Criminal Justice

Rent Recovery Support Officer

Job description

Role Context

In recent years the Rent Recovery function has had to respond to the significant challenges of a changing environment and customer base. Welfare reform, in particular the introduction of the Benefit Cap in 2013, the Spare Room Subsidy and the roll out of Universal Credit in 2017and the Benefit Cap of 2013, and the Spare Room Subsidy, have caused rent arrears to increase. This has been compounded by a lack of affordable housing within the housing market coupled with the acute problem in Redbridge which has the second lowest social housing stock of all London Local Authorities. In addition, the Redbridge customer base is presenting with greater vulnerabilities and complex needs. The 1st Stage Rent Recovery team functions within this context of high-volume rent arrears.

Role Purpose

To maximise rent recovery from customers in Temporary Accommodation and in Council Housing in accordance with rent recovery procedures

To contact tenants in a timely, systematic way to vigorously pursue their rent arrears and respond to any enquiries from contacts within the specified time. To carry out transactional and administrative tasks required to achieve this.

To transfer customers to the 2nd Stage Rent Recovery team, Court Officers and the Complex Case Team in accordance with rent arrears policy

To maintain accurate and up-to-date records of action taken to recover income and arrears and to monitor and record the impact of the actions taken.

To help customers manage their arrears as they move between temporary accommodation solutions

To work in conjunction with all other appropriate agencies to ensure maximisation of income for both residents and the organisation

Working with Archer Resourcing Ltd:

We have been helping all health care professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities. We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

We have a reputation for recruiting efficiently, however, we can only respond to candidates who meet the exact requirements of the position. If you have any queries about a role or application, then please call Archer direct on the provided contact details.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible be work in the U.K.

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