Housing Officer

Employer Information

Depaul

E: depaul@depaulcharity.net

T: DePaul ROI Office 00353 1453 7111/ NI Office 02890 647755

W: https://ie.depaulcharity.org/

Depaul wishes to recruit to the following role: Housing Development Officer
Central Office – Dublin City Centre based Permanent Position
Salary €46,382 per annum
Full time post of 35 hours per week on a hybrid model

Role:
Depaul is a values-led organisation working with a number of services throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In this role, the post-holder will support the SHDL in the delivery of the Depaul Housing Association (DHA) development pipeline

Key Areas of Responsibility:
Property Development:
Follow through to completion the acquisition and refurbishment of properties already in the development pipeline
In consultation with the SHDL and Depaul Services colleagues, identify and negotiate new development opportunities
Preparation of development scheme briefs for submission to the DHA Board of Trustees for approval
Submit CAS and CALF funding applications to the relevant local authorities with whom DHA is working
Instruct solicitors to act on behalf of DHA in property/site acquisitions
Organise valuations and survey reports as required
Appoint and liaise with design consultants in regards to property refurbishments
Understanding of, and experience of, working with multi-disciplinary design teams
Monitor the progress of developments including attendance at site meetings
Liaise with Housing Management colleagues 
Financial:
Prepare scheme cost breakdowns and complete CAS application forms and CALF & P&A financial modelling spreadsheet and application forms
Liaise with colleagues in Finance in relation to cash-flow forecasting and drawdown of grant funding
Approval of construction cost invoices and consultants’ fees within prescribed limits
Ensure tendering procedures are carried out fully in accordance with EU Procurement Guidelines
Preparation and submission of claims for the drawdown of the balance of CAS funds and CALF/HFA funding
Property Handovers
Collate all revenant certifications relating to property refurbishments/builds
Asset Management
In conjunction with Housing Management colleagues, ensure that properties are maintained to an excellent standard and in compliance with relevant Health & Safety standards
In conjunction with Housing Management colleagues, arrange for periodic stock condition surveys to be undertaken to inform the Association’s Sinking Fund requirements

Person Requirements:
A minimum of 2 years working in a development role within the social and voluntary housing sector or similar environment 
A full driving licence and use of a car 
A relevant third level qualification in construction, project management on construction projects, QS, design, housing or equivalent, or working towards same 
A minimum of 1 year of regular use of IT systems with a good proficiency in Excel, Word & Databases 
An ability to work both independently and as part of a team 
Experience in working with other support providers i.e. Housing First & SLI
Understanding of why people become homeless or may be at risk of homelessness and the issues they present with, particularly in relation to substance misuse 
Respect for the values and beliefs of Depaul and its founding partners 
A commitment to and an understanding of equal opportunities and diversity issues 
A commitment to high standards of Health & Safety good practise 
Commitment to the provision of quality standards of housing for tenants 

 

  • Permanent
  • Central Office
  • Closing date: Sunday 30 Jun 2024
  • Salary: £46382
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