Housing Assistant (Various Posts) (Permanent)

Favourite Renfrewshire Council
Ref no: REN02741
Closes: Monday, 22nd January 2018
Published: Friday, 12th January 2018
Location: Various Locations In Renfrewshire.
Salary: £18,505 - £20,184 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Renfrewshire Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Housing / Homeless

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This post is internal and open to employees of Renfrewshire Council only. The Housing Assistant will support Housing Officers in the delivery of local housing services including interviewing and advising customers on their housing prospects/needs; interviewing customers at point of tenancy sign-up and other key tenancy changes including termination of tenancy and maximising the income for the Council and minimise the amount of rent arrears.
You must have relevant experience of dealing with the public in person and on the telephone; working with figures; and using Microsoft Office packages. General knowledge of housing services, effective customer service and communication skills, numeracy skills; and the ability and confidence to deal with angry/upset customers is also required. You will be expected to use your initiative when making decisions; and work at other locations and/or work flexibly when required. A National Certificate in Housing (or equivalent), relevant experience working within social housing and knowledge and understanding of social housing legislation is desirable.
If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk. Closing date - Monday 22 January 2018