Part Time Housing Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover) – 16 Hours per week
£26,413 – £31,232 Pro rata (based on 35 hour working week)
ASH Co-op is a thriving tenant-managed housing co-op in Cambridge. We have three part-time staff and are looking for a focused, committed, self-motivated and enthusiastic person to join us for approximately one year starting in February 2017.
This is a varied front-line role involving collecting rent and taking enquiries, including maintenance requests and applications for membership. It also involves monitoring budgets, some basic accounting and general office administration. You must be IT literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and will ideally have previous experience of housing work, or a similar office environment.
The successful applicant will work Wednesday and one or two other days each week as agreed.
The Argyle Street Housing Co-operative (ASH Co-op or, more commonly, the Co-op) is a housing co-operative in Cambridge offering shared accommodation for individuals who wish to have greater control over their housing situation than that offered by ordinary rented accommodation. All on one site and situated around four communal gardens, we offer a range of four, six and ten person houses for single people and a number of two-room flats, predominantly occupied by single parents and couples with children but also by people with special circumstances.
Fundamental to our policy is that of equal opportunities so that members may live and work together co-operatively without fear of discrimination based on gender and sexual preference, race, religion, disability or indeed anything else which may compromise their effective involvement in the organisation and running of the community in which they live.
Member involvement drives ASH Co-op. By the notion of ‘work together’ we mean getting together and acting to do the things that would ordinarily be undertaken, with varying degrees of tenant satisfaction, by profit motivated landlords or the impersonal bureaucracy of regular Housing Associations. From the banalities of rent collection, maintenance and repairs to the more spirited activities of community development and celebration.
Members move on for all sorts of reasons. Hence there is always room for new members with vibrant personalities and creative views to enable us to continue to grow, evolve and, above all, further the ideal a collective community based on equality and fairness. If this appeals to you we welcome you to join us.