Housing Rents Manager - PO6
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is highly ambitious. It wants to make sure each and every one of its residents enjoys a quality life in London.
Over the past few years, Waltham Forest has changed dramatically as a place. Good schools, great parks, excellent culture facilities, high levels of regeneration and community entrepreneurship are making it a place that people want to call home.
Over that period of time, Waltham Forest as a council has also continued to develop, and despite the challenges of austerity, the organisation has seen its highest ever levels of resident satisfaction. As funding reductions continue, Waltham Forest is creating a council for the future.
Housing is high on the Council’s agenda and to reflect this, the housing service recently joined the Families directorate to ensure families are supported to be more resilient and services are joined up. The Council sees a strong link between housing, health and social care and is looking for people who share this vision.
About the role: Housing Rents Manager - Maximisation
The Housing Rents Manager – Maximisation is responsible for proactively promoting resident income maximisation and financial inclusion to prevent the accrual of arrears and defaulted debts to Waltham Forest Housing managed accounts. They are also responsible for ensuring customer focus and value for money is achieved through rent maximisation activities and processes. This role is responsible for directly managed staff and will develop and implement ideas that continually improve income maximisation for Council tenants and thereby proactively preventing them from falling into arrears and realising value for money. The quality and impact of services provided to residents will enable Waltham Forest Housing to successfully meet its deliverable outputs, objectives and performance targets.
To succeed in this role, you will have experience of effective management and delivery of a comprehensive rent maximisation service, ensuring value for money and that excellent standards of customer care are maintained at all times.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council