Assistant Housing Officer (Job Share)

  • Position: Assistant Housing Officer (Job Share)
  • Location: Greenock
  • Salary: £33,409 - £36,523 pro rata
  • Hours: 14 hours per week
  • Grade: EVH Grade 6
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 19 June 2024, 12:00

The Role

Cloch’s vision is to deliver services which exceed customer expectations. The focus of the role of the Assistant Housing Officer will be to operate our allocation and void management process, monitor waiting lists, transfers, homelessness and nominations, deal with estate management issues, environmental audits, encourage tenant participation, provide tenancy support to assist with tenancy sustainment and work in partnership with our Repairs team.  The Assistant Housing Officer will provide support to the Housing Officers where applicable and contribute to the smooth running of the team covering all aspects of the service.

The full job description and person specification for the post can be found within our recruitment pack which is available to download opposite or from our website, under current vacancies. If you have problems downloading the pack, please contact our Corporate Services Team on 01475 783 637.

Who Are Cloch?

Cloch Housing Association is a registered social landlord operating in Inverclyde, Scotland. Our office is in Greenock, which has excellent transport links and a beautiful coastal travel route in both directions. In 2018, the Association celebrated its 50th year in operation and today we own over 1480 properties across the local area, with 50% of our houses being built after the year 2000. Many of our staff have been with us for over 20 years and we have a family feel culture, where everyone is highly valued. We provide quality housing and responsive customer services to ensure that we place communities and their people at the heart of everything we do.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Cloch team as we embark on a period of positive change. Between 2024 and 2026, we have ambitious plans to grow as an organisation. This is underpinned by working with outstanding colleagues, Staff & Board, who care, are forward-looking and committed to being the best we can be, which is supported by a culture that encourages innovation, collaboration, and solutions to combat the hurdles that are present in our housing sector.

What Do We Offer?

  • Salary Range: £33,409 - £36,523 pro rata (EVH Grade 6)
  • Employer and employee-defined contribution scheme. You will be automatically enrolled into the Scottish Housing Association’s Pension Scheme (SHAPS) providing you meet the auto-enrolment criteria.
  • 8 Weeks Annual Leave Including Public Holidays (pro rata)
  • Hybrid and Flexible Working Environment
  • Learning and Development Culture
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Paws Policy, (opportunity to bring your dog to work)
  • Teambuilding Sessions
  • Staff involvement in the development of the organisation
  • Dedicated volunteering time
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Health and Wellbeing Initiatives
  • Counselling Service
  • Professional Membership Fees

Culture and Values at Cloch

At Cloch, our people are crucial to our success. We pride ourselves on our ability to work together in achieving our objectives and have worked together to build an inclusive, diverse, and transparent culture where our employees are involved in key decision making and are provided with a platform to grow with us.

This ethos is underpinned by our core values:

  • Be Kind – to yourself, to others and in your approach to our services.
  • Be Positive – in attitude.
  • Be Better – and always look to improve everything you do.
  • Be Responsible – for yourself, your customers, and your community.

How to Fit at Cloch

We believe in a “can do” and reflective approach to life and learning. Change is welcomed here as we continually explore new ways of working and challenge existing processes to enhance how we do things.

Fit is important to us, and we know this will be important to you, so we would love to hear from you if you are someone who:

  • Shares our values.
  • Likes to be hands-on in their approach.
  • Is open and honest in their communication style.
  • Encourages others in their development and decision-making.
  • Holds an overall positive outlook and inspires others through this.

What’s Next?

To apply for this post, please submit your CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the essential criteria for the role to

Closing Date: 12 noon on Wednesday 19 June 2024.

Following this, shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend a face-to-face interview with the panel consisting of the Senior Officers – Housing & Communities. It is anticipated that interviews for the role will be held on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

All applications are very much welcome to us at Cloch. We are an inclusive employer and offer equal opportunities regardless of an individual’s age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. Candidates who declare that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the job will be offered an interview. If you have any queries about this role, or if you need any adjustments to support with your application, just let us know by emailing us in advance.