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Supported Housing Officer

Location Bexley / South
Hours 36.25 hours
Salary £23,408 - £26,009
Contract 12 month FTC
Division Customer Services
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12 month FTC available

Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.

Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.

Over 50 years later, we’re one of the leading housing providers in the UK. Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown. But one thing that has never changed. Our belief in people and what they can achieve.

Your role at Orbit.

Based in the South, with travel toward the Midlands area, we are looking for a customer focused individual to provide excellent service to customers in supported housing accommodation. You will work proactively with managing agents, be confident to lead multi agency meetings and be the main point of contact for support providers in the area.

You will work to ensure the schemes and properties are managed in line with policy and procedure. You will work to maintain effective relationships with internal teams and external networks. Own transport will be required to travel as needed.

What will help you make a difference.

•           Experience of working in housing management services

•           Understanding of Supported housing, some experience of contract management / working with external agencies.

•           Excellent communication and relationship building skills

•           Strong customer focus to negotiate and resolve customers

•           Advocate of Independent Living

•           Good PC skills and competent with MS Office.

•           Own transport

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability. As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit.

Why Orbit?

Rewarding your contribution.

For those who want or need more of a work life balance our view is that this role is suitable for WorkSmart. This means we would consider a more flexible working arrangement, where your hours and work location are managed according to business, customer and personal needs. Agile working arrangements will be discussed during the interview process.

Some of our core benefits include:

•           Group bonus potential up to 15% of salary

•           27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the “Orbit day”

•           Private medical insurance

•           Excellent contributory pension scheme

•           Life assurance

•           A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more

Our culture and purpose.

We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference. We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.

We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme #ThisIsMe, our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.

At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.

Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties. Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive. We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.

Work for Orbit. Believe in people.

We have so much more that we’d like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit.

We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.

Application deadline: 18 June 2021