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- Specialism: Housing & Property Services
- Sector: Social Housing, Local Government and Charities
- Roles: All levels
- Location: North West
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Congleton, Cheshire | Contract/Interim
Tenancy Sustainment Officer Cheshire Full time, Temporary £Competitive Do you have experience in managing a caseload and sustaining tenancies? Our client, an organisation in Cheshire is looking for Tenancy Sustainment Officers to provide support to their residents. As the Tenancy Sustainment Officer you will be responsible for providing housing management and tenancy sustainment services, alongside other duties as listed below. Key responsibilities of the Tenancy Sustainment Officer Delivering an outstanding housing services to vulnerable residents Working within the organisations aims and objectives to deliver a customer focussed service Co-ordinating tenancy management and rent collections to ensure all housing management income is collected effectively Delivering a fair process of applications, carrying out relevant background checks and allocating properties in a professionally and efficient way Ensuring supported accommodation is available for use, minimising void turnaround times Managing all H&S and property standards and working effectively as a team to ensure they are maintained Creating effective relationships with colleagues and external agencies to contribute towards the organisations values, culture and ethos Required skills and experience of the Tenancy Sustainment Officer: Previous experience within an tenancy sustainment role or position within a supported housing environment Experience of working with vulnerable or challenging adults Valid driving licence and access to own transport Enhanced DBS If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Tenancy Sustainment role, please apply now, or contact Tiffany Biddle at Sellick Partnership. Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice on our website.
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire | Contract/Interim
£200 - £250 per day
Housing Allocations Manager Milton Keynes / Home based Full time, Temp with an opportunity to go Perm We are working with a Milton Keynes based organisation who is currently seeking a highly experienced Housing Allocations Manager. The role will be offered on a temporary, full time contract. Purpose of role: To allocate properties and make nominations to registered providers in line with the clients Allocation policy and enable tenants to move in accordance with national mobility schemes. Key Responsibilities Lead and develop a team of professionals to provide an effective allocations service including statutory responsibilities for the allocations scheme and housing register Responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of the Choice Based Lettings scheme and housing register, ensuring the fair allocation of secure housing, nominations to registered providers, mobility schemes and other housing options in line with national regulations and guidance Provide advice and information in relation to accessing council property and other options Work alongside partners including registered providers, sub-regional partners and other council services to ensure integrated and effective rehousing services in the borough Provide advice and support to vulnerable tenants and those affected by Welfare Reform to sustain their tenancies. Work closely with the Housing Delivery Service to ensure the delivery of successful and sustainable schemes ensuring the smooth handover of schemes to housing management and minimising the period between handover and lettings. Responsible for regular monitoring, collation and timely submission of reports. Ensuring local and statutory returns, CORE returns, performance indicators and customer service standards are met. Responsible for the delivery of the service within budget and produce periodic budget monitoring information Deputise for the Head of Service for matters relating to allocations as necessary Be responsible for the direct line management of staff, carrying out all aspects of staff management including recruitment and induction, having regular 121s, evaluating training needs and providing training as necessary Manage and co-ordinate the work of the Allocations Team, delivering a customer focussed service providing all functions related to property allocation to ensure the fair and efficient allocation of secure housing options Review monthly housing need for all reasonable preference categories on the Housing Register To support the Director and the Head of Service to develop the Clients strategy, policies and procedures in relation to all matters connected with housing allocations, housing advice and managing the housing register The successful candidate will be able to work from home and provided access to log on to the organisations systems remotely Experience within a similar capacity is essential. Please apply now for an immediate start
Bury, Greater Manchester | Contract/Interim
Housing Officer Temporary Bury Housing Officer required to join a public sector organisation in Bury. My client is looking for an enthusiastic individual who is an experienced Housing Officer to join their team on a temporary basis. Key responsibilities of the Housing Officer: Working across income, allocations and housing management Providing advice and information to new and existing customers Sustaining and supporting tenancies Conducting risk-based tenancy reviews Maximising income Dealing with rent recovery Required skills and experience of the Housing Officer: DBS A full clean UK Driving License If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Housing Officer role, please apply now, or contact Tiffany Biddle at Sellick Partnership. Disclaimer: Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.
Stevenage, Hertfordshire | Contract/Interim
Housing and Investment Project Manager Full time Temporary £22 per hour Our client, a leading Housing Association in Hertfordshire is seeking a Project Manager to join their team on a full time, temporary basis. Job Purpose: To ensure that all relevant goals in the project are met, be responsible for the successful procurement, planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure of a project or projects. Work closely with all partners and stakeholders such as Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, Service Providers / Contractors and Residents, and line managing the Clerk of Works allocated to this post. Responsibilities for this role include; Staff Management - Responsible for the Clerk of Works and any other staff allocated to the post numbers dictated by the number and type of projects being managed at any one time. Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) - Setting and ensuring the KPI's contained within the contract are being met and adhered to. Ensuring that control measures are in place to address deficiencies in compliance with the KPI's. Request and implement certificate adjustments as required by the terms of the contract where KPI's have an impact on the sums payable. Budget Management - Responsible for the budget currently in excess of £500k per annum by financial planning and monitoring of the project. To avoid over spending by regular forecasting, keeping the partnering team and the councils managers informed of forecasts and any changes, establishing actual costs for both Provisional, Contingency and works using Prime Cost sums, unplanned construction work or resources which may be needed, and keeping sufficient sums set-aside for this. Certifying valuations and ensuring payments are made to the service provider / contractor in accordance with the contract terms. Arranging and chairing meetings and ensuring that all stakeholders are aware of the project's progress. Keeping minutes, setting SMART targets and reviewing progress against these targets. Managing the flow of external communications with the councils Communications and marketing team. Managing and resolving complaints and addressing them through the council's complaints process as required. Ensuring that tasks are delegated effectively to consultants, managed and support staff and ensure they remain motivated to complete the project/s to a high standard. Construction knowledge - At times of uncertainty the project manager will be relied upon for their superior knowledge of the industry and specific problems. They will provide guidance to service providers, and instruction to the contractor under the relevant forms of contract. Value for money (VFM) - The PM will be required to work with Service Providers / Contractors and Quantity Surveyors to construct and validate the basket rates for commonly used products and individual areas of work and where this is not possible for work divided into smaller areas the PM will work with the Service Providers to construct schedules of rates. The PM will be expected to demonstrate that during the life of the programme VFM is being achieved by ensuring market testing and other processes are being used to improve costs without impacting on quality and delivery. Time and Cost estimates - The PM will be required to produce time and cost estimates for work not specifically described within the contract when required and will be used in negotiations with the Service Provider / Contractor. Quality - The PM will be required to work closely with their Clerk of Works to ensure the quality of the materials and workmanship being delivered is in accordance with the clients' wishes and as set out in the contract documents. Risk - The PM will be required to keep a risk register and review / analyse this with the Service Provider / Contractor ensuring the partnership has strategies in place to manage risks and other Issues. Defects and Guarantees: The role requires the PM to address all defects identified during the contract term and those identified after. Including design and latent defects and will involve liaising with all necessary parties to resolve any faults identified. The PM is also required to ensure that all guarantees from service providers, installers, suppliers of materials, and insurance companies are in place at project completion, and available for use should they be required. Other - The role requires a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflicts, as well as more general management skills. The successful candidate will have managed a home's contract before and gained experience in managing site staff, successfully negotiating with managed contractors and have done this role in a local authority, RSL or large public or private sector landlord. Apply now for immediate start
The housing sector like many others has been affected by the current Coronavirus Pandemic. This has meant that professionals within the sector have found themselves either working less hours or out of work for the first time in years. We are having regular conversations with tradespeople and housing staff who are understandably worried about the situation and looking for advice on what they can do to prepare themselves for when the sector returns to normal. Here are our top tips on what you can be doing now to prepare yourself for when things return to some degree of normality. Get your DBS application in A DBS check can take 6-8 weeks to come through, so use this time wisely and get your application in if you need to. This will really improve your chances of securing work when the sector returns to normal. Complete online training courses We are advising many of our clients to work on their skills while spending more time at home. Sticking to a routine and keeping your brain active will be vital to staying motivated. Online training courses including Trades Asbestos Awareness, Manual Handling and Working at Heights are all beneficial and will help set you apart from other candidates in the market. Get yourself on LinkedIn LinkedIn is fast becoming a hub for housing professionals so use this time to get connected. Whether you work in skilled trades, supported housing or housing management, LinkedIn is a great place to network, share experiences and work on your personal brand during this time. Sign up for job alerts and speak to recruiters If you rely on contract work, or have found yourself without a job, use this time to sign up for relevant job alerts and speak to recruitment professionals in your market. Although there may not be as many open vacancies, some organisations are hiring, and recruiters will be able to let you know of anything with the clients they work with during this time. We are still finding that there is a need within some organisations, especially those who support vulnerable people. Our continuing conversations with clients also mean we’d be able to give you informed advice about what needs will arise in the coming weeks Ensure you are compliant This is also a great time to ensure your compliance checks are all completed. Making sure you are fully compliant now will mean you can hit the ground running straight away when a role comes in, making you a more attractive candidate – especially if the organisations needs assistance urgently. Get yourself interview ready If you have found yourself out of work, you should use this time to work on your CV and brush up on your interview skills. Recruiters can help here and will happily offer advice and hold mock video interviews to help get you ready. Whatever you do during this time, it is important to stay positive. The sector will return to normal, and when it does there will likely be plenty of work to go around. So, if you are currently out of work, or find yourself at home with nothing to do, use this time wisely and set yourself up to be very busy when we get through the current pandemic. Can we help? If you still have questions, or need a hand, our team would be more than happy to help. Get in touch with our specialist Housing Consultants today.
The housing & property services sector is vast, and most of us will have needed, worked with or be associated with someone that works in in. For that reason, we will all likely have some thoughts and have an opinion on it. But what is the general perception of the sector as a whole? This is something the team at Sellick Partnership are extremely passionate about. As a recruiter working in the sector we often hear strong views of what people think about everything from earning potential and career opportunities to discrimination and the diverse makeup of the sector. These views range from people to people, and sector to sector, and I am always very interested in hearing what people think about the opportunities within trades specifically, but also what people think about the sector as a whole. But what do people really think? To find out we have recently launched a national survey asking trades people, housing employees and the general public to offer their thoughts on the sector and what opportunities it offers. The survey is aimed at anyone, and we hope it will give us an interesting insight into what people think about how bustling housing & property services sector. Full results of the survey will be released in a range of content later in the year. If you would like to take part in our survey and be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher, please follow the link. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/S57JCT6
This year Sellick Partnership are sponsoring the Repairs and Maintenance Provider of the Year category at the 24housing Awards. This is one of the main areas we recruit into so we have a real in-depth knowledge of the sector and the struggle providers in this space regularly come up against. In this article Housing recruitment specialist Katy Whitehead takes a closer look at the repairs and maintenance sector and how providers in this space offer a valuable service to the housing & property services sector as a whole. The 2019 24housing Awards shortlist has been announced and there are eight incredible Repairs & Maintenance companies up for the Repairs and Maintenance Provider of the Year Awards that we are sponsoring this year. The eight lucky businesses are: Dunedin Canmore Property Services Homes for Haringey Metro Rod Orwell Housing Association Plentific STAR Housing Stockport Homes T Gilmartin Ltd Each of these businesses provides an invaluable service to housing & property services organisations across the UK. In this blog I take a look at what these providers do and give my thoughts on why I feel they are a vital resource for housing associations across the UK. What are repairs and maintenance providers? Repairs and Maintenance Providers provide property services contractors to Housing Associations and Local Authorities when needed for specific projects or ad-hoc jobs. They manage the contracts as well as the contractors working on the jobs. Housing associations spend on average up to £3.5 billion a year on repairs and need a reliable and trustworthy partner that can see through the repairs quickly and efficiently. This makes repairs and maintenance providers a key priority for tenants and central to the success of housing associations. What do repairs and maintenance providers offer Housing Associations? By using a repairs and maintenance provider housing associations can be rest assured they will receive a quick, quality and cost effective service each and every time. Generally most providers in this space will be able to make repairs and attend to issues quickly, and will always send qualified and highly experienced contractors. This means that housing associations do not have to worry about finding a contractor that will get the job done, often saving a great deal of time and avoiding any time delays or worrying that the job will not be completed to a high enough standard. There is also a great deal less administration and processes for Housing Associations as this will all be dealt with by the contractor. What is the benefit of using a repairs and maintenance provider? One major benefit of using a repairs and maintenance provider is the flexibility they give to housing associations. Housing associations can choose when and where they need additional staff without signing up to any long-term contracts with candidates with the relevant skills needed at the time. This goes for any number of contractors that may be needed. For an example, an urgent job might arise that needs multiple contractors at short notice. A repairs & maintenance provider will be able to source the talent that is needed and organise logistics to ensure the job is completed in a costly and timely manner. Through using a provider housing associations can also specify the duration and type of contract that they need for the job and can pick from wide range of contractors to suit the contract. Hiring contractors can also be very time consuming, but utilising the services of a repairs and maintenance provider can reduce this time significantly. Not only will the provider complete all the administrative tasks associated with the job, they will also complete all payroll related tasks including PAYE and National Insurance, giving housing associations peace of mind. Providers such as these also give housing associations confidence that the job will be completed to a high standard and within the agreed timescales and budget. The contracts are also guaranteed to be managed by professionals in that field, giving housing associations additional peace of mind. What next?... If you would like more information on what a repairs and maintenance provider could do for you please feel free to get in touch with myself, or one of the 24housing finalists today. Alternatively, you can check out our latest live housing & property services jobs here.