Private Landlord Support Officer
- Reference: 012078
- Published on: Mon 17/07/2017 11:04 AM
- Closing on: Wed 26/07/2017 23:50 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time, Contract
- Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
- Salary: £28,471-£29,566 pa + essential car user allowance (pro rata, fixed term contract until March 2018)
- DBS Check: No
- Location: Lochaber
Closing date: Wednesday 26th July 2017 (at 11.30 pm). Interviews: Tuesday 1st August 2017 in Fort William
Shelter Scotland is looking for a highly motivated individual who wants to make a difference to the private rented sector, to join us as a Private Landlord Support Officer and help influence others and raise standards.
At Shelter Scotland, we operate Community Hubs in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen, each offering advice and support linked to our campaigning, volunteering and fundraising activities. We also run a network of support services that provide specialist interventions and target groups with specific needs, e.g. families with multiple and complex needs and young runaways. Funded by the Oak Foundation and based in Lochaber Housing Association, this brand new role involves working with local partners to identify private sector landlords and creating and maintaining positive relationships to bring about change.
Benefits include 30 days annual leave (pro rata), the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Your key responsibilities:
- Working autonomously to positively influence hard to reach landlords in Lochaber and successfully raise standards across the private renting sector
- Developing and creating monitoring and evaluation tools and supporting the development of a national toolkit for use by local authorities to engage with private landlords
- Devising and initiating improvement plans with landlords in the area to raise standards regarding the management of properties
- Keeping up-to-date with changes to national housing policy, legislation or guidance relating to the PRS, providing briefing notes and guidance to colleagues and report regularly to local advisory group.
And what you’ll need:
- In-depth experience of working with hard to engage groups, preferably within the housing sector and a full driving licence and willingness to drive as part of the role
- A proactive and creative approach and a proven track record of successfully creating improvement/support plans that have raised standards/initiated change
- The initiative to work with high levels of autonomy, plus excellent communication and influencing skills, a willingness to challenge the status quo to stimulate progress
- Experience of creating and using monitoring and evaluation tools.
At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
Shelter Scotland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.