Homeownership Officer
  • Employer: Winchester City Council
  • Reference: WCC/23/224868
  • Published: Thu 12/01/2023, 11:40 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/02/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,852.00 to £31,099.00
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Winchester, Southampton, Hampshire, Basingstoke, Andover

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Homeownership Officer

Closing date - 12th February 2023
Interview date - 27th February 2023

This post will be subject to a DBS check. 

Do you have previous experience working in a customer facing role in a social housing environment?  If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

Winchester City Council is looking for a Homeownership Officer who will support the Homeownership Services Manager to provide a professional housing management service to the Authorities homeownership portfolio ensuring obligations of the leases/transfers and the statutory obligations of the applicable Acts are met.

Key Responsibilities:

The key responsibilities of a Homeownership Officer include, but are not limited to:

  • First point of contact for RTB applicants, shared owners, leaseholders, Partnered Home Purchase, Assured Short hold Tenants and freeholders
  • To be responsible for processing notice of charge, notice of assignment, deed of covenant and applications for landlord's consent
  • Preparing responses to pre-assignment and re-mortgage enquiries and the administration of completion statements ensuring that service charge revenue is secured
  • Calculate S125 service charge and improvement costs for all new RTB sales for approval by the Homeownership Services Manager.
  • To generate, calculate and process direct debits and accounting adjustments for homeownership accounts on Orchard and process any unpaid direct debits in line with set policies and procedures
  • Process lease extensions and liaise with valuers and both external and internal solicitors
  • Assist the Homeownership Services Manager in the annual calculation of estimated and actual service charges
  • To undertake day to day administration for homeownership management as required
  • To issue annual notices and market valuations for all shared ownership and leasehold properties in line with current legislation
  • To assist with the implementation and management of policies and procedures for homeownership services

The Company

Winchester City Council manages a wide variety of services. We have responsibility for planning, housing, waste collection, Council Tax and Business Rates collection, leisure services, tourism, benefits administration and many more services.

The Benefits

  • Employer paid health cash plan
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for cars and bikes
  • Casual car user allowance
  • Discounts at a range of major high street brands and the two leisure centres in the district
  • 25 days annual leave per year (pro rata) rising to 32 days - dependent on length of service
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 13 days additional flexi leave per year (subject to operational requirements)
  • Option to buy up to 5 days additional annual leave
  • Free parking (subject to contract)
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Support for continuous professional development

The Person

The key skills and qualities of a Homeownership Officer are:

  • Professional Certificate and or Diploma in Housing or equivalent qualification.
  • Educated to A Level standard (or equivalent)
  • Excellent written and numeracy skills
  • At least two years’ experience working in a customer facing role
  • At least two years’ experience working in a social housing environment
  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the post 

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