Housing Officer

Housing officers assess and address housing needs of particular localities and individuals and oversee the day-to-day management of rented properties belonging to local authorities or housing associations.


  • 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

2,215 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,215. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

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, 2,215 people are employed in the region.

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