london Borough of Haringey are rescouring a new exciting role for an income management officer! To undertake timely and robust recovery action to prevent arrears and maximise income; and to work collaboratively with colleagues in the team ensuring prompt escalation, legal or other recovery action is identified and actioned as necessary, regardless of tenure.
- To understand the rules for welfare benefit and the principles of income maximisation and to support tenants to improve their financial and digital capabilities, promoting and assisting them with the take-up and use of these services irrespective of tenure. Make referrals for tenants to internal services and external agencies to secure the best financial outcomes for them and HfH and provide excellent customer service in response to queries and whilst monitoring and managing accounts.
- To support tenants through home visits including during evening and weekends, benefit advice, understanding rent accounting and tenancy obligations as it relates to payments, providing an holistic approach to help residents to pay their rent and other charges.
- To understand and fully utilise the mobile and digital technologies, using the agreed IT systems as directed to prioritse debt prevention and collection, using your initiative to properly adapt actions to meet individual needs whilst achieving performance targets.
- To work collectively with colleagues and other teams across the Council and Hfh to provide an excellent income management service to residents, considering the wider needs of the team, department and HfH
- To pro-actively monitor rent accounts and implement effective solutions to stop tenants getting into debt, making timely referrals where necessary for the commencement or escalation of legal action or to the support services to enable them to maximise their benefit income or to obtain assistance to improve their financial capabilities.
- To show strong initiative in dealing with both current and Former Tenants’ arrears cases using best practice in the credit control and financial management sectors, maintaining regular, contact with tenants to ensure commitments / arrangements made are adhered to, escalating where necessary.
- To be fully aware of the available financial / digital inclusion products or services and be able to offer good quality advice and assistance, promoting affordable credit solutions, offering basic bank accounts, credit union membership and other viable alternatives to support financial empowerment. Liaising, signposting and making referrals to specialist teams or services as appropriate
Payrate: £21.44 umbrella