- Works closely with other agencies such as social services departments and welfare rights groups.
- Supports tenants.
- Deals with payment of rents and arrears, arranges for legal action where necessary.
- Refers tenants to appropriate sources of benefits and welfare.
- Ensures that special needs accommodation is suited to the needs of particular groups such as the elderly and disabled, and that statutory requirements for providing accommodation are met.
- Carries out regular inspections of properties to assess and ensure they are in a good state of repair.
- Interviews prospective tenants and allocates properties to waiting list applicants.
- Oversees the day-to-day running of rented properties including arranging for the signing of leases, rent collection and maintenance work.
Typical Education Level
Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 21% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for housing officer is £27,332
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,370. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for housing officer roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £27,332 per year. That is about £2,278 per month or £14.02 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,453, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,201
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,370 people are employed in the region.