Rent Support Officer

Nottingham

This vacancy is now closed

Ref
29723
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£25,481 to £27,041 per annum
Closing date
12/12/2021
Description

Nottingham City Homes are looking for a Rent Support Officer to join their team.

£25,481 to £27,041 per annum

37 hours per week based within Nottingham City

Maternity cover/secondment opportunity

Nottingham City Homes manages more than 27,000 homes across the city on behalf of Nottingham City Council. Our vision is to ‘create homes and places where people want to live’.

Nottingham City Homes are currently on the lookout for an enthusiastic, customer focused individual to join our Rents team as a Rents Support Officer to support Nottingham City Homes tenants claiming Universal Credit.

Fully up to date with housing and welfare benefits legislation and developments, you will have experience of supporting vulnerable customers to sustain their tenancies together, ideally, with some knowledge of rent collection. An excellent communicator, skilled at building relationships with other agencies in the voluntary/third sector, you will also have a sensitive yet professional approach.

It will be your responsibility to provide a proactive and dedicated service to our tenants to encourage responsible rent payment and ensure tenancy sustainability. You will help applicants and tenants to understand and maximise their entitlement to benefits. You will play a vital role in supporting tenants through the first period of their Universal Credit claims ensuring their awards are correct.

We will look to you to provide an effective and customer focused housing income collection service. You will help to maximise rental income and ensure that appropriate advice and assistance is given to tenants to ensure their rent is paid. You will make agreements with tenants to pay any outstanding rent arrears.

Salary and benefits:

In exchange for your hard work you will receive a fantastic benefits package that includes:

  • Flexible working
  • A generous holiday entitlement and additional holiday purchase scheme
  • Government pension scheme
  • Clear pay structure and annual salary reviews in line with national agreements
  • Learning and development opportunities

Nottingham City Homes offer a variety of additional benefits, more details can be found on our website.

If you want to be part of a winning team that’s making a real difference, click on the ‘apply’ link to visit our website.

Closing date: 5 December 2021 (midnight) - We may close this early if we receive high volumes of applications  

Interview date: Likely to be held on Thursday 9 December 2021 – Please note this is subject to change

We welcome applications from all sections of our diverse community.

We would like to reassure all prospective candidates that Nottingham City Homes takes the safety/wellbeing of prospective employees very seriously. All interviews will follow the latest Government guidelines relating to Covid-19

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