Housing Manager/Officer at Candour Consult

Candour Consult is a world-class capacity building and management consulting organization providing human skill development with a broad vision to assisting in the development process in Africa in the areas of capacity building and development management consultancy.We are currently recruiting to fill the positions below:Job Title: Housing Manager/OfficerLocation: OgunJob DescriptionA housing manager/officer manages housing and related services on behalf of housing associations, local authorities and other accommodation providers. The role involves managing a designated patch of housing and keeping in regular contact with tenants, looking after rental income, and dealing with repairs and neighbour nuisance issues.Housing managers/officers may work with specific clients, such as homeless people, minority groups or people with disabilities. They work within a strict but changing regulatory framework and are usually based in a central office or local neighbourhood housing office.The manager role may involve line management responsibility for a team of housing officers, rent arrears staff and tenancy support officers, and participation in more strategic projects.ResponsibilitiesInterviewing tenants and giving advice on tenant-landlord relationships, house purchasing and benefits;Managing improvement loans and grants and administering repair and maintenance programmes;Managing nuisance orders, collecting information and referring cases to the neighbourhood nuisance team;Preparing cases and attending court hearings;Dealing with breaches of tenancy and leasehold agreements, which could culminate in carrying out evictions;Setting rents, administering their collection and developing policies to deal with and minimise arrears;Dealing with housing applications and the transfer of existing tenants;Liaising with tenant groups, local authority councillors, property professionals and other support and welfare organisations, including estate agents;Processing applications for housing improvements and repairs and communicating outcomes to tenants;Recruiting, training, supervising and monitoring staff workload;Inspecting properties;Dealing with abandoned tenancies, squatters and unauthorised occupiers;Liaising with wardens, caretakers, cleaners and maintenance staff;Encouraging and supporting tenants’ and residents’ groups and attending meetings as required;Developing new housing schemes by reusing existing stock or managing new builds;Evaluating the efficiency of housing schemes;Building relationships with the community;Interpreting and implementing housing legislation;Planning and implementing slum clearance and the demolition of unused properties;Maintaining records and writing reports.Recommending and developing local authority policies;Monitoring and updating contractors’ lists;Investigating and responding to client complaints.Generating revenue and implementing budgets;Identifying housing needs;

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