As a Housing officer you will be required to interview and assess a person’s eligibility for housing based on the information that they give you and any background checks that you may do as part of the process.
You will need to be a confident communicator and be strong willed in this role as you will often have to make difficult decisions about who is eligible for housing and who is not leaving some people feeling stranded by the service.
Newly started housing officers can earn up to £18,500 a year. Once you gained experience at this job then your earnings will be between £20,000 and £27,000 a year. Seniors can earn even more up to £35,000 a year.
If you have found a role in which you would like to apply for, please see the below example cover letter:
Housing Officer Cover Letter
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
1st December 2014
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for the role of Housing Officer
I would like to apply for the role of Housing Officer which I have seen advertised in (where) and (when).
I have worked within the local council in a similar role dealing with administration and benefits and I would like a fresh challenge and feel that having researched the role of Housing officer that I would be interested to apply for this.
I have excellent customer service and administration background and a familiarity of the local council and how some of the benefits work. I currently interview and meet with people to discuss their needs and what we can do to help them and feel that my skills would cross over nicely.
I am a confident communicator who gets a thrill out of solving problems for people whilst working to very strict procedures and I feel able to make difficult decisions after analysing all the facts and ensuring that most people leave feeling happy and satisfied with the outcome.
As part of the role I also understand that I will be required to visit properties and check against inventories and see if any damage and any repairs that are needed to be done.
Please find enclosed my latest CV, should you have any questions; please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to answer these.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you.
Good luck with writing your application letter.