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Accommodation and Lettings Officer (Allenview House)

Salary details: £10794 - £12647

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Organisation
Dorset Council
Location
Wimborne
Reference
61036770A
Occupational group
Housing
Salary details
£10,794.50 - £12,647.50
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term
Contact
Maria Byrne
Contact email
maria.byrne@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Contact telephone
Closing Date
09 August 2020 11:30 PM
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Accommodation and Lettings Officer

Fixed term until 31.03.2021 - Part time 18.50 hours per week

£10,794.50 - £12,647.50

Allenview House, Wimborne

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Housing Team as an Accommodation and Lettings Officer.

What you will be doing

You will be involved with managing and administering of temporary accommodation including managing voids and lettings, income management and tenancy management. This will include sign-ups, end of tenancy visits, monitoring and assistance with benefit claims, implementing move on strategies for our tenants, inputting tenant rents, and organising removals and storage. This role also encompasses administering the Councils’ choice based lettings scheme, including maintaining all necessary records, and nominating all properties available to the Council in line with the Dorset Home Choice Allocations Policy.


You will also be responsible for providing advice to Housing Register applicants and colleagues on matters relating to allocations, bidding, applications and interviewing where necessary. This may include housing register, choice based lettings, housing benefit, specialist housing providers, social housing providers, homeswapper, homebuy, shared ownership and mutual exchanges.

About you

You will have high standards of written and spoken communication and have a good level of numeracy, and IT skills including the use of databases, spreadsheets and all other Microsoft applications.

You will require a good understanding of the current Housing legislation and up to date knowledge of welfare benefits. You will need to be confident and self-motivated when dealing with the public and a wide range of stakeholders.

Working at Dorset Council

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity.

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services. 

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together.

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about

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Additional Information

This post has a significant travel requirement and you are contractually required to have a vehicle (or transport deemed to be suitable by the council) available for use as required.


This post requires you to have access to sensitive information and will be subject to a Basic Criminal Records Check. Please refer to our policy on the employment of ex-offenders for further information.

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