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Housing Officers

Housing officers assess and address housing needs of particular localities and individuals and oversee the day-to-day management of rented properties belonging to local authorities or housing associations.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 15,764
£ 27,242
£ 37,441

Available jobs

In the past year there were 77,774 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Works closely with other agencies such as social services departments and welfare rights groups.

  • Supports tenants.

  • Deals with payment of rents and arrears, arranges for legal action where necessary.

  • Refers tenants to appropriate sources of benefits and welfare.

  • Ensures that special needs accommodation is suited to the needs of particular groups such as the elderly and disabled, and that statutory requirements for providing accommodation are met.

  • Carries out regular inspections of properties to assess and ensure they are in a good state of repair.

  • Interviews prospective tenants and allocates properties to waiting list applicants.

  • Oversees the day-to-day running of rented properties including arranging for the signing of leases, rent collection and maintenance work.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Anti-Social Behaviour

  • Risk Analysis

  • Supportive Housing

  • Mental Health

  • Property Management

  • Social Work

  • Service Quality

  • Facility Management

  • Auditing

  • Rent Collection

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communications

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Problem Solving

  • Teaching

  • Resilience

  • Self-Motivation

  • Enthusiasm

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.