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Assistant Neighbourhood Manager

About The Role
An exciting opportunity has come arisen to join our General Needs team based in Derby, working on one of our general needs housing schemes, you will have the opportunity to help the community grow and become a better place to live by supporting people to manage their tenancies and being the first point of contact for our tenants living in the community.
Are you an enthusiastic, proactive, creative and empathetic person with a passion for inspiring people and creating sustainable communities? Are you a positive, people-oriented team player who thrives on getting the best deal possible for tenants and developing their strengths, talents and the community they live in?
What you will be doing:

  • Assisting the neighbourhood manager in case managing wide ranging tenancy management issues including (but not excluding): anti-social behaviour, property condition, garden enforcement, managing complaints, safeguarding, domestic abuse and tenancy fraud/misuse cases.

    Including the enforcement of tenancy agreements; including providing tenants with accurate and appropriate advice about their rights and responsibilities in relation to their tenancy agreement
  • Taking a lead in ensuring the environment is kept to a good standard, assisting the neighbourhood manager in managing issues such as gardening and cleaning contracts
  • Being responsive to instances of disrepair within accommodation and work with the asset management and repairs team to ensure any maintenance issues are resolved
  • Working with the neighbourhood manager to ensure the speedy allocation and re-let of void properties within the target turnaround period and in line with Saha’s policy, procedure and good practice
  • Promoting effective multi agency working by developing good local contacts with other relevant statutory and voluntary agencies in the area, attending regular local meetings where required and generally promoting the work of Saha with other agencies
  • Carrying out regular estate inspections to identify environmental and other problems as well as taking relevant action as appropriate to improve the neighbourhood and develop practical and creative solutions for improvement

About The Candidate
We're looking for someone who is passionate about tenants, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and has an unshakeable positive, can-do attitude with a high level of resilience.
We're looking for people who have:
  • Experience of or knowledge related to working in social housing
  • A good understanding of the different aspects of effective tenancy management and the importance of ensuring these are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Proven capacity to deal successfully with difficult and complex situations
  • Understanding of wider support and funding facilities available for vulnerable tenants
  • A Proactive and self-motivated with a can-do attitude
  • Demonstrable empathy with our tenants
  • The ability to see problems from a variety of viewpoints and perspectives; and to deal sensitively and empathetically with people in difficult and stressful situations

The benefits on offer
In return for helping to transform lives, we’ll give you access to some great benefits.

These include:
  • 26 days annual leave rising to 31 days
  • An extra day off on your birthday
  • A High Street discount scheme (great savings both on and off-line)
  • Pension with life assurance
  • Discounted private medical insurance
  • Loans available for financial emergencies
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • A full Induction package and training relevant to the role
  • Long service awards from 2.5 years
  • Support to learn and develop your career

About The Company
A registered social landlord and one of the leading providers of supported housing in the UK, Saha is dedicated to transforming lives by providing accommodation and support for some of the most vulnerable members of society - mainly people with complex needs and/or experiencing homelessness. 
Saha is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our aim is to work with individuals to build on their strengths, creating person centred, individualised strategies and plans that transform lives, support recovery and enable positive behaviour.

In order to succeed, however, we need the right people in place.

Our workforce is one of our greatest assets, but only by recruiting the very best can we continue to deliver comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement.

services to our residents.

That’s where you come in.
As an equal opportunities’ employer, Saha is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We invite and welcome applications to apply for Saha opportunities without concern of bias or discrimination. 
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible