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Allocations and Mobility Officer

The Role

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.

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 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) annualised hours, and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday 16th August 2020.

Shortlisting Date: W/C 17th August 2020

Interview Date: 25th & 27th August 2020

Useful Information:

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.

For an informal discussion please contact Gavin Milligan, Allocations Manager on extension 6806 or Alexandra Walsh, Deputy Allocations Manager on extension 8852

Please apply on-line at   jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

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.

Important Information:

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

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