Social Housing Assessment and Lettings Officer

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£32,418 - £34,209 p.a. inc.
02 Jun 2021
16 Jun 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

An Excellent Opportunity...    

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post 

Your will be responsible for administering the allocation process of Brent Council owned and Registered Providers Social Housing Homes to clients on the Housing Register.

This involves the advertising, shortlisting, allocating and reviewing of vacant homes for letting.

You will also be responsible to communicate efficiently with and build upon the relationship between the Council’s internal and external social housing partners.

The Person

To be successful in this role, you will need to have in-depth knowledge of the supply & demand issues of social housing in Brent.

Additionally, you should be competent to apply the requirements of the Housing Allocations Scheme and the relevant Housing Legislation in a structured and consistent way.

This will be a demanding role and so you will need to work well under pressure, able to use common sense and make sound judgements and have excellent organisational, analytical and communication skills. 

Closing Date: 16 June 2021 (23:00)

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application. 

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances. 

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on  Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially. 

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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