Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Housing Scheme Officer - St. Benedict's


The Housing Scheme Officer will report into the Conference President. Under their direction, they will provide support, guidance and assistance to tenants, as required, and ensure the effective administration, operation and maintenance of the housing scheme.

Housing Scheme Officer – St. Benedict’s

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St. Benedict’s Malahide (East Region)


Permanent Full Time


37.5 hours per week


Thursday 23rd January 2020

Closing Date:  

Monday 17th February 2020


The ideal candidates will possess the following:

  • Job Holder should be educated to at least diploma level in a social care/ social housing management or related discipline or demonstrate at least 2 years equivalent knowledge and experience in a housing management environment
  • Social Housing management practice and administration.
  • Knowledge of Principle and Best Practices in Social Care.
  • Knowledge of Housing legislation as it relates to the Social Housing Sector
  • Knowledge of Housing Law/tenancy agreements.
  • Knowledge of Data Protection and best practice in record keeping.
  • Knowledge of Standards in rented/social housing
  • Experience in the community / voluntary sector/housing / social care environment.
  • Experience of working in a residential property orientated environment.
  • Experience of working with a wide range of people who are: vulnerable, homeless, elderly, low income households.
  • Experience of working with other social landlords, statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • Experience of core housing management tasks (allocations, resident’s associations, rent collection, repairs, tenancy management).
  • Experience of working with the public in a customer-oriented environment.
  • Proven examples of resolving difficult situations
  • Possess excellent written communication skills, ability to write reports, letters, memos.
  • Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Financial, budget management & administration skills.
  • Computer literacy with experience that includes word-processing, spreadsheets, presentation packages, e-mail, electronic schedulers and internet.
  • Ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work on own initiative and also be part of a team.
  • An ability to quickly establish and maintain rapport with a diverse range of stakeholders and to manage on-going working relationships and work plans.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.



If you meet these requirements and have the desire to join one of Ireland’s best known, trusted and respected not-for-profit organisations please fill out the form below and attach the completed job application form.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview.

SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer