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  • Ref no: MID03345
  • Published: 29/5/2020
  • Closes: 11/6/2020
  • Location: Buccleuch House 1 White Hart Street, EH22 1JN
  • Salary: £24,157.00 - £26,392.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy


Operational knowledge of housing and related legislation and detailed Council policy is essential to deliver accurate information and make balanced judgements within documented requirements and procedures and strict deadlines.

The duties can be fulfilled with at least two Highers, including English, or SVQ equivalent combined with necessary experience.  A Diploma in Housing Studies is a desirable qualification.

Experience is important, especially in local authority housing management, together with inter-personal skills to handle clients, some of whom may be disadvantaged.  Some clients may also be in conflict with the authority where their perceived needs have not been met or they are in breach of tenancy agreements.  The jobholder must persuade individuals of the accuracy of his/her judgement, offer alternatives where appropriate and negotiate solutions to tenancy problems.

CLOSING DATE: 11th June 2020

INTERVIEW DATE: 22nd & 23rd June 2020

Job Advert

Position Title: Housing Officer X 3              

Position Number: C822, WCB0011 & WCB0015       

Directorate: Place                           

Location: Buccleuch House, Dalkeith                                         

Contract Status: 2 x Permanent + 1 x Fixed Term        

Hours of Work: 36hrs x 2 (perm) + 32hrs x 1 (12 months fixed term maternity cover)

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday         

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £24,157.25 per annum.

Based on you working 32 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £21,473.11 per annum.


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Additional Information

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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