Homes for Good (Scotland ) CIC
Homes for Good (Scotland ) CIC
Homes for Good is Scotland’s first social enterprise letting agency, now forming part of a dynamic social business group. Established in 2013, with offices in Bridgeton, we manage and own over 500 properties within the Greater Glasgow area. Our focus is on leading by example in the private rented sector, creating safe happy homes for tenants and sounds investments for landlords. Working across Glasgow and beyond, our relationships and customer care standards with tenants and landlords alike set us apart from the rest of the industry. We specialise in working with tenants in social housing need, and our additional services such as energy efficiency advice, financial health, interior design and employability make Homes for Good unique within the private rented sector. We work with third sector partners to maximise our charity and social enterprise supply chain, ensuring that our profits are reinvested in changing people’s lives.

Current vacancies

Property Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,100 – £25,200
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th September 2022

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated, self driven & dynamic person to join our team. As the primary point of contact for your tenants and landlords, you work to ensure long term tenancies in well maintained homes. As Property Officer you will be responsible for all property management, tenancy paperwork, rental income management, marketing and void management of your portfolio.

You will achieve this by providing innovative person centred support & excellent customer service through regular communication over the phone, by video call and in person.

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Empty Homes Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £30,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th May 2021

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) is funded by Scottish Government and hosted by Shelter Scotland. Its key aim is to encourage Scotland’s private sector long term empty homes back into use. This is the Scottish Government definition of long term empty properties, identified as empty for 6 months or more and liable for council tax. However, we are also interested in bringing some of the 45,000+ properties that are exempt from council tax back into use.

SEHP research shows that for many owners, barriers to making properties homes again may be insufficient funding to make a property suitable for sale or rent and/or lack of demand in the area where the property is located. For these owners, a scheme where properties are bought by an organisation and refurbished, can be the difference between bringing the property back into use, or it remaining empty and causing a detrimental impact to the local community.

Homes for Good is Scotland’s only private sector lettings agency specialising in providing homes for people on low incomes or benefits. We currently have over 500 properties under management and work with around 130 landlords and 800 tenants, in and around Glasgow and the West of Scotland. As a social letting agency, we understand the impact homes have on people’s lives. We plan to grow to 1000 homes under management within the next 4 years.

HfG is recruiting a Dedicated Empty Homes Manager with financial support from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership, funded by the Scottish Government and hosted by Shelter Scotland, to assist with tackling the problem of empty homes in the West of Scotland. This is a two year pilot programme, intended to demonstrate the value of a dedicated empty homes professional, the sharing of best practice to address empty homes issues, and to bring neglected empty properties back to life as much needed homes. There is possibility of extending the project subject to evaluation and achievement of outcomes.

Job Outline

As Empty Homes Manager you will liaise with empty homes officers in councils, take referrals from the Scottish Empty Homes Advice Service, from community reports, local knowledge and proactive engagement with owners where possible. You will work to clear criteria for assessing end use and viability of any empty properties, including analysing costs, scope of works required, and the needs of the owner.

You will work alongside other colleagues within the Assets Management Team to successfully deliver a programme of empty property purchase, refurb, communal repairs and preparation for the rental market.

The role is fast paced, no two days are the same and requires a responsive, highly professional approach when working with a variety of stakeholders including owners, factors, HFG tenants and other property industry professionals. Currently HFG owns around 250 properties which are managements by the Assets and Acquisition Team, led by the Director of Assets and Governance.

As part of the growth plans within Homes for Good, and as part of the National Empty Homes strategy, you will help us bring at least 30 homes back to life within this project.

This role presents an excellent opportunity to join an ethical & forward- thinking company with plans for growth, and the associated career opportunities which come with this. In -house and external training opportunities will be provided.

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Tenant Engagement & Development Officer (Tenancy Support)

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £24,000
  • Bridgeton, G40 with some home working. Travel within Greater Glasgow & West of Scotland.
  • Closing 27th September 2021

This role is key to us developing our tenancy engagement, reducing our tenants’ social isolation, building their confidence & help them learn new skills. Working closely with the wider team, you will continuously develop engagement work with tenants, communities, and partner organisations. This will include both online and face to face activities in varying formats, working with tenants on a one to one basis, as part of a group, or through our social media community group.

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Universal Credit & Welfare Officer (Tenancy Support)

  • Part time
  • £22,000 – £24,000 pro-rata
  • Homes for Good, Bridgeton, G40 with some home working. Travel within Greater Glasgow & West of Scotland.
  • Closing 23rd September 2021

As Universal Credit & Welfare Officer, you will be the first point of contact for welfare enquiries and will be responsible for managing our tenant’s welfare applications & appeals within the Homes for Good business group.

You will ensure that this is clearly documented through HFG’s reporting systems and will work to your primary aim of ensuring tenancy stability through strategic financial planning, preventing rent arrears and ensuring income maximisation.

You will work alongside colleagues in the Tenancy Support Team to ensure the best service and positive outcomes for our tenants based on their individual needs and to develop innovative solutions to tackle challenges faced by people accessing the benefit system.

The role is fast paced and required a highly professional approach when working with a variety of stakeholders including HFG tenants, landlords, DWP, HMRC, Govan Law Centre and other partner organisations that you will identify to assist our tenants.

To find out more about the role, please download the Job Description below.

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Tenancy Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £24,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th December 2021

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated, self driven & dynamic person to join our team. As the primary point of contact for your tenants, you will work with them to make sure they sustain their tenancies, manage their incomes and reach their full potential. You will achieve this by providing innovative person centred support & excellent customer service to your tenants through regular communication over the phone, by video call and in person.

You will also be responsible for ensuring that your tenants homes remain compliant with private rented sector legislation and that essential maintenance is carried out.

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Tenancy Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £24,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th January 2022

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated, self driven & dynamic person to join our team. As the primary point of contact for your tenants, you will work with them to make sure they sustain their tenancies, manage their incomes and reach their full potential. You will achieve this by providing innovative person centred support & excellent customer service to your tenants through regular communication over the phone, by video call and in person.

You will also be responsible for ensuring that your tenants homes remain compliant with private rented sector legislation and that essential maintenance is carried out.

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Property Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,200 – £27,300
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd May 2022

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated, self driven & dynamic person to join our team. As the primary point of contact for your tenants and landlords, you work to ensure long term tenancies in well maintained homes. As Property Officer you will be responsible for all property management, tenancy paperwork, rental income management, marketing and void management of your portfolio.

You will achieve this by providing innovative person centred support & excellent customer service through regular communication over the phone, by video call and in person.

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This vacancy has now closed

Tenancy Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,250 – £29,400
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd May 2022

We are looking for a highly motivated Tenancy Support Manager to join our fast paced & dynamic professional family. Always working to our core values of being kind, honest, friendly and fair we provide a high standard of service to all our customers (tenants and landlords alike), ensuring quality by investing in the team’s expertise and always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.

You will have demonstrable experience supporting vulnerable adults. Your role will be key in providing support to our most vulnerable and complex tenants through providing innovative person centred support and excellent customer service to help them sustain their tenancies in happy, stable homes.

You will ensure that the tenancy support team works to the businesses key objectives so that all our tenant’s needs are met and we continue to lead my example in the private rented sector. You will be a hands on team player, happy sharing your own knowledge and expertise. Your Hardworking, enthusiastic, reliable and approachable nature, along with your great communications skills & a willingness to learn will make you a great addition to our professional family.

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Empty Homes Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £30,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st May 2022

As Empty Homes Manager you will liaise with empty homes officers in councils, take referrals from the Scottish Empty Homes Advice Service, from community reports, local knowledge and proactive engagement with owners where possible. You will work to clear criteria for assessing end use and viability of any empty properties, including analysing costs, scope of works required, and the needs of the owner.

You will work alongside other colleagues within the Assets Management Team to successfully deliver a programme of empty property purchase, refurb, communal repairs and preparation for the rental market. As part of the growth plans within Homes for Good, and as part of the National Empty Homes strategy, you will help us bring at least 30 homes back to life within this project.

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) is funded by Scottish Government and hosted by Shelter Scotland. Its key aim is to encourage Scotland’s private sector long term empty homes back into use. This is the Scottish Government definition of long term empty properties, identified as empty for 6 months or more and liable for council tax. However, we are also interested in bringing some of the 45,000+ properties that are exempt from council tax back into use.

SEHP research shows that for many owners, barriers to making properties homes again may be insufficient funding to make a property suitable for sale or rent and/or lack of demand in the area where the property is located. For these owners, a scheme where properties are bought by an organisation and refurbished, can be the difference between bringing the property back into use, or it remaining empty and causing a detrimental impact to the local community.

HFG is recruiting a Dedicated Empty Homes Manager with financial support from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership, funded by the Scottish Government and hosted by Shelter Scotland, to assist with tackling the problem of empty homes in the West of Scotland. This is a two year pilot programme, intended to demonstrate the value of a dedicated empty homes professional, the sharing of best practice to address empty homes issues, and to bring neglected empty properties back to life as much needed homes. There is possibility of extending the project subject to evaluation and achievement of outcomes.

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This vacancy has now closed

Tenant and Community Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,100 – £25,200
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st May 2022

This role is central to our relationships – based approach to working with our tenants and within the communities where we have homes - reducing tenants’ social isolation, improving confidence and skills, and making things happen within our communities. You will work closely with the wider HFG team, local people and community partner organisations to access services, develop an events programme and access local training and leisure opportunities. This will include both online and face to face activities and events, working with tenants on a one to one basis and as part of a group, or through social media engagement.

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Senior Tenancy Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £28,000
  • Homes for Good, Bridgeton, G40 & Dennistoun, G31 with some home working. Travel within Greater Glasgow & West of Scotland.
  • Closing 2nd September 2022

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Tenancy Support /officer to join our fast paced & dynamic professional family. Always working to our core values of being kind, honest, friendly and fair we provide a high standard of service to all our customers (tenants and landlords alike), ensuring quality by investing in the team’s expertise and always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.

You will have demonstrable experience supporting vulnerable adults. Your role will be key in providing support to our most vulnerable and complex tenants through providing innovative person centred support and excellent customer service to help them sustain their tenancies in happy, stable homes.

You will be a hands on team player, happy sharing your own knowledge and expertise. Your Hardworking, enthusiastic, reliable and approachable nature, along with your great communications skills & a willingness to learn will make you a great addition to our professional family.

Key Responsibilities

  • Tenants and properties – Managing a portfolio of tenants with complex needs. Helping them sustain their tenancy by maintaining their household, paying bills and rent including managing arrears repayment where needed. Helping tenants with income maximisation, energy accounts, mental & physical wellbeing and social inclusion. This includes property management and repair recording for your portfolio.
  • Team – Overseeing and Supporting other members of the tenancy support team in their roles by providing guidance in relation to tenancy sustainment and wellbeing.
  • Benefits – Taking the lead on welfare and benefit claims such as housing benefit, universal credit, personal independence payments and employment & support allowance.
  • Engagement – Working and liaising with our Tenant & Community Development Officer about planned workshops and projects.
  • Reporting – Recoding progress of all actions and updating systems on a regular basis.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent level of work experience in a relevant field
  • Have a UK driving licence with access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • A willingness to work towards a letting agent qualification (Letwell/ Safeagent/ PropertyMark)
  • Excellent IT skills including use of Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrable excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated, self-driven and dynamic individual with a primary objective to help others reach their full potential
  • Ability to work in a busy & changing environment with the flexibility to embrace change at short notice
  • Able to cope under pressure and support team members to achieve positive outcomes
  • Ability to take a person centred approach to tenancy support & sustainment
  • A good knowledge of the welfare system, financial inclusion & mental health
  • Act as introducer & representative with primary, secondary & third sector services through community networks & health partnerships
  • Openness to experiences of and communicating with people with complex needs who may have experienced trauma
  • Ability to maintain a non-judgemental attitude & have excellent listening skills
  • Good analytical skills in gathering evidence with an emphasis on critical thinking and strategic planning of individual cases
  • Work in harmony with all other HFG team members to ensure that the company’s core values are being met whilst striving for operational excellence across the board

About Us

Homes for Good is Scotland’s first social enterprise letting agency, now forming part of a dynamic social business group. Established in 2013, with offices in Bridgeton & Dennistoun, we manage and own over 550 properties within Greater Glasgow & the West of Scotland.

Our focus is on leading by example in the private rented sector, creating safe happy homes for tenants and sounds investments for landlords. Our relationships and customer care standards with tenants and landlords alike set us apart from the rest of the industry.

Operating across all sectors of the private rented sector, we have in house expertise to enable us to provide help to tenants in areas including energy efficiency advice, financial health, interior design and employability. Our approach to tenancy support is what makes Homes for Good unique within the private rented sector.

Our Values

Home is the foundation of all of our lives, and we recognise the importance of a safe and secure home, and our responsibilities for the properties we manage. Our values underpin everything we do, and our day to day behaviours, as a team and as individuals, reflect these. They are:

How you feel is important to us.

We know that moving to a new home, or letting a property can be both exciting and stressful. We will always be a warm, friendly voice, providing straightforward help and advice. We are here to support you at every stage of your journey with us. We really want to help and we will want to make sure you always feel heard, respected and taken care of.

We offer real quality and our standards are high.

The quality of the homes we manage and own really matters. We want the level of service we offer and our attention to detail to be the best it can be. We are not perfect, but we try very hard! We aim high to inspire others to do the same too, and we never stop challenging ourselves to be better.

We know our stuff

We invest time and money in our training and professional development, keeping up to speed with current legislation, market trends and general business practice. We value and develop our community and industry networks to make sure we know what’s going on and benchmark ourselves against others in the social enterprise and property worlds. We are always learning, and you can rely on us to apply that knowledge in our work with you.

We always do the right thing.

Everyone has different needs and opinions. We treat everyone fairly and we will work hard to find the right solution in any situation. And if we make a mistake, we will own it, put it right, no question, and learn from it.

We don’t give up at the first hurdle.

When there is a problem, we will put time and effort into solving it. We will always go as far as we can to help you on a practical level, and we always have our thinking caps on about how can make things better.

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