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Jobs at Aberdeenshire Council

A Career in Housing

council-housing-3We have opportunities for individuals at all levels for posts such as:

*Housing Managers
*Policy and Strategy Officers
*Housing/Assistant Housing Officers
*Tenant Participation Officers
*Housing Support and Accommodation Officers
*Administrative/clerical/reception staff
*Technical Officers
*Apprenticeships – joiners, plumbers, electricians

What is it like working in housing?

Housing is about working with people and providing a quality service to them, meeting housing need by; allocating houses to waiting list applicants, providing advice to homeless people on how they can go
about getting a house, advising and assisting tenants experiencing difficulties in paying rent, assessing and completing housing repairs, providing advice and assistance on energy efficient measures and dealing with estate management issues.

Working in the front line of the housing service can be demanding, challenging and rewarding and no two days are the same.

new-housingWhat qualifications and experience do you need?

It really depends on the type of position you decide to apply for but once you have gained some experience in the housing service, then there are opportunities to undertake additional qualifications and related training

Future Career Opportunities

There are a range of opportunities for career development in housing allowing you to progress within the service at various levels.

People’s Network AreaOfficers are encouraged to undertake training courses, provided in-house and externally and study towards further professional qualifications; the Post Graduate Diploma in Housing Studies and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Levels 1-4 in Housing.

Management and development programmes are available, corporate training courses and a range of CIH courses aimed at specific areas of work, for example; repairs and sheltered housing and homelessness. Appropriate Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) are being introduced in the near future for staff working in housing support.

stonefieldIf you choose to work in housing you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your contribution really matters, because everyone needs somewhere decent to live. This is why when deciding which career to follow, many people are attracted to housing from other fields of work. The work can be challenging but rewarding. All kinds of people work in housing but you are more likely to be suited to the work if you have an interest in people’s living conditions, strong communication and negotiation skills, organisation skills, flexibility and adaptability, a desire to take on responsibility and an understanding of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

For further information contact:

Housing & Social Work
Staff Development & Training Officer
Woodhill House
AB16 5GB
Tel: 01224 664985