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Cill Dara Housing Association occasionally has vacancies within our team and we will advertise these vacancies on this website and elsewhere. A list of our current vacancies is provided below.

Housing Officer

Housing Officer Role Profile

Full time – 36.5 hours per week
€31,000 -€35,000 per annum

Cill Dara Housing Association has been providing social housing in Co. Kildare since 1993. As mid-sized Approved Housing Body (AHB) we are committed to providing high quality homes and services in safe, sustainable, and well managed communities.

Our core values, (accountable, respect, customer & community focused, and open & honest), help us all focus on working together to create better homes and stronger communities.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a skilled and suitably experienced housing professional to join our housing services team and work closely with our tenants and communities to achieve positive outcomes. We are looking for someone who is committed to providing exceptional services to tenants and making a significant contribution to the achievement of our strategic goals and vision.

As a Housing Officer you’ll be responsible for managing a patch of properties under the direction of the Senior Housing Officer. You will deal with all aspects of housing, tenancy management and customer services for our tenants in a responsive, efficient, and professional manner. Your small patch size of around 200 homes will allow you to really get to know your tenants and communities and work to develop tailored solutions that respond to tenants needs.

Suitable candidates will have a relevant qualification in Housing Studies, Property Management, or related discipline or hold at least 2 years’ experience from a similar role.
Own vehicle with class 2 insurance and full clean driving license is required – a mileage allowance applies.
Good understanding of MS Office.

You will:
Manage of patch of around 200 properties, dealing with all aspects of housing and tenancy management including allocations, lettings, rent collection, rent arrears recovery, and tenant disputes.
Be solutions focused, working with tenants, communities and partners to achieve positive outcomes.
Manage incidents of anti-social behaviour, breach of tenancies and other complaints.
Liaise with tenants and community groups to encourage participation and involvement.
Be responsible for tenant communication tools such as our website and newsletters.

At least 2 years’ experience in a housing management environment.
Experience of core generic housing management tasks including arrears management.
Experience of working with the public in a customer-oriented environment.
Experience of community development work.
Knowledge of GDPR, RTB Legislation and Housing Regulation.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
Good organisational and time-management skills.
To participate on forums/working groups/committees as required.
Participate in an on-call rota covering out of hours emergencies.
Promote a culture which delivers excellent services to our tenants and promotes our core values.

Working for Cill Dara Housing Association:

Kildare Town based with flexible working hours/ days and hybrid working options for discussion with the right candidate.
24 days annual leave excluding office closures for public holidays.
Employer matched Defined Contribution Pension Scheme (up to 5% matched) – after 6 months and successful completion of probationary period.
Employee assistance program.
Free car-parking on site.
4pm Friday finish.
Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Membership.
Further learning and development opportunities.

Application Details : How to Apply

To apply for this role please send your CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the criteria for this role to Phillip Morrison-Gale, Cill Dara Housing Association Chief Executive, by email:
Closing Date for Applications: 12pm on Monday 2nd October 2023

Board Members

Cill Dara Housing Association is currently working to strengthen its board through the recruitment of a new member with with legal experience in areas such as employment law, charity law and/or landlord/tenant legislation.

This is a great opportunity to make a positive difference and contribute to the success of a local organisation with a strong social purpose.   If you feel you have the relevant skills we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact our Chief Executive at