We are seeking to recruit one full time & one part time (Job Share) Allocations & Mobility Officer (s) to join the team in a very busy front-line position primarily having responsibility for the effective and successful day-to-day allocation of settled accommodation to both Richmond and Wandsworth applicants.
The full time position is 36 hours per week and the part time (job share) role is for 18 hours per week.
As well as allocating all types of properties to social and private sector landlords, you will also be responsible for the activity of under occupation, housing mobility schemes and assessing mutual exchanges of tenancies.
You will have the skills and abilities to deal sensitively with homeless families and single vulnerable people, experience of dealing with stressful situations and possess excellent written and communication skills. Applicants must be able to work in a pressured environment; ensuring they provide attention to detail and meet tight deadlines and with a minimum of supervision. They must have an understanding of IT programmes including Excel & Word.
You will have an understanding, commitment and ability to implement the Council’s Equal Opportunities policy and the ability to attend accompany clients to property viewings and interview on a face to face basis. It is not essential that you have access to a vehicle but if you do you must have a conviction free driver’s licence with the use of a car.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependent on service need), Flexible working and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days for the full time post and this will be pro rata for the part time post, plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 29th September 2019
Shortlisting Date: w/c 30 September 2019
Interview Date: w/c 7th October 2019
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.