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Voids Co-Ordinator

The Role

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be an integral member of a very successful team who are working together to maintain a high performing lettings service across both boroughs.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the Councils’ re-letting service for both permanent and temporary accommodation. This role is primarily responsible for the monitoring of Council’s vacancies and any other accommodation resource available the Council. It is a key role as the officer has to ensure efficient re-letting of Councils’ resources in order to minimise the time a property remains empty.   The post is also responsible for ensuring the re-letting of the properties offered by registered social providers for the Council’s nomination

A key role is to ensure that vacancies are let as effectively and efficiently in a customer facing service. The post holder will be responsible for creating and maintaining all statistical and performance information relating to the re-letting of properties, temporary accommodation as well as devising and implementing any service improvement to enhance the re-letting service, as well as ensuring value for the Councils.

You will be working within the allocation team and will be dealing primarily with the Council’s temporary accommodation team, Richmond Housing Partnership, area housing teams, the OT department and other registered providers.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include 36 hour working week (Full Time) (Monday- Friday – flexible working can be considered) working from home (depending on service needs) and a generous holiday allowance, 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits 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.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday, 27th January 2019

Shortlisting Date: w/c 28th January 2019

Interview Date: w/c 4th February 2019

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

Equality Statement

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 pleased to be Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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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