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Tenancy Sustainment Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/10961
  • Published: Fri 20/05/2022, 14:44 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 29/06/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,419 to £28,226 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Tenancy Sustainment Officer

Team: Tenancy Sustainment Team.

Job Family: Supporting - CBG8

Salary: £25,419 to £28,226 per annum pro rata

Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 19th June 2022

More about the role:

Two exciting job opportunities have become available within the Tenancy Sustainment Team at Central Bedfordshire Council. Tenancy Sustainment is part of the wider Housing Services Team and lies within the Social Care, Health and Housing Directorate.

The Tenancy Sustainment team provide advice and guidance to enable our tenants to successfully maintain their tenancies. We advise on income maximisation, welfare benefits, debt management and budgeting. We work with people who are struggling to manage in their homes due unsuitability or other barriers. Our aim is to provide our customers with the information, knowledge and experience required to enable them to manage their own tenancy related problems. We signpost to many other agencies and the role is varied and diverse.

We are looking for enthusiastic and skilled individuals. Ideally, you will have experience in a Local Authority or Housing Association. You’ll certainly know about welfare benefits, household budgeting, mental and physical health problems, substance misuse and the many other issues that our customers must overcome.

Your expertise comes with a confident, customer-focused approach. You can think creatively, solve problems and have a gift for communicating effectively with a wide range of people – from vulnerable residents and their families to other professionals.  You should be able to communicate, advocate and negotiate effectively to produce results that enable our customers to successfully maintain their tenancies with us.

Housing experience is an advantage however we welcome applications from candidates with demonstrable relevant experience.

What we can offer you;

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:

  • Agile working arrangements. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. We will actively encourage you to manage work and personal commitments.
  • Family friendly policies and practices
  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
  • An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
  • Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
  • Access to discounts from local and national retailers

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

Our Aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We are happy to discuss location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Tenancy Sustainment Officer Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about these positions, please contact: Pat Bonnett, Senior Officer at Pat.bonnett@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 6004 Or Carmel Coyle, Income Management Team Leader at carmel.coyle@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 5378  

Safeguarding:

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx