Housing Officer (Private Sector) Ref 8448

School/department:  Estates, Facilities and Commercial Services
Hours: full time considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permenant
Reference: 8448
Salary: starting at £22,254 to £25,627 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 20 June 2022
Closing date: 04 July 2022 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 13 July 2022
Expected start date: ASAP 


Job description

Working as part of the Housing Services team, this position will be responsible for the delivery of advice to Sussex Students who do not live in University managed accommodation around successfully renting and living in private sector housing. The post holder will keep up to date with private sector renting legislation and the renting picture in the city and advise students via email, telephone, in-person drop-ins and appointments as well as through projects, events, and workshops. The post holder will also act as the first point of contact in the University for residents in the city who wish to feedback about Sussex student households in their area and will administer the University community complaints process, working with students, residents, and third-party agencies to resolve issues.

Please contact Naomi Barnard - Housing Services Manager (Private Sector and Community Liaison) – n.barnard@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8448 [PDF 272.20KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

  •  This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements and be full time. Please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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