Housing Management

Housing Management Trainee

Role title: Housing Management Trainee

Location: Dublin

Length: Initial 12 month contract with the aim of progressing to permanency and pursuing accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) on successful completion of the first 12 months.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 37 hours per week

Role Description: Housing Officers provide housing management services to tenants who live in homes owned by AHBs. The day to day role of a Housing Officer includes dealing with the letting of new homes, ongoing tenancy and estate management, and leading on tenant engagement. Housing Officers work in their communities supporting tenants, whilst ensuring tenancy conditions are followed and that estates remain great places to live; working closely with other stakeholders such as local authorities and community groups. Housing Officers act as the main point of contact between an AHB and tenants, managing the relationship between both parties and providing a professional and high quality service to tenants. For Purpose is searching for a Housing Management Trainee to join Co-operative Housing Ireland.

The first 12 months of the traineeship will involve acquiring practical experience in the role, on completion of this the trainee will commence studying for accreditation to become a chartered member of the CIH. In addition to pursuing accreditation with the CIH, a comprehensive training and development programme is also in place to support the growth of your professional skills and knowledge of the housing sector. While undergoing your traineeship, you will be provided with a dedicated For Purpose mentor with an extensive background in housing who you will meet with each month for a mentoring session.  You will also attend training sessions with other trainees in social housing for one day per month covering soft skills (e.g. presentation skills, communication skills, report writing) and social housing knowledge. Trainees also attend roundtable sessions throughout the year and participate in peer-led learning activities such as learning lunches.

Traineeships in housing management on the For Purpose programme offer a competitive package including provision of full training requirements to become a qualified Housing Officer and the chance to have a direct impact in addressing Ireland’s housing needs.

Person Profile: Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to solving Ireland’s social housing needs? We are searching for a graduate with the following profile:

  • Minimum level 7 degree in any discipline
  • Strong communication and relationship management skillset
  • Organisation skills and ability to manage a varied workload
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • High motivation level
  • High degree of initiative, flexibility and creativity
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and ability to work on own initiative
  • Full clean driving licence

If you have the above profile and you are searching for an opportunity to begin a career in the not-for-profit sector then we would like to hear from you!

Remuneration & Benefits:

The role offers a number of attractive benefits and a remuneration package including:

  • Starting salary of €23,000 rising after 12 months
  • Full provision of training requirements to gain chartered CIH accreditation
  • Comprehensive training and development programme including one to one mentoring sessions, group training sessions with other For Purpose trainees, roundtable sessions and peer-led learning activities
  • Positive and flexible working environments
  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Career progression opportunities
  • City centre location
  • Contributing to meet Ireland’s social housing needs 

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum level 7 degree in any discipline 

How to Apply:

Applications have now closed

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