Housing & Tenancy Support Services for vulnerable people in Gainsborough

Are you a passionate, energetic, and inspirational individual who can make a tangible difference?

HOUSING OFFICER – GRADE 3

We are a local charity with services across Lincoln and Gainsborough supporting vulnerable young people and adults to change lives, building stronger communities, and generating independence. 

LEAP works tirelessly to support homeless people to recover from their personal issues and break down the barriers that they face.  Homelessness is much more than just a housing issue, so we provide a range of accommodation and support services to help people reach their full potential.

Our aim is to inspire those we accommodate to embrace new opportunities and to be the very best they can.  Through a person-centred support framework, we enable vulnerable people to have new experiences, develop skills to become independent and to make a positive contribution to society.

If you are the right person, you will discover a group of incredible people who all work hard together to provide safe and secure accommodation for those who need it. We will also invest in training you through the Chartered Institute of Housing to gain a qualification and expert knowledge and skills in the housing sector.

As a Housing Officer, you will assist allocated clients to identify and work towards individual goals consistent with sustaining a tenancy in supported housing.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Ensuring that clients have access to specialist services as required, utilising both internal and external resources
  • Managing a caseload of clients, building good and trusting relationships, supporting each person to achieve their full potential
  • Monitor and manage the day to day running of a range of accommodation and property standards
  • Monitor and manage the sustainment of tenure for individuals to minimise evictions and reduce homelessness
  • Maintaining constructive working relationships with other service providers, neighbours, and community groups
  • Ensuring a safe and secure environment for everyone who lives or works in, or visits our projects

Applicants must be self-motivated, reliable, and dedicated to our aims and ethos. A full driving licence, business insurance and access to a vehicle is essential along with a willingness to provide some Out of Hours services and be willing to work some unsociable hours.

Salary scale £19,465 to £20,255 plus allowances

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 13th December 2020

Interviews will take place 7th and 8th January 2021

LEAP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults. It is important to note that we are required to contact all previous employers that involved you working with young people and/or vulnerable adults in order to ascertain the reason for your leaving that employment.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be required for this position.

In accordance with Part 7 of the immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Visit the job vacancy section of our website at www.leap.uk.com for full details of the post and an application form or call us on 01522 563530.

 Please note that we do not accept CV’s.

Vacancy: Housing Officer (Grade 3) – Lincolnshire Employment Accommodation Project