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Senior Housing Advisor

Employer: Maidstone Borough Council
Close date: Sunday 25/02/2018

  Maidstone – Great people, great place, great opportunity An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Housing Advisor to join the busy Housing Advice Team at Maidstone Borough Council, on a full time permanent basis working 37 hours per week. With at least three years experience in the field of housing options and homelessness, or a housing related field, you will have the key skills and knowledge needed ensure that the council offers an excellent Housing Advice service and focus on early homelessness prevention. MBC are looking for a Senior Housing Advisor to provide guidance and support to the Housing Advisors responsible for preventing and relieving homelessness and carrying out the Council’s responsibilities to customers who are homeless or threatened with homelessness under its statutory duties.  You will be responsible for supervising and monitoring the performance of theHousing Advisors and Housing Assistants and collating the data for monthly performance indicators. You will also participate in our duty rota system for interviewing customers to ensure its effective operation, and co-ordinate the Housing Advisors and Housing Assistants to provide suitable office cover at all times. With the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 in April, your role will include undertaking formal reviews of decisions made under our homeless prevention and relief duties. You will be experienced in investigating the circumstances of customers who approach the Council for advice due to homelessness and an ability to communicate clearly with landlords and other accommodation providers, support agencies and other professionals involved with the customer. An ability to write detailed, robust and legally sound decision letters in accordance with the relevant legislation is essential, as is a commitment to provide an excellent service to all groups of the community. The Council considers this to be a customer focused role and the ability to converse at ease with customers adapting communication style to suit differing audiences and provide advice in accurate spoken English is fundamental to the role. Maidstone Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employee and volunteers to share this commitment. Working in Maidstone you’ll also be less than an hour from London by train and have all that Kent can offer at your fingertips. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your skills and experience within an organisation that prides itself on supporting its staff.  For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Stuart Clifton, Housing Advice Manager on 01622 602583 Interview Date: Thursday 8th March 2018  

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Customer Service Advisor (1 Year)

Employer: Town & Country Housing Group
Close date: Monday 26/02/2018

Town & Country Housing Group have a current vacancy for a Customer Service Advisor, this is a fixed term contract for one year and is a full time role at 37 hours per week, based in Tunbridge Wells. TCHG have an exciting opportunity for a Customer Service Advisor to join their friendly and supportive team.  Working in a busy environment you will be the first point of contact for their customers. Responsibilities include taking telephone calls, responding to emails and letters and ensuring customer satisfaction in line with their service strategy. For this role you should demonstrate a strong customer service background and excellent communication skills are essential. A knowledge of housing issues and clear writing skills would be beneficial. Applications must be submitted by 12 Noon on the closing date.

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Community Investment Manager

Employer: Town & Country Housing Group
Close date: Friday 02/03/2018

Town & Country Housing Group have an exciting opportunity for a Community Investment Manager who will develop and deliver strategic partnership projects. The projects focus on supporting our customers and enabling them to sustain their tenancies, thereby delivering financial security and social mobility. The role will have considerable influence to shape services and deliver positive change, both within the group and elsewhere. The ability to innovate is an absolute must.   The role is full time at 37 hours per week, is based at Womenswold near Canterbury and is a term time only contract. The ideal candidate will have:
  •  Demonstrable experience of developing, delivering and leading outcome focused strategic partnership   projects;
  • A good knowledge of the key issues around employment, skills and training;
  • Good experience of initiating, developing and managing programmes, across a wide geographical area and with multiple stakeholders;Knowledge of community-orientated research methods, including evaluation/monitoring techniques.
Applications must be received by 12 noon on the closing date. Successful applicants will be invited for interview week commencing 12th March.    

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Housing Operations Manager (Housing Options and Private Sector)

Employer: Ashford Borough Council
Close date: Sunday 04/03/2018

Ashford Borough Council are looking for a key member to join their Senior Housing Management team. You’ll be committed to delivering a high quality service, responding to the ever-changing housing agenda and developing the aims of our Housing and Homelessness Strategies.  The role manages the council’s housing options and private sector housing teams, so if you can demonstrate considerable experience in providing strategic and operational leadership in these disciplines then Ashford BC want to hear from you! Key elements of the role:
  • Managing specific operational and strategic portfolios
  • To identify and implement strategies that maximise the funding streams available to us, as well as embracing the commercial focus we now adopt
  • Performance monitoring and reporting, identifying best practice and driving a culture of continuous improvement
  • Managing and monitoring the performance of external contracts, which support the delivery of housing options and private sector housing

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Legal Executive

Employer: MHS Homes
Close date: Tuesday 06/03/2018

The Legal Executive will report to the Assistant Director of Governance & Compliance and is a full time permanent role with MHS Homes, at 37 hours per week, based in Chatham. Key duties will include;
  • Responding to and actioning requests about land purchases, Shared Ownership, Right to Acquire and Right to Buy issues;
  • Providing reports and statistics for legal activities;
  • Instructing Solicitors, as required;
  • Managing the Legislation Register, Assets & Liabilities Registers and Sealing Register.
You will also advise and comment on contracts and legal documents, and maintain and develop legal records for property assets.  MHS Homes offer a competitive salary and generous benefits package, including an annual bonus scheme, 28 days holiday entitlement and flexible benefits scheme. Successful applicants will be invited for interview week commencing 11th March 2018.

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Senior Assistant Accountant – Treasury

Employer: Town & Country Housing Group
Close date: Wednesday 07/03/2018

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Assistant Accountant looking to gain more experience to join the TCHG Finance Team. In this role you will be supporting the Head of Business Analysis in managing the Group’s Treasury function.  Providing support and assisting the control of the Group’s bank accounts. The ideal candidate will be AAT/ACCA qualified or part qualified with a high degree of numeracy and demonstrable experience of developing skills and knowledge within previous roles. This is a one year fixed term contract based in Tunbridge Wells, at 37 hours per week working Monday to Friday. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview week commencing 12th March.

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Systems Developer

Employer: Town & Country Housing Group
Close date: Thursday 08/03/2018

Town and Country Housing Group are looking to recruit a Systems Developer, this is due to their continued growth and expansion.  They are now seeking an experienced Systems Developer to join our ICT team on a permanent basis. You will be joining a small technical team where you will be responsible for taking a leading role in systems development, internal upgrade projects and process methodologies.  You will be involved in the development and maintenance of systems, evaluation and implementation of software packages, business analysis and assisting the ICT Business Systems Manager in other areas of ICT. Applications for this role should be submitted by 12 Noon on the closing date. This is a full time role based in Tunbridge Wells.

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Business Systems Manager

Employer: Town & Country Housing Group
Close date: Thursday 08/03/2018

Due to their continued growth and expansion, Town and Country Housing Group have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional person to join their ICT department during a period of transformation. TCHG have recently reviewed and re-shaped their excellent existing team, and are now looking for the right person to work closely with the Head of ICT to bring their working practices and interactions with tenants into the digital world, whilst continuously delivering the high standards of service that they pride themselves on. This role will lead the Development and Database Management team, ensuring it is high performing by managing and developing individuals within the team, as well as providing technical leadership on a range of bespoke software and Business Systems projects which will include technical design, software creation, testing and implementation. This is a full time role based in Tunbridge Wells. Applications for this role must be submitted by 12 Noon on the closing date.

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