Housing Register Assessment Officer

£24,765 per annum
Sutton SM1

The Position

We have a new and exciting opportunity to join our company as a Housing Register Assessment Officer.

Do you enjoy supporting others and are you confident in dealing with members of the public in an empathetic way on the telephone and in person? Are you highly motivated with good I.T skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines?

If you can answer yes to these questions then this is the role for you. You will be working alongside colleagues in the Access and Support and Advice and Prevention Teams within the Housing service to ensure applicants’ housing register applications are correctly assessed with the minimum of delay.

The Person

You will be communicating in person, by telephone and in writing with colleagues, clients, internal and external partners, and third parties to gather all the information you need to accurately assess applications for housing in the borough of Sutton.

You will be highly organised, be able to multitask, appreciate diversity and be goal oriented. You will need to go above and beyond to support clients, in addition to working with colleagues to achieve team goals

You will be working in a busy frontline service with highly motivated colleagues who are helpful and welcoming with a strong work and team ethic.

This is a full time (36 hours per week) post. There is an annual leave entitlement of 23 days plus Bank Holidays.

The Organisation

Encompass is a local authority trading company wholly owned by the London Borough of Sutton. We deliver a wide range of services including Advice and Information, Homelessness Prevention, Choice Based Lettings, Landlord Services, Support Brokerage, Shared Lives, Business Development and Support, and Digital Innovation.

As an Encompass employee you will be able to access a number of benefits including:

  • Opportunity for flexible working
  • Annual leave entitlement of 23 days plus Bank Holidays
  • Ability to purchase annual leave
  • A range of benefits, including discounts from a number of retailers and services

Additional information

All post holders must have the right to work in the UK and will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service check as well as other employment clearances.

Details of interviews

We will be shortlisting periodically throughout the month. If you are shortlisted you will be invited to a face to face interview and work based test.

How to apply

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification, you can then apply online by clicking the button below and completing the application form, which will require you to fill out your details and complete a supporting statement addressing the points on the Person Specification.

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