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Housing Officer

About Us

Carey Gardens Estate is made up of 403 properties: a mixture of tenanted, leasehold, and sheltered properties. It is based in the Queenstown Ward of Battersea, London. The Carey Gardens Co-operative was established in 1993. We have a management agreement with Wandsworth Council to provide a housing management service to the residents of Carey Gardens Estate. The management committee who are responsible for leading the direction of the Co-op, managing the finances, and employing the staff currently comprises of 10 residents. They work on a voluntary basis to make key decisions on the management of the estate. The day to day running of the Co-operative is undertaken by a dedicated team of staff based in an office, situated on Carey Gardens estate. Our aim is to provide outstanding housing and support in accordance with the needs and priorities of our residents. We strive to maintain excellent service delivery and enhance community cohesion by engaging with our residents to make a difference.

The Role

We currently have an opportunity for a Housing Officer. The purpose of this role is to work within a supportive team dealing with the day-to-day maintenance and management of our housing stock. This is a varied and challenging role which requires a significant amount of contact with members of the public and partnering agencies. As part of our small team, you will help to provide a wide range of housing management services including repairs and maintenance, tenancy and leasehold management and dealing with anti-social behaviour matters. You will liaise with residents as well as contractors and other service providers, raise work orders and monitor repairs through to completion as well as managing casework and general estate management duties including health and safety checks. Please refer to the Job description and Person specification to see if this sounds like a role you feel able to fulfil.

The Benefits

In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer:

• Generous annual leave allowance of 28 days per year, inclusive of statutory bank holidays, rising to 33 days with service

• Starting salary of £32,427 pa for a 35 hour a week contract

• Regular support from your line manager and colleagues

• Ongoing professional development and support to deliver outstanding service

• Workplace pension scheme

Please send the completed application form to: admin@careygardens.co.uk

Please use the supplementary information section on the application form to demonstrate how you meet the person specification, using a separate sheet if necessary.

 

 

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