Home Ownership Specialist

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1348855528-2
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Metropolitan Thames Valley
  • Location: London
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Real Estate & Property, Health and Safety, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Contract

About this Apprenticeship

This role: Home Ownership Specialist - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract - Part Time

Location: Farringdon

Salary: 21,975.60 - 22.5hrs per week. Full time equivalent salary of 36,626 based on a 37.5hr week.

At MTVH customers are our number one priority. We have come up with several internal structures and positions within our business to steadily deliver this promise not only to our customers but to our colleagues as well. For the role of Home Ownership Specialist, we seek proactive, customer-focused and communicative individuals who will contribute towards creating a positive impact to the way we provide our service.

This role will be challenging at points as you will be required to liaise with front line customers as well attend hearings and resident?s meetings or ensuring that all the tasks are carried out in line with policies and legislation's. On the other hand, the role is rewarding as you will be able to observe the positive impact you have made on our customers. In order to achieve this, there will be plenty of support available to you from your team and the organisation. You will engage in series of tasks including compliance with MTVH policies and processes, promotion of corporate values ? Care, Dare and Collaborate or providing advice on home ownership matters.

What you will need to succeed

  • Firstly, we expect you to be able to explain a complex information to a variety of audiences. This is important as you will be providing best practice and legislation advice on home ownership matters as well as providing supporting documentation for formal challenges and collaborating across teams to cover for colleagues as required.
  • You will need a keen eye for a detail, ability to interpret leases and a working knowledge and understanding of legal processes ?this might include lease extensions, solicitor enquiries during conveyancing and varying leases.
  • You will deal with a variety of processes ranging from re-mortgaging and leaseholder permissions to Right to Buy, Section 20 consultations, responding to observations and producing final accounts. Knowledge of relevant legislation would be beneficial - Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, Right to Buy under the Housing Act 1980 (Amended 1985), Housing (Right to Acquire) Regulations 1997 and the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act of 1993. Last but not least, you are expected to have proficiency in using wide range of IT systems and MS Office package as you will be ensuring that all processes are running smoothly and effectively.

Training information

We aim to provide cross-training to each one of our employees in this role, as it might happen, they will be temporarily required to work with different teams. This might happen as a mean to have effective work process even in times of sickness and/or maternity/paternity leave or similar events. All of the teams you might be part of are customer-focused and liaise both externally and internally.

Please note :- we do not currently offer visa sponsorship.

What?s in it for you?

Our benefits include:-

  • 28 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time) per year
  • 2 volunteering days per year for things like helping out in local communities
  • An additional ?Beliefs day? once a year to have an extra a day off
  • Supported family friendly approach with extended parental leave
  • Enhanced pension with matched contributions of up to 9%
  • Option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave per year
  • Life assurance cover 3 x your salary
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Hybrid Working - Dependent on job role and department
  • Health cash plan scheme for your everyday healthcare needs which you can add your family members too
  • Tenancy deposit ? interest free loan to help with rental deposits and season Ticket loan
  • Access to extensive learning and training opportunities with Wisebox platform
  • Colleague virtual social platform with our workplace pages where you can keep up to date with the organisational activity and link in with colleagues
  • Career progression across the organisation with our mentoring/coaching programmes, apprenticeships and career planning support
  • Employee Assistance Programme- We are committed to the wellbeing of our colleagues and support this as an organisation

About us

Learn more about our benefits and organisation by viewing our attached document

Our promise

Here at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH) we want to capture the value that difference brings and are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. We work collaboratively ?Serving people better every day? to educate, support and develop all of our diverse employees and the communities that we serve.

We want every employee and every customer to feel comfortable enough to be their true self and are working tirelessly in the background to create an environment that encourages our employees to challenge non-inclusive behaviours and to be mindful of their own and other?s wellbeing.

We provide a platform of Network groups for employees to share views, tell us what we?re doing well and recommend improvements. We want to create a real sense of community and a workforce who feel that their opinions are valued. Our Networks groups are:-

  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Disability

Our core values of Dare, Care and Collaborate demonstrate that we are a people focused business, solving social issues by working together!

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found so we do encourage you to complete the application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.