Minimum Requirement:

DURATION: 3 -6 months initially (with potential for extension dependent on circumstances)

LOCATION: Isle of Wight (this is a coastal / rural location and a vehicle will be required )

HOURS: 37 hours per week, Mon-Fri

We are seeking applicants with a background in Building Surveying, preferably with Social Housing or Environment experience (not essential)


  • Identifying the current properties (assisted by a  Support Officer who will be gathering intelligence data)
  • Listing / recording on our systems as necessary
  • Identifying which properties need assistance to bring them back into use
  • Liaising with Housing Associations, to establish their needs for leasing (or even purchasing) empty properties
  • Matching Housing Associations with property owners as applicable
  • Facilitating / enabling good relations to encourage and / or persuade owners to lease to HA’s for affordable housing.
  • Liaison with other interested agencies/providers/developers and the Council’s Landlord Incentives Scheme
  • Record details of owners/properties who may need further encouragement/enforcement
  • Enable ‘Grant Assistance’ cases where owners wish to deal direct with our Homelessness section in the scope of our grant policies (allowing direct placement of homeless people)


  • Knowledge of building construction, essential repairs, current market costs
  • Proven excellent spoken communication skills, with the ability to negotiate, empower and influence others
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision
  • Good ICT skills are essential, inclusive of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Experience of Uniform database systems ideal but not essential as training can be given
  • Good knowledge and experience of the residential housing market would be ideal
  • Good mathematical and English language abilities


If you are interested, please kindly confirm the following information for your application:

Home address

Date of Birth

National Insurance number


Any disabilities

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me

Kind Regards, 

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