Private Housing Liaison Officer (FTC)

Hemel Hempstead | £33,414 - £35,312 per annum (inclusive of London Fringe Weighting)

Employer: Dacorum Borough Council
Sector/Specialism: Public Sector

Private Housing Liaison Officer (FTC)
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

The Organisation

Dacorum Borough Council is the local authority for Dacorum in Hertfordshire, based in the bustling and cosmopolitan town of Hemel Hempstead.

We have a strong vision to enable communities in Dacorum to thrive and prosper and work hard to have a positive impact on where we live and work, putting the needs of local residents at the heart of everything we do.

Our priorities include keeping the borough clean, safe and green, ensuring economic growth and prosperity, providing good-quality affordable homes and delivering efficient and effective services.

We’re currently looking for a Private Housing Liaison Officer to join our team for a one year, fixed-term contract/secondment within our Strategic Housing Service.

The Benefits

- Salary of £33,414 - £35,312 per annum (inclusive of London Fringe Weighting)
- Outstanding 18.5% employer contribution pension scheme
- Flexible working patterns
- Car salary sacrifice scheme

This is a rewarding opportunity for a housing professional to join our progressive borough council.

You’ll be an integral part of the work we do to counteract homelessness, supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our community. This rewarding work will see you develop further skills and advance your expertise whilst providing key services across our area.

So, if you are ready to take the next step in your career whilst supporting public services in Hertfordshire, this is the role for you.

The Role

As our Private Housing Liaison Officer, you will be playing a key role in the prevention of homelessness through sourcing suitable housing from a range of private sources.

You will develop positive relationships with landlords and letting agents to obtain suitable properties and explore incentives to engage their interest.

Through inspection of the properties, you will ensure that they are suitable for occupancy and identify any necessary improvements that need to be made.

As you will work with people from a variety of backgrounds, some of whom may be vulnerable or have complex needs, you will support them in making informed decisions that are appropriate for their situation.

About You

To be considered as our Private Housing Liaison Officer, you will need:

- Previous experience in the same or similar housing role
- A full, valid driving licence

Please note, a check will be carried out with the Disclosure and Barring Service to ensure that the successful candidate has no relevant convictions.

Other organisations may call this role Housing Solutions Officer, Housing Options Officer, Homelessness Prevention Officer, Homelessness Support Officer, Housing Support Advisor, Homelessness Advisor, or Housing Support Adviser.

The closing date for this role is the 24th July 2022.

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