Senior Furnished Tenancy Officer – Housing Needs
Employer: Oxford City Council
- Reference: 001197
- Published on: Fri 11/08/2017 11:00 AM
- Closing on: Wed 23/08/2017 23:55 PM
- Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Contract
- Hours: 37 hours per week.
- Salary: G7: £33,235 with possible progression to £35,335 per annum
- DBS Check: No
- Location: Oxfordshire
Oxford City Council has a great opportunity for a person to join our Furnished Tenancy Team within the busy Housing Needs Team. The teams’ role will include helping Council tenants with the furnishing of their homes and tenants to downsize and move to smaller more suitable properties.
As an experienced housing professional, you will deliver excellent customer service with a positive can-do attitude and a solution focused approach whilst working to tight deadlines. Your role will be primarily focused on managing a small team and to supervise and coordinate the day-to-day running of the Furnished Tenancy Scheme and Incentive Scheme for Under-Occupying Council Tenants. The successful applicant will need to have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships.
If you have the energy and enthusiasm to make a difference then we’d love to hear from you.
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi award winning Council and in 2015 we secured Champion IiP status along with Overall IiP Employer of the Year 2015, demonstrating our commitment to our employees and their wellbeing. We also scooped the Association of Public Sector Excellence Council of the Year award in 2015 and the Municipal Journal Best Achieving Council prize in 2014.
With over 1,200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities now is a truly exciting time to be working in Local Government. We are all about going above and beyond to improve outcomes for local people, and you might be surprised at the range and quality of services we provide.
We offer a great range of benefits which include generous holiday from 28 days per year plus bank holidays, Local Government defined benefit pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and the ability to work flexibly in many of our roles. We offer well defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also support our staff through the employee wellbeing programme with a range of services including resilience training, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.
Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.
Closing Date: 23 August 2017
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): 01 September 2017
For an informal discussion about the post please contact, Carolyn Devenney – Senior Furnished Tenancy Officer on 01865 252286 or email
We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any vacancies.
Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.