations. We are looking for someone with experience of the housing sector and case work who can use their knowledge to offer telephone-based advice and support to those who need it. Working in a small team, you'll be comfortable negotiating with local authorities, helping client’s complete paperwork and talking people through the complex housing issues they face. An ability to empathise with clients and be tenacious on their behalf is essential.


In return, you will be part of a team that makes a real difference to the lives of the many people that come to the charity for help.


About You

As Housing Officer you will have detailed knowledge of the Housing sector and previous experience providing housing advice and case work support.


You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work without direct supervision, managing conflicting workloads. You will have strong negotiation skills and good IT and admin skills.  


Please ensure you include a cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements in the person specification with your application.


The Organisation

The charity exists to work with people with spinal cord injuries to create opportunity, choice and independence and aims to enable disabled people to achieve their full potential.


You may be interested in this role if you have experience in the following roles Housing Case Officer, Housing, Social Housing, Tenant Support, Tenant Support Officer, Tenant Support Coordinator, Housing Support Officer, Housing Support Administrator, Spinal, Spinal Injury, Disability, Housing Programme, Accommodation, Accommodation Support, Housing Administrator, Social Housing, Housing, Housing Officer, Tenant Officer, Housing Advice, Housing Advisor, Disability, Housing and Disability.


Posted on: 14 September 2021
Closed date: 03 October 2021
Job ref: 2651
Tags: Advice, Information, Housing Management