Job Title: Housing Advisor
Organisation: University of London Housing Services
Location: London
Job Role: Adviser – Housing/homelessness
Salary:  £30,001 – £25,000
Closing Date: 31st March 2019
Job Type: Permanent
Working Hours: Full time


Do you have a passion for helping others, sense of justice and an enthusiastic and innovative approach?  Apply for the role of Housing Advisor at the University of London and help support students and staff living in the private rented sector.

The University of London is looking to appoint a Housing Advisor to help and support students and staff living in the Private rented sector.

The University of London

The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. We are a federal institution consisting of 18 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students.

Housing Services is part of CoSector and provides a one-stop service for students, assisting them to find housing either in University halls of residence, self-catered accommodation or in the private rented sector through registration schemes for landlords, letting agencies and a range of private housing providers. We provide a housing advice service to support students and staff when they are searching for or living in private accommodation. We also offer a service that gives academic visitors, commercial guests and others the opportunity to live in University accommodation.

The Role

We are seeking an individual to join our Private Housing and Advice Team and provide legal advice, advocacy and guidance to students and staff who are looking for and living in private rented housing.

As part of our dedicated team, you will assist in developing and maintaining registration schemes for landlords, agents and private halls to ensure that students and staff have access to a database of well-managed, safe and affordable private accommodation in London.

To succeed in this role, you will have relevant experience of working with people in an advisory capacity. An understanding of the main housing issues that students face in the private rented housing sector is essential.  We offer an ongoing programme of training in housing legislation and applicable case law, though a sound foundation on which to build this knowledge would be advantageous.

You will have an enthusiastic and innovative approach, combined with tact, discretion and the ability to deal professionally and empathetically with a range of student clients, landlords and others in an often pressured working environment.

We welcome applications both from candidates with Higher Education housing experience and those with alternative sector experience but who can demonstrate a willingness to learn combined with a passion for providing excellent support services to customers.

Further information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application (by clicking ‘apply now’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on Sunday 31st March 2019.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10th April 2019.

Please note that the University of London will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.

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