The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a team who are working together to create a ground-breaking shared staffing structure across both boroughs.
We are seeking to recruit an Allocations & Mobility Officer 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 Wandsworth and Richmond applicants. This role forms part of a job share working 18 hours per week (2.5 days 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.
Closing date: 26/01/2020
Interview dates: w/c 10/02/2020
To apply for this role please complete the application process on this site. You will be required to provide CV’s with a personal statement showing how you meet the requirements of the post.
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include compressed hours, flexible working arrangements and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days 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 and training opportunities.
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.