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.


New workers
£ 11,101
£ 25,967
£ 37,126

Available jobs

In the past year there were 100,284 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’ groups.

  • 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.

  • Supportive Housing

  • Anti-Social Behaviour

  • Property Management

  • Social Work

  • Property Inspection

  • Risk Analysis

  • Mental Health

  • Information Privacy

  • Legislation

  • Auditing

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

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Problem Solving

  • Time Management

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Microsoft Office

  • Organizational Skills

  • Resilience

  • Empathy

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.