£15,080 Average salary at age 20
£30,680 Average Salary
33 Average hours per week


Housing officers assess and address housing needs of particular localities and individuals and oversee the day-to-day management of rented properties belonging to local authorities or housing associations.

Main Tasks

  • Oversees the day-to-day running of rented properties including arranging for the signing of leases, rent collection and maintenance work;
  • Interviews prospective tenants and allocates properties to waiting list applicants;
  • Carries out regular inspections of properties to assess and ensure they are in a good state of repair;
  • Ensures that special needs accommodation is suited to the needs of particular groups such as the elderly and disabled, and that statutory requirements for providing accommodation are met;
  • Refers tenants to appropriate sources of benefits and welfare;
  • Deals with payment of rents and arrears, arranges for legal action where necessary;
  • Supports tenants’ groups;
  • Works closely with other agencies such as social services departments and welfare rights groups.


Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant work experience. NVQs/SVQs in Housing are available at Levels 2, 3 and 4. Professional qualifications are available and may be required for some posts.

What Housing officers studied in higher education

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What Housing officers studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy5
(L7) Human & social geography3
(L3) Sociology13
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology11
(X9) Others in education1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(Q3) English studies2
(L2) Politics2
(F9) Others in physical sciences1
(R4) Spanish studies1
(L9) Others in social studies1
(N5) Marketing1
(W4) Drama1
(M1) Law by area2
(M2) Law by topic4
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine2
(L1) Economics2
(N1) Business studies4
(X3) Academic studies in education2
(L5) Social work8
(X1) Training teachers1
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)8
(P3) Media studies1
(N2) Management studies2
(V1) History by period2
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science1

UK Prospects

66700 Workforce Size
4.00% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
6485 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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