Annual salary: up to £22,000.00


Full time – 12 Month FTC – up to £22,000 per annum DOE

The Ministry of Justice has developed a ground-breaking service to enable prison leavers, who would otherwise be homeless, to escape the vicious cycle of crime by providing temporary accommodation upon release from prison.

The Administrative Assistant position is a new role and forms part of the front-line delivery team providing accommodation and support to people, who may be vulnerable or have a special housing need, upon release from prison.

Pastoral, floating support to assist the management and sustainment of the residency manage the accommodation forms part of the service provision. The key requirement of this service is to ensure that no one leaves prison without the offer of a place to live from their first night in the community and to support a pathway to settled accommodation.

The role is to support the allocation of bedspaces across two regions ensuring that people are accommodated in properties which are safe and compliant within agreed contractual timescales.

The post holder will be required to maintain accurate records and ensure Mears internal systems are updated and accurate at all times.

As part of the CAS-3 Voids and Allocations team as Administrator, your duties will include –

  • Work with our MOJ partners and internal departments within Mears to ensure that people leaving prison are allocated into available properties within contractual timescales and with appropriate risk assessment.

  • Work with Mears Resident Welfare Officers and Repairs and Maintenance Team to ensure bed spaces and properties are fit for purpose and relatable within contractual timescales.

  • Maintain accurate records and ensure Mears internal systems are updated and accurate at all times.

  • Record and monitor allocation of bedspaces across the service
  • Ensure the allocation process operates smoothly and that all parties are provided with relevant information and reports
  • Work with the Voids and Allocations manager to maximise bedspace occupancy and minimise void periods
  • About Mears

    Mears currently employs around 6,000 people and provides services in every region of the UK. In partnership with our Housing clients, we maintain, repair and upgrade the homes of hundreds of thousands of people in communities from remote rural villages to large inner-city estates. Mears has extended its activities to provide broader housing solutions to solve the challenge posed by the lack of affordable housing and to provide accommodation and support for the most vulnerable.

    We focus on long-term outcomes for people rather than short-term solutions and invest in innovations that have a positive impact on people’s quality of life and on their communities’ social, economic and environmental wellbeing. Our innovative approaches and market leading positions are intended to create value for our customers and the people they serve while also driving sustainable financial returns for our providers of capital, especially our shareholders.


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