Project Coordinator (Housing) MEAR65305

Recruiter
Mears
Location
Luton, Bedfordshire
Salary
Salary £22,000 - £24,000
Posted
05 Jun 2018
Closes
03 Jul 2018
Ref
MEAR65305
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Here at Mears Group our vision is to make a positive difference to the communities we serve.

Mears Housing Management is a fast-growing business within the Group and currently manages over 10,500 units across the UK.

An excellent opportunity has now arisen for a Project Coordinator to join us in Luton on a full time, permanent basis. Within this role, you will provide a comprehensive, effective and varied housing service to residents within Luton, in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures.

Moving in tenants to properties and demonstrating how to use the equipment in the property, you will arrange follow up settling-in visits and will make sure that each managed property is inspected as per the inspection cycle.

You will also be responsible for assisting the Income Collections Officer to manage the level of rent arrears. This will include regular monitoring of accounts, generation of correspondence, carrying out home visits, collecting rent and top ups, agreeing repayment methods and serving legal notices.

In addition, you will also ensure effective collection of former rent arrears and will investigate, collect information and report on any incidents of nuisance or antisocial behaviour, whilst ensuring appropriate action is taken for any breaches of the tenancy agreement.

In order to be successful in this role, it is essential that candidates have a good level of general education to GCSE standard coupled with previous experience in a similar role; supporting vulnerable people within social housing.

With excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you will be motivated, able to use your own initiative and have the ability to stay calm under pressure.

Strong IT skills (Word and Excel) are also important along with excellent negotiating or organisational skills.

Although not essential, a relevant professional qualification would be advantageous.

Due to the nature of this role, it is essential that you possess a full UK driving licence and are willing to undertake a DBS check. Some weekend working will also be required.

Please refer to the full job description upon applying

Once you join the family, you'll have online access to a range of voluntary and flexible benefits, including...

  • Training and development
  • Mears Advantage - Allowing you to save money on everything from weekly groceries, to your annual family holiday
  • Mears Assist - A confidential hotline open to all colleagues, providing support on a wide range of personal and work-related issues.
  • Long service and additional holiday leave - Colleagues who stay for a period of time at Mears are rewarded for their service.

Mears Group PLC and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunities Employers

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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