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Private Rented Sector Access Project Officer

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£29,777.00 - £32,076.00, Grade 7, 37 hours, Temporary
Closing date
12 May 2024

This exciting opportunity is for someone to make a difference and support the implementation of the Council’s groundbreaking Private Rented Sector Access scheme. This temporary role will support the Senior Private Rented Sector Access Officer to deliver the day-to-day operations, working closely with the Council’s Housing Needs Service.

This challenging but rewarding role, will require a positive and flexible attitude, and the drive and passion for delivering innovative housing support solutions to people in need. An understanding of the private rented sector, including landlords and tenants, as well as the support needs of the homeless, is an advantage although not essential as all training will be provided.

This role will support the development of trusted relationships with private rented landlords, encouraging them to provide a range of accommodation to support the Council to discharge statutory homelessness duties. This role will also work with tenants, providing a resettlement service, and a package of one-to-one support to build tenancy skills and create sustainable tenancies.

Reporting to the Housing Enforcement and Standards Manager this role will hit the ground running. Based within a small team you will be expected to effectively work from your own initiative, managing your own workload with minimal supervision for long periods of time. Experience of writing reports, communicating with members of the public and partner agencies, and a high degree of competency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word systems is essential.

This is a flexible working role, with the facility to work from the home and the office for three and two days per week respectively. It is based in the Strategic Housing and Regeneration Service, Economic Growth and Skills, at the Wakefield One building in Wakefield city centre and will involve travelling throughout the Wakefield district on a regular basis.

This is a temporary fixed term position until 31 March 2025. There is the possibility that the role may be extended beyond this point if additional funding is secured but this cannot be confirmed as yet.

The role is open to internal secondment opportunities. If applying on a secondment basis you must seek the permission of you line manager before an application is made.

Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Jim Goldthorpe.

Tel: 07979997324


PR2506 001 Private Rented Sector Access Officer.pdf

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