For those who enjoy contact with a wide cross-section of the public, there are many opportunities in the ‘frontline’ of housing, dealing directly with tenants, their needs and their options.
You could be involved in managing an advice centre, helping the public with matters arising from housing legislation, landlord and tenant relationships or rents; or advising tenants on their welfare rights.
Your responsibilities could affect all sorts of initiatives from small sheltered housing schemes to large estates, from special needs housing to everyday maintenance of the housing service. Most importantly, your work could have a direct and beneficial effect on people and their standard of living.
However, there are many roles within housing and you can choose to specialise in housing law, housing finance or organisational management.