Accommodation Officer

Location
Sandwell, West Midlands
Salary
£24,982 - £29,577 per annum
Posted
23 Apr 2021
Closes
06 May 2021
Ref
SAND000005188
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time

This position is a fixed term contract for 6 months.

We are recruiting to a full time post to join our busy Housing Solutions Team. The primary role of the Accommodation Officer will be to assist the Housing Solutions Team in accessing private sector accommodation for use in discharging our homelessness duties and for use within our rough sleeper operating model.

You will be responsible for initiating and developing relationships with the private rented sector and for promoting and maintaining Sandwell MBC’s private landlord offer and incentive scheme.

This is a very challenging role in a highly pressurised environment and requires the post holder to provide a high quality service, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to work flexibly with competing demands.

We are looking for someone who is able to respond effectively to many varied and sensitive situations and can demonstrate an open minded flexible approach to the job role. You will need to use your own initiative to resolve issues, and to be able to work under pressure in a very demanding environment.

It is an essential requirement of the role to hold a Numeracy and Literacy Level 2 Qualification or equivalent as a minimum.

If you think you have the right skills, capability and attitude to undertake this role we want to hear from you.

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.

Hours

37 hours per week

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to: hr_resourcing@sandwell.gov.uk

Supporting documents
Personnel Specification
Information for Applicants
Job Description