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Housing officers

Average National Salaries (2019)

Age 20

£10,920 pile of coins

Age 35

£21,320 pile of coins

Age 50

£24,440 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £20,280

What does this career do?

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.

Typical tasks

  • Oversees the day-to-day running of rented properties including arranging for the signing of leases, rent collection and maintenance work
  • interviews prospective tenants and allocates properties to waiting list applicants
  • carries out regular inspections of properties to assess and ensure they are in a good state of repair
  • 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
  • refers tenants to appropriate sources of benefits and welfare
  • deals with payment of rents and arrears, arranges for legal action where necessary
  • supports tenants’ groups
  • works closely with other agencies such as social services departments and welfare rights groups.

Current entry requirements

Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant work experience. NVQs/SVQs in Housing are available at Levels 2, 3 and 4. Professional qualifications are available and may be required for some posts.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2020)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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