Rent Advisory Role 6MC

Recruiter
Page Personnel Finance
Location
Bracknell
Salary
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Posted
13 Jun 2019
Closes
24 Jun 2019
Sectors
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Due to a restructure we are looking to recruit a 6 month fixed term contract for a housing association in Bracknell.
This role would suit someone who is a good listener and always patient, who enjoys helping people, and has ideally worked in local authority or a council or benefits support role before.
Client Details
A leading housing association responsible for 6500 properties in the Berkshire area, providing housing and support to the more vulnerable members of society.
Focused on compassion and care, this is a fantastic place to work with a fun and friendly team and excellent offices with all the facilities you need.
Description
Working in a wider team of 12, alongside one other you will be responsible for supporting tenants in some 3500 properties in the Berkshire area.
This is an advisory role so you you will work alongside one other advisor to advise tenants on rent, budgeting and benefit entitlement.
Duties will include:
Helping you solve any benefit problems the tenants may be having.
Making sure tenants are claiming all the benefits that they are entitled to.
Explaining any changes to the benefit system and how these will affect tenants
Help tenants challenge any decisions to stop your benefits.
Assist with benefits appeals through to a tribunal hearing.
As some of the tenants are vulnerable adults with disabilities or are elderly, you are often required to go out and meet them in their homes, so you must be a car owner and driver, so please do not apply for this role if you don't have a car!

Profile
Driving licence and own car essential
Available to start and commit to a 6 month contract
Previous experience of working housing support, benefits advisory or LEA would be ideal
Strong listening skills, empathy and patience.
A good team player!
Job Offer
Parking on site and a 20 minute walk (or 10 minute bus ride) from Bracknell station
8.30 - 17.00 1 hour for lunch, 37.5 hour week
Modern open plan offices and break out area
Established management and supportive team
25 days holiday plus bank holidays

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