Allocations Advisor / Social Housing

St Helens, Merseyside
20 Mar 2019
03 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Allocations Advisor / Social Housing
St Helens
Full Time- 37 hours per week
Temporary until end of September 2019

Our client is an ambitious and well-established housing group with deep roots in their three heartland areas of Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington.

One of the largest landlords in the North West, they have 1,500 staff, manage more than 37,000 homes, support around than 64,000 customers and invest at least £5m a year into local communities and life changing causes.

A social organisation with a commercial focus generating income to drive their activities and deliver lasting change, our client is at once landlord, property developer, commercial contractor and social entrepreneur.

The primary purpose of the role is to ensure that effective administration and implementation of the allocations service.  This includes processing applications, checking and making decisions on eligibility for housing, making nominations to registered providers who are members of Under One Roof and allocating homes via the Local Authority’s Allocations Policy.

This is an important role in which you will:

  • Administer the allocations policies on behalf of the Local Authorities to assist with their responsibility for rehousing in their respective boroughs, by making nominations to registered providers.
  • To administer the Allocations Policy using appropriate marketing methods to allocate homes
  • To work as part of a team with the main objective of delivering a successful allocations service
  • To provide support face to face, over the telephone or online, to customers who require assistance

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have experience and a proven track record of allocating properties via a digital system
  • Be confident to assess applications in line with the relevant policy to ensure customers’ needs are identified, prioritised accordingly and decisions made on eligibility criteria.
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and finish tasks
  • Excellent IT skills                                         

Great people share qualities our client values highly. They are problem-solvers, able to work well within a team. They are open, honest and committed to doing the right thing at all times, and they always look for ways to do things better, focused on making sure our client achieves their aims. If you can share our clients way of working, you’ll enjoy working with them.

In return, they offer a modern workplace that is challenging, supportive and gives you room to grow your skills – along with a package of benefits that shows how much they value your contribution and care about your wellbeing. 

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