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Specialist Supported Housing Officer

Hours: 40 pw
Salary: £28,000
Planned start date: 26/02/2024

At The Housing Network we believe that when vulnerable people have a good home and a helping hand, they become more independent and less reliant on local authorities and that is exactly what we aim to achieve.

We partner with local authorities and other organisations and provide good quality, safe places for people to live. We understand that each situation and resident is different, so we work hard to provide the right homes quickly that ensure each individual is looked after well. Whether the need is temporary, supported shared, or more specialist accommodation, all of our properties meet the same quality standards, are well looked after and have a 24/7 maintenance service that fixes problems day or night.

Our employees are a reflection of the social value that is at the core of what we do and every role plays a critical part in delivering a first class service.

Job Overview

Working to support our contract with the Ministry of Justice, this role involves managing a number of self-contained and small shared accommodation properties within a designated area. In addition to providing proactive property management, the role involves engaging with service users (People on Probation) who may have complex needs on release from prison, with the goal of ensuring a smooth transition into the allocated accommodation. The role does include an element of supervision to ensure house rules and license agreements are being adhered to, along with offering housing related support and signposting where needed.

While you will be part of a small regional team and a larger business, this is predominantly a lone working role and you will need to be comfortable driving between locations.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Engaging with individuals with complex needs, being able to work without supervision.
  • Ensuring properties are safe, secure and clean.
  • Ensure accommodation is prepared and ready for occupation in accordance with company timescales.
  • Performing all necessary functions to manage the move in/move out process.
  • Proactively identify and resolve all property and maintenance related issues efficiently, where applicable in conjunction with the maintenance and/or cleaning teams.
  • Undertaking weekly visits to all properties and ensuring residents are adhering to the “house rules” and have not abandoned their accommodation.
  • Manage reports of Anti-Social Behaviour and where necessary sometimes in conjunction with the CPP and actively engage in conflict resolution wherever possible.
  • Build positive relationships with service users and appropriately deal with any emergency situations which may arise during the course of work under guidance from local management teams and other professionals.
  • Meeting tight deadlines and making properties available within agreed timescales.
  • Inventory management of all soft furnishings and sundry items.
  • To keep accurate and timely records in accordance with departmental policy.
  • To attend mandatory training and participate in staff development courses as appropriate.

Personal Characteristics



·         Confident communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills and be flexible towards service users’ needs.

·         Extremely well organised.

·         Able to work well under pressure.

·         The ability to prioritize.

·         Able to work alone and part of a team.

·         Have an interest and willingness to train.

·         Network with local and national agencies.

·         Full and current driver’s licence.



·         Experience in the social housing sector, ideally having worked with people at risk of homelessness.

·         Experience of supporting individuals with complex trauma and issues

·         Direct knowledge of People on Probation (POP) and the challenges they face would be a distinct advantage.

·         Experience of lone working.

Behaviour ·         Empathetic and supportive of service users while recognising the need to uphold and adhere to rules.

·         Resilient and able deal with people who are complex and sometimes challenging.

·         Methodical in approach to ensure everything is done accurately and comprehensively.

·         Keen to support colleagues and ensure business is working cohesively and to the same objectives.

·         Keen on a strong compliance culture.

·         Adaptability and being prepared to help out if circumstances require.

·         Keen to lead by example.

·         We would expect you at all times to:

o   act with integrity

o   act with due skill, care and diligence

o   act with professionalism

o   be open and co-operative with colleagues

o   act with compassion to those both within the Company and those who we support in the accommodation

Successful candidates will be subject to a Basic DBS Check

The Housing Network is a Disability Confident Employer. As a proud member of EDAC, we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

How to apply

Please email Heritier Kankonde to heritier@thn.co.uk for more details.

Application deadline: N/A

Email address: heritier@thn.co.uk

More about The Housing Network

Centennial Property Ltd t/a The Housing Network is a specialist housing expert that believe when vulnerable people have a good home and a helping hand they become more independent and able to build a positive future.

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