Property Management Officer
Responsible for the provision of a fully comprehensive housing management service to clients in directly managed temporary accommodation dispersed across and outside both Richmond and Wandsworth councils.
We are seeking to recruit a Property Management Officer to join the team in a very busy and demanding position with responsibility for a portfolio of temporary accommodation including casework management of the client and for housing management and repairs.
You will need to have skills and abilities to deal sensitively with homeless households and single vulnerable clients presenting to the Council as homeless.
You should have excellent negotiation skills as well as experience in both managing temporary accommodation. Applicants must be able to work in a pressured environment; ensuring they provide attention to detail whilst being able to meet tight deadlines with minimum supervision.
You must be able to demonstrate the ability to visit and inspect properties in line with Health & Safety Requirements and be able to specify void works required to bring a property back to a standard to be let.
You will have an understanding, commitment and ability to implement the Council’s Equal Opportunities policy.
It is desirable that you have access to a car or hold a current clean drivers’ licence.
For an informal discussion please contact Ben Stevens, Deputy Property Manager or Alicia Thompson, Property Manager on 020-8871-8846.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need), part-time working, annualised hours, term time only. and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 29th September 2019
Shortlisting Date: 4th October 2019
Interview Date: TBC
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
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