Charity registered in Scotland SC040094
Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. Our innovative education, employment, housing and well-being services address individual needs and help people to transform their lives. We currently deliver services in eight regions and have ambitious plans to help more people in more places across the UK.
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
Crisis is currently recruiting for a Landlord Liaison Officer in Edinburgh to recruit Private Rented Sector landlords to the service.
About the role
As LANDLORD LIAISON OFFICER, you will be involved in encouraging and attracting landlords to work alongside Crisis to provide private tenancies to people experiencing homelessness. You will provide information and advice about the service, and act as the primary contact for landlords and letting agencies.
This is a temporary role for 8 - 10 months.
To be successful in this role you will be experienced in engaging and working with landlords and letting agencies. You will need to demonstrate the ability to advocate effectively, with good negotiating, interpersonal, and networking skills. You will have demonstrable knowledge of the welfare benefits system and desirable knowledge of the legal framework and systems around PRS housing in Scotland.
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
• Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
• Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
• 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.