Project Officer - Local Letting Agency (Rapid Rehousing Pathway

Team: Housing Options
Grade: G scp 23 £26,999 - scp 27 £30.507
Contract: 12 Months Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 37 Per week
Essential: Car user full driving Licence required

The Role – Bolton Council has secured funding from the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHCLG) to tackle rough sleeping, through the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy.  Project Officer (Local Lettings Agency - Rapid Rehousing Pathway) (37hrs)  will play a lead role in delivering a Local Lettings Agency to maximise access to private rented accommodation for rough sleepers and other homeless people.  

You will work closely with partner agencies and private landlords to develop and deliver a co-ordinated response to improve access to private rented sector accommodation and work flexibly across the week to maximise engagement with private landlords.

About You – As Local Lettings Agency Project Officer you will:  have excellent communication skills, working effectively with landlords and tenants to sustain tenancies and respond to any disputes sensitively ensuring that successful outcomes are achieved;  skilled in negotiation, able to build trust and confidence with both landlords and people in need in order to increase access to private rented accommodation;  

To be able to demonstrate initiative, quickly assimilate information, demonstrate excellent project and time management skills and  an ability to plan and successfully deliver increased landlord take-up and improved access.

About Us –    An opportunity to work within a team committed to tackling rough sleeping and homelessness by positively affecting improvement in people’s lives. The role offers great variety and opportunities to work flexibly in delivering improved landlord take-up and increased access for homeless people to decent affordable private rented accommodation.

This challenging area of work will provide very tangible work satisfaction in achieving positive outcomes for people. Bolton Council is a great organisation to work for, being very focussed on working to improve the lives of all residents of the borough, in particular those experiencing greatest level of vulnerability and need.

This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as per the person specification.  

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority, giving you access to our service-related benefits.  

NB: The funding for this post is time limited to 12 months and as such is exempted from Bolton Council’s policy to provide automatic rights to redeployment for those employed for 12 months or longer.

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JD/PS.docx

Location
Bolton Town Hall
 
Team: Housing Options
Grade: G scp 23 £26,999 - scp 27 £30.507
Contract: 12 Months Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 37 Per week
Essential: Car user full driving Licence required

The Role – Bolton Council has secured funding from the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHCLG) to tackle rough sleeping, through the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy.  Project Officer (Local Lettings Agency - Rapid Rehousing Pathway) (37hrs)  will play a lead role in delivering a Local Lettings Agency to maximise access to private rented accommodation for rough sleepers and other homeless people.  

You will work closely with partner agencies and private landlords to develop and deliver a co-ordinated response to improve access to private rented sector accommodation and work flexibly across the week to maximise engagement with private landlords.

About You – As Local Lettings Agency Project Officer you will:  have excellent communication skills, working effectively with landlords and tenants to sustain tenancies and respond to any disputes sensitively ensuring that successful outcomes are achieved;  skilled in negotiation, able to build trust and confidence with both landlords and people in need in order to increase access to private rented accommodation;  

To be able to demonstrate initiative, quickly assimilate information, demonstrate excellent project and time management skills and  an ability to plan and successfully deliver increased landlord take-up and improved access.

About Us –    An opportunity to work within a team committed to tackling rough sleeping and homelessness by positively affecting improvement in people’s lives. The role offers great variety and opportunities to work flexibly in delivering improved landlord take-up and increased access for homeless people to decent affordable private rented accommodation.

This challenging area of work will provide very tangible work satisfaction in achieving positive outcomes for people. Bolton Council is a great organisation to work for, being very focussed on working to improve the lives of all residents of the borough, in particular those experiencing greatest level of vulnerability and need.

This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as per the person specification.  

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority, giving you access to our service-related benefits.  

NB: The funding for this post is time limited to 12 months and as such is exempted from Bolton Council’s policy to provide automatic rights to redeployment for those employed for 12 months or longer.

BN Privacy Notice.docx

BN Right to Work.docx

JD/PS.docx