Income Co-ordinator (Rent / Service Charge Accountant)

Job reference: 000710

Work Location: Within the Boundaries of Tees Valley

Closing date: 05/12/2021

Salary: £29,006 per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Finance

Role Category: Home-based

Hours per week: 37 hours per week

Anticipated Interview Date: 10 and 13 December

Contract Duration: Permanent

Role Category - the way you'll work:

This role has been categorised as home-based, meaning that you will work from home for the majority of the working week because you can fully deliver services in that way. Although you’ll be a home-based colleague, you might sometimes need to be physically present at another location or be expected to travel to a Thirteen hub for collaborative work. 

The Role:

We’re looking for an Income Co-ordinator on a full time, permanent basis to assist and support in the delivery of an effective income setting service across the business, delivering outstanding customer service aligned to strategic objectives and aiding in income maximisation, with responsibility for supporting service, rent and other charge setting, budget monitoring and review processes.

You’ll be supporting the Head of Finance (Income) and the Income Analyst in the provision and reconciliation of rent and service charge information for customers. You’ll ensure that we remain legally compliant and safe with setting and reviewing of rent, service, and other charges. 

As a member of the service income team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with other teams across our organisation. You’ll gain a great understanding of the wider business, and how the service income team can support and influence decision making with a view to maximising income whilst ensuring we deliver high quality value for money services to our customers. 

Though this is primarily a home-based role there will be occasions where you’ll have the flexibility to carry out scheme visits and residents’ meetings, and occasional office based collaborative meetings. 

The Person:

We’d be interested in hearing from you if you’re a Service Charges Accounting Officer/ Finance Officer or other suitably qualified individual ideally with a broad housing sector experience to join our specialist service income team. 

If you’re a flexible and adaptable with an eye for detail, possessing excellent numerical skills, spreadsheet and database knowledge and are customer focused then please read on. 

You’ll have relevant experience of service charge setting and/or accounting, including budget monitoring and reserve fund reconciliations. You’ll also have experience of multiple tenure accommodation types, including leasehold and shared ownership with a knowledge of lease and tenancy interpretation is also an advantage. 

With a good understanding of housing and financial systems and processes, you’ll be performance-driven and capable of working under pressure, working to tight time scales and deadlines. 

With demonstrable experience in the solving of challenging numerical reconciliations and problems, you’ll be a team player and able to work as an individual using your own initiative. You’ll have a clear understanding of our values and behaviours and be able to evidence examples in your interview.

The future is exciting, and we only want the best to be part of it.

At Thirteen we're about homes and so much more.....

At Thirteen, we’re more than just a landlord. We believe everyone is an individual. That’s why we don’t just provide properties; we offer a home to suit each person’s needs.

And we’re not just about somewhere to live; our range of extra services means we can give people a helping hand specifically tailored to them if they need it.

Our strength, capacity and ambition to deliver what our customers need means we can change things for the better.

We’re the largest housing association in the North East and among the biggest 25 nationally.  Today we own and manage some 34,000 properties in the North East region, 30,000 of them in the Tees Valley. Thirteen is still an organisation that’s local at its heart - and although our work is largely in the Tees Valley, we welcome applications from further afield because our ways of working mean we can often be flexible about where our colleagues are based.

Our skilled colleagues and board directors work tirelessly to support 70,000 tenants and customers, bringing a breadth of experience and a can-do attitude to ensure a high-quality customer experience.  We welcome applications form people of all backgrounds to join our committed team.

​​​​​​​So come and be part of making a difference. Great days for everyone are made at Thirteen.

Are you up for the challenge of bringing our vision to life and having great days at work?

There’s more information about this role in the documents attached to this advert, including the benefits of working for Thirteen.

If you’d like to talk more about the role please contact Emma Parker Senior Business Partner (Income) on 01642 668613 or Rob Thompson Head of Finance (Income) for an informal discussion on 07921474171.

In some circumstances, for example roles that are critical to the business where the market demand for candidates with that skillset is particularly high, we may shortlist, interview and potentially make an offer during the period that the advert is open. 



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