Graduate Trainee with Perth & Kinross Council


Location: Perth

£15,635.74 p/a
Full-time, 35 hours per week, for 12 months
End January 2017 start
Closing date: 6 January 2017, noon

About the Organisation
Perth & Kinross Council is a large, diverse organisation which works for the benefit of all the citizens and communities of the area.

The Council delivers or facilitates a wide range of services which impact on almost every aspect of people's lives, at every stage of their lives, including education, roads, housing, care for vulnerable people, parks, street cleansing, economic development and refuse collection.

The Role
You will support the Team Leader – Income Maximisation in the provision and overview of the Councils Rent and Debt Management procedures ensuring that the rental income to the council is maximised.

Your main responsibilities will include:

• An active role in the operation of the Current and Former Tenant Rent Arrears processes and be able to advise and support other staff in the operation of these
• Review the councils processes to ensure they continue to be relevant and reflect best practice
• Monitor the impact of Perth and Kinross Councils processes for our rent arrears performance and report to the Team Leader – Income Maximisation on these
• Monitor the impact of Universal Credit on both the tenants of the council and the councils income streams and work to mitigate against negative impacts
• Undertake training needs analysis with staff to ensure our staff have been provided with the correct tools to effectively undertake their roles
• Undertake account audits to ensure that the appropriate processes are being adhered to in the collection of rent al debt
• Assist the Team Leader – Income Maximisation with the monitoring of the Rent Management Quality Assurance Framework including reporting quarterly to the Performance and Development Arrears Meeting
• Assist the Co-ordinator in meeting and bringing about continuous improvement across the full range of performance standards in the Scottish Social Housing Charter

Other Duties
The postholder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description for the post. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time depending on the requirements of the Service without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibilities entailed.

One of the Council's core values are that its staff behave at all times with honesty, integrity and self-respect, so you will be joining a team with a supportive atmosphere.

The ideal candidates will have a background in Social, Business Studies or related field. You should enthusiastic, keen to learn and tech savvy. An awareness of impact of welfare reform and an understanding of social housing and housing market is essential.

You should be hard working with good time management skills and excellent attention to detail. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are required for this post.

Closing date for applications is 6 January 2016, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the AAI online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.

Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.