Jobs and Careers - East of England 2011 - (Page 19)

housing ROUND THE HOUSES Transform lives with a career in housing... P eople who own their own homes often forget that a third of the population live in rented housing. In fact, in Britain there are over fi ve million homes owned by housing associations and local councils. A team of staff need to be on hand to manage these houses, and provide the support and service the tenants need. This is where the housing profession comes in. LOWDOWN More than 150,000 people are employed in housing within the UK. Most of these work for local authorities and housing associations. However, housing jobs can also be found with housing trusts, co-operatives, voluntary organisations, the private sector and commercial bodies, as well as public service departments. Housing off ers a whole spectrum of careers: On-site For those seeking hands-on involvement, work will range from advising homeless people, allocating houses to tenants, collecting rents, managing repairs and performing standardised checks on houses. Organisation A team of behind-the-scenes fi nancial planners are also needed, as well as staff to organise the renovation and development of old council houses. There are also jobs in administration, payroll, human resource-based positions and customer service roles. WHO? A career in housing is suited to individuals with a genuine interest in people’s living conditions. Work can sometimes be challenging, so strong communication, negotiation and organisational skills are essential. Understanding and adapting to the needs of people with diverse cultural backgrounds, special needs and the elderly is also key. With new skills and areas to explore, employees can expect that no two days at work will be the same. Qualifi cations The Chartered Institute of Housing off ers a fl exible and accessible range of courses for housing workers at all levels (www.cih.org/careers). NVQs are useful; however school leavers or graduates can gain valuable fi rst-hand experience in the fi eld by contacting local Councils for Voluntary Services, many housing professionals begin their careers volunteering at grassroots level. www.jobsandcareersmag.com 19 http://www.cih.org/careers http://www.jobsandcareersmag.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jobs and Careers - East of England 2011

THE FAIRY JOBMOTHER
SURVEY YOUR CV
RETURN TO EARN
ROUND THE HOUSES
SPOTLIGHT
EDUCATION IS KEY
AIM HIGH
EMPLOYER EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND CREATIVITY
CHARITABLE BUSINESS
CARING & SHARING
10 CARE FACTS
A GUIDE TO THE EAST OF ENGLAND
NUMBERS IN THE NEWS
USEFUL CONTACTS

Jobs and Careers - East of England 2011

http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/jobsandcareersspring2020
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/jobsandcareersautum2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/jobsandcareersspring2019
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/JobsAndCareersAutumn2018
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/JobsAndCareersSpring2017
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/JobsAndCareersWithJamesCaanAutumn2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/JobsAndCareersWithSarahWillingham2016
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/JobsAndCareersAutunm2015
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/JobsandCareers2015
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs_and_Careers_2014
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-Hilary-Devey-2013
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-Hilary-Devey-2012
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-East-of-England-2012-13
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-Yorkshire-2012-13
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-West-Midlands-2012-13
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-Wales-2012-13
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-South-London-2012-13
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-North-London-2012-13
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-South-West
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-South-East-1
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-South-East-2
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-North-West-2012
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-East-Midlands-2012
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-Wales-2012
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-JamesCaan-2012
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-Yorkshire-2011
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-East-of-England-2011
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-South-London-2011
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-London-North-2011
http://europe.nxtbook.com/emp/JobsAndCareers/Jobs-and-Careers-West-Midlands-2011
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com