Short Stay Accommodation Officer

  • Job Reference: B0057184
  • Date Posted: 26 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Ashford Borough Council.
  • Location: Ashford Kent
  • Salary: £23,220 to £23,874
  • Bonus/Benefits: Salary from £23,220 to £23,874 pa pro rata
  • Sector: Administration, Customer Service, Real Estate & Property
  • Job Type: Fixed Term
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

Short Stay Accommodation Officer – closing date 19.05.2024

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months

Part time - 18.5 hours to be worked from Monday to Friday

Salary from £23,220 to £23,874 pa pro rata

Ashford Borough Council has two short stay accommodation facilities for families in housing need. These families will be supported by the Council’s Housing Options Team to move on from the facility into long term accommodation.

The temporary accommodation provides housing for vulnerable families, providing decent short- term housing to people during this traumatic period of their lives.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in taking responsibility for all aspects of the efficient operation of the Short Stay Accommodation facility (primary Pym House but also including a share of duties at properties in the Ashford urban area).

The role has several key aspects.
• administration and record keeping
• managing people-based issues.
• housekeeping and cleaning
• minor building maintenance / decoration

You will need to have good literacy and numeracy skills and have the ability to maintain records on a computer.

The 18.5 are to be worked from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm on variable shifts and you will be expected to participate in the out of hour’s rota system which responds to emergency call outs concerning the facility 24/7 at weekends and on bank holidays.

You will be required to travel to other sites around the borough. It is essential that you have a full driving licence and use of a vehicle.
For an informal discussion please contact Ellen Black on 01233 330809 or Amina Oussalah. 01233 330449
The post holder must maintain at all times a satisfactory Basic report from the Disclosure and Barring Service

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We Offer - Competitive remuneration package - We offer an excellent salary linked pension scheme, generous annual leave with flexi time, free life insurance, supportive relocation package and opportunities for training and development.

Ashford Borough Council recognises the need to ensure the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults when they come into contact with the services we provide

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