Housing Advisor
Student Central

Job reference: 001735

Location: Student Central

Closing date: 09/03/2021

Salary: Starting from £31,966 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: University of London Housing Service

Sub-Department: Private Housing Unit

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

The University of London

The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. We are a federal institution consisting of 17 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students.

Department of Residential Services

Residential Services provides a one-stop service for students, assisting them to find housing either in University halls of residence, self-catered accommodation or in the private rented sector through registration schemes for landlords, letting agencies and a range of private housing providers. We provide a housing advice service to support students when they are searching for or living in private accommodation. We also offer a service that gives academic visitors, commercial guests and others the opportunity to live in University accommodation.​​​​​​​

The Role

Do you have a passion for helping others, sense of justice and an enthusiastic and innovative approach?

Apply for the role of Housing Advisor at the University of London and help support students and staff living in the private rented sector.

We are seeking an individual to provide legal advice, advocacy and guidance to students and staff who are looking for and living in private rented housing. 

To succeed in this role, you will have relevant experience of working with people in an advisory capacity and an up-to-date knowledge of housing legislation and case law relating to private rented housing. An understanding of the main housing issues that students face in the private rented housing sector is essential. 

You will have an enthusiastic and innovative approach, combined with tact, discretion and the ability to deal professionally and empathetically with a range of student clients, landlords and others in an often pressured working environment.

We welcome applications both from candidates with Higher Education housing experience and those  with alternative sector experience but who can demonstrate a willingness to learn combined with a passion for providing excellent support services to customers.  

This is a fixed term maternity cover for 9 months, with a  possibility of extension.

For a full role profile, please refer to the job description below.

Further information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application (by clicking ‘apply for job’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on Tuesday 9th March 2021. 

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.

Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.

Please note that the University of London will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented in some levels within the University. All appointments will be are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description. 

Pursuing excellence in education and equal opportunities.