SLA03952 - Housing Officer

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Ref no: SLA03952
Closes: Sunday, 18th March 2018
Published: Thursday, 8th March 2018
Location: Various Locations across South Lanarkshire
Rate: £10.40 - £13.19 per hour
Hours: Variable
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Type: Full Time & Part Time
Organisation: South Lanarkshire
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Housing / Homeless

Job Description

Housing & Technical Resources 

Location: Hamilton & Cambuslang

Hours:     Part Time - 29 hours per week, Brandongate, Hamilton,

                Full Time - 35 hours per week, Main Street, Cambuslang,

Duration: Fixed Term until December 2018

An excellent opportunity has arisen for experienced individuals to join our teams within the Hamilton and Cambsulang Area Housing Offices.

As a Housing Officer you will be responsible for delivering a wide range of housing services to our customers therefore, you should have similar experience of working within a housing related environment and have an understanding of current issues and legislation in relation to homelessness, allocations, estate management, rent recovery and dealing with anti- social behaviour.

Excellent IT skills are required as well as the ability to organise and prioritise workload in an effective way and to respond and adapt to changing priorities required in delivering a quality service. You should possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to liaise effectively with a variety of agencies. 

You will be eligible to participate in South Lanarkshire Council's Car Pool Scheme as it would be advantageous to have access to a vehicle for business purposes if required to travel to alternative locations. 

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc. As this post involves accessing the public services network, the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made. 

Please refer to and click on Code of Practice for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.

Additional information for Internal Applicants – As this is a Fixed Term position, prior to making your application, please discuss your potential application with your current Line Manager.  In the event that you are being considered for this post, your release to undertake this internal fixed term opportunity would need to be agreed in advance and managed by the service/s or resource/s.

As the application process has changed, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the revised format and content of the form by clicking on the following link to access the applicant user guide.

Applicant User Guide

Applications online

Please note all correspondence with be sent to your email account.

Closing Date:  Sunday 18th March 2018

South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.  


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