Housing Officer

Salary: £9.15 per hour

Service Name: Adult Services

Date Posted: 05 December 2018

Closing Date: 30 December 2018



New Start is a family run not-for-profit organisation providing residential and supported accommodation services for homeless people or people with little or no housing choice.


An exciting opportunity has arisen within our new female specific service for X 4 qualified Housing Officers. Hours of work include evening / weekend.




  • To oversee the safety and security of the building, staff, service users, and visitors; reporting any concerns to the Service Manager.

  • To take responsibility for the health and safety aspects of the building and service users whilst on shift; including health and safety checks, risk assessments and incident reports.

  • To undertake daily checks/nightly and weekly checks to ensure that the building, service users’ accommodation and communal/staff areas are free from hazards including testing of emergency/fire equipment and or evacuation procedures. 

  • Where hazards and or risks are identified, carry out risk assessments and incidents reports to minimise risk and record outcomes.

  • To comply with New Start’s Health and Safety policy and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of themselves and others.

  • To attend all relevant training provided in relation to Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and or any other training either mandatory or role specific recommended or identified as necessary to the role of Housing Officer. 

  • To carry out any administrative tasks as requested by the Relational Support Practitioners, Senior Relational Support Practitioners and Management.

  • To provide health and safety support to Relational Support Practitioners i.e. safe handling/disposing of sharps bins and other equipment.

  • To establish and maintain to the highest standard, a cleaning program, throughout the premises, including communal areas, offices and void rooms.

  • To act as security for the premises when on shift, ensuring concerns are acted upon and reported, in adherence to policy.

  • To act as concierge, ensuring access is restricted to service users, and other approved visitors only; raising concerns to the Service Manager and Police as appropriate.  

  • To act as Named First Aider and Fire Marshall.

  • To participate in a standby rota on rolling basis with other staff members.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV & Cover Letter to:

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New Start Ltd

The Job Bank

4 Tunnel Road


L7 6QD


Tel: 0151 708 7103

Fax: 0151 708 8239


Company No. 3452521