Private Rented Sector Tenancy Sustainment Officer

  • Job Reference: 00262834-1
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2021
  • Employer: Cambridge City Council
  • Website: http://www.cambridge.gov.uk
  • Location: Cambridge - Mandela House, Cambridge and Surrounding Districts and Home Working
  • Remote Working: Temporarily remote due to COVID-19
  • Salary: £25,991 to £29,577
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Fixed Term - 12 months

Job Description

PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR TENANCY SUSTAINMENT OFFICER (Fixed Term)

Hours:                                         37 per week

Contract:                                     Fixed Term for 12 Months

Salary:                                        £25,991 - £29,577 per annum (City Pay Band 4)

Location:                                    Mandela House, Cambridge and Surrounding Districts and Home Working

Closing Date:                              12 noon, 23rd June 2021

Interviews:                                  Thursday 1st or Friday 2nd July 2021

We’re looking for a creative and resilient individual to join our team on an initial 12-month fixed term. Providing support for people in private rented sector (PRS) tenancies, you will work with individuals who have experienced homelessness and rough sleeping, to help them sustain the accommodation that they have found.

The role is varied and will include assisting individuals with claiming state benefits, registering for local health services, seeking and sustaining employment, as well as ensuring that tenants keep up with rent payments and maintain relationships with the others in their accommodation.

We’re looking for someone who can build strong relationships with both individuals and their landlords. Coming to the role, you’ll have effective motivational skills, a good working knowledge of the private rented sector and the ability to create tailored support plans for PRS tenants. We would particularly welcome applications from those with previous experience of providing tenancy sustainment support, and/or from those with lived experience of homelessness.

In return we offer a competitive benefits package including family friendly policies, a generous annual leave allowance, and access to the highly valued Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

An Enhanced DBS is required for this role.

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Andy King:

Phone: 01223 457870

E-mail: andy.king@cambridge.gov.uk

To download an information pack or to make an application please visit: www.publicsectorjobseast.co.uk

To contact the Recruitment Team please email: recruitment@cambridge.gov.uk