Housing Options Advisor (Duty Officer)

Employer: Tunbridge Wells BC
Close date: Wednesday 16/10/2019

Do you have experience of working in the field of homelessness and housing advice? Are you proactive, empathetic and organised? The Housing team at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is looking for a part time Housing Options Adviser to join their busy team delivering help to local residents facing homelessness. This role will be based mainly at the Gateway offices, and you will be responsible for providing initial advice and help to customers who are homeless that day, or are due to become homeless very soon. You will be doing what you can to prevent their customers from losing their homes, which will involve speaking to family, friends and landlords to try and help them keep their current accommodation. Where this isn’t possible, you may be arranging emergency accommodation for customers who qualify for this from the Council. You will also be assisting customers to look for privately rented accommodation, including contacting letting agents and private landlords. This role is 27 hours per week, a part time position, on a permanent contract. Successful applicants will be invited for interview on 24th October 2019.

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Area Manager

Employer: Ashford Borough Council
Close date: Monday 21/10/2019

Ashford Borough Council are recruiting an experienced housing Area Manger to work within their Neighbourhood Management team, who are responsible for delivering a range of estate-based services to tenants and residents.  The successful candidate will work as part of a team of Area Managers delivering housing management and patch management processes and out-turns; and will liaise with tenants and residents to promote community cohesion and engagement.  For this role you will need to have experience of working within a housing service for a local authority or a housing management focused organisation.  You should also have an understanding of housing related legislation including anti-social behaviour and welfare rights. You will be responsible for delivering the day to day income arrears management ensuring welfare and debt management is provided for tenants, liaising with internal and external partners where necessary. The salary is up to £28,857 pa plus lease car subsidy or cash alternative of £2,080 pa, salary is dependant upon experience.  This is a permanent full time position at 37 hours per week, and is based in Ashford, Kent.

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Board Member (Non-Executive Director)

Employer: Gravesend Churches Housing Association
Close date: Monday 21/10/2019

GCHA is a small independent registered provider of social housing operating in Gravesham, Dartford and Maidstone. They are seeking a new Non-Executive Director with close links to the local area and community and they encourage applications from all, whatever your background. You do not need to have housing experience and this may be your first Non-Executive position, but you will bring a passion for people and a desire to make a real difference to the lives of their residents and everyone living in their neighbourhoods. The successful candidates will work with the Chair and other Directors to develop the association’s strategy and direction. The Board meet in the evenings, six times a year and hold at least one strategy away-day which you would be expected to attend. If you think you have the skills and experience to help shape our future then please email your CV together with a supporting statement to Emily Weller, Office and Governance Manager at

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Development Manager (Projects)

Employer: MHS Homes
Close date: Sunday 03/11/2019

MHS Homes are seeking a full time or part time Development Manager who will take a caseload of projects from contract agreement to practical completion. They have several exciting large new projects in North Kent and a programme of 300 new homes a year. You’ll have the opportunity to learn a lot in this dynamic organisation and work on a wide variety of projects from market rent, affordable and social rent, and shared ownership across regen, s106 and land led schemes.  Pay scales are benchmarked regularly so they offer competitive salaries. Flexible working hours can be agreed by arrangement; you'll need to be able to work a minimum of 28 hours per week, their team is friendly and cohesive with Sales and Aftercare combined. This is a permanent role based in Chatham, Kent at 37 hours per week. Successful applicants will be invited for interview week commencing the 14th November 2019.

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