Mid Sussex District Council is a dynamic, forward thinking local authority in the heart of southern England. We have clear priorities, and are proud that local people consistently rate our services highly. We are based in Haywards Heath at the centre of the largest opportunity for development identified in the Coast 2 Capital Strategic Economic Plan and the Greater Brighton City Deal.
Working in local government is a highly satisfying and rewarding experience in so many ways. In return for the contribution you’ll make to the local community, we are a great employer to work for, situated in a glorious part of the country with great benefits to offer.
We offer free staff parking, subsidised gym membership for you and your family, a childcare voucher scheme, mutually agreeable flexible working arrangements and both a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement.
Private Tenancy Negotiation & Sustainment Officer (CHOU016)
Salary £21,962 pa - £24,174 pa + Car Allowance up to £1,239 pa
We are looking for a Private Tenancy Negotiation & Sustainment Officer with experience of working in the private rented sector, to join our frontline Housing Needs Team.
The right candidate will work to increase the supply of private rented properties available to clients of the Council’s Housing Needs Team. You will work to develop links and positive working relationships with private landlords and letting agents to source homes in the private rented sector. By doing so, you will contribute to a proactive service for people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, by maximising opportunities for them to rent privately.
You will also provide a tenancy sustainment service to private tenants particularly those who have been assisted under the Council’s Rent in Advance and Deposit Guarantee Scheme, liaising with their landlords and ensuring that any appropriate welfare benefits are in place.
The right candidate will enjoy team work and enthusiastically embrace our proactive housing options approach in preventing homelessness to find real solutions for people in housing difficulties. You will be a self-starter who is able to work on your own initiative and organise your own workload with a positive and flexible attitude. You will have a good understanding and knowledge of the private sector housing market in Mid Sussex, together with a good understanding of the terms and conditions contained in a tenancy agreement or lease and knowledge of landlord and tenant legislation and of the welfare benefits that are available to tenants. Ideally, you will have the ability to develop and provide a course of suitable tenancy training for clients to enable them to sustain tenancies in the private rented sector.
It is essential that you have a full driving licence and use of car. Flexible working hours may be considered for this role.
Please apply on-line.
Closing Date: 19 February 2018
Interview Date: 1 March 2018
How to apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.