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Housing Officers

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.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £14283. Normal pay is £24617 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £33870.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

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

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Active Listening


  • Speaking


  • Reading Comprehension


  • Writing


  • Monitoring


  • Learning Strategies


  • Active Learning


  • Critical Thinking


  • Mathematics


  • Science


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