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Deputy Area Housing Manager

The Role

Our housing management division has a reputation for high quality and innovative services efficiently provided to our leaseholders and tenants. Located within central area team, a vacancy has arisen for a reliable, hard-working and enthusiastic deputy area housing manager.

You will be responsible for the provision of an effective housing management service to approximately 7000 tenants and leaseholders in the Putney area.  You will primarily be responsible for the operational managemet of the office and the day to day running of the services. You will take the lead on leasehold management issues and cases of disrepair, and deputise for the area housing manager in her absence. You must have a keen eye for detail and have the ability to work on your own initiative. You will need strong management skills, experience of dealing with complex housing management issues, and a good knowledge of housing legislation.  

If you have the qualities and experience required together with an understanding of the council’s equal opportunities policy and a firm commitment to the principles of customer care and best value, then this position presents an ideal opportunity to develop your skills further.

Successful applicants will be invited to a test and interview.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include 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 opportunities are also offered.

Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday 7th July 2019

Shortlisting Date: Monday 22nd July 2019

Interview Date: Monday 12th August 2019

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.

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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