Income Management Officer

  • Category
    Housing, Support & Technical - Housing Management
  • Location
    Accrington, Lancashire
  • Salary
  • External Reference

Income Management
North West
3 months contract, possibility of being extended.
£17.57ph - Umbrella Rate

Main Purposes:

To be responsible for rent collection and arrears recovery within a geographic patch and to achieve individual and service targets;

To work with, and provide guidance to, the Income Management Assistants in order to provide an effective and efficient income management and recovery service;

To show a clear understanding of the issues relating to recovering income and deliver a supportive and preventative service for tenants, but be proactive with enforcement action when required.

Core tasks:

1.To effectively and efficiently manage a patch of tenant accounts through agreed policies and processes, and to maximise income through early intervention by contact through home visits, phone calls, emails, texts and letters;

2.To provide a preventative service by ensuring that tenants receive early advice about housing benefit, basic benefit entitlements, welfare benefits, and to refer them for money/budgeting and debt advice to the Money Advisors or other appropriate agencies;

3.To advise and support tenants faced with changes to their income as a result of Universal Credit and welfare reforms and, where necessary, contacting Universal Credit and making applications for Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) or Alternative Payment Arrangements (APAs);

4.To monitor rent accounts and actively pursue rent arrears in respect of houses, garages, court costs and housing benefit over payments, and to ensure that all income owed is recovered;

If you are interested, please apply within and I will be in touch with shortlisted candidates in due course.
Badenoch and Clark acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Badenoch and Clark UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Badenoch and Clark. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information - please copy and paste the following link in to your browser:

To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Abigail Elstub

Email a friend