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Barnsbury Housing Association is a small neighbourhood-based housing association, formed in 1967 to provide genuinely affordable rented housing in Barnsbury, Islington.

We’re registered as a charitable housing association, and are governed by a voluntary Board which is supported by two committees.

Barnsbury Housing Association is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.


Housing Assistant – Part time (25 hours per week)

£23,000 – £25,000 p/a pro-rata

Barnsbury Housing Association are looking for an extremely organised person with excellent customer service skills who is able to build positive and successful relationships with a diverse range of people.

We are looking for a Housing Assistant to make a real difference to both our services and tenants. This is an exciting new role and will be crucial to our future success.  This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who would like to get involved in all aspects of housing and property management and/or would like to develop a career in social housing,

In addition, the successful candidate will need to:

  • have experience of working in a housing organisation, in a customer facing role
  • have excellent communication skills
  • be a great team player and able to work collaboratively
  • have a positive outlook and can do approach
  • be customer focused and able to proactively solve problems
  • be highly organised, with excellent admin and IT skills
  • be numerate, preferably with experience of arrears management • be resilient and able to stay calm under pressure.

Application Form

Recruitment Pack

All applications must be submitted to Karen Cooper, KC Consulting  at kcconsulting@btinternet.com.

CLOSING DATE: 9:00am Friday 1st March 2019.  


Finance Officer – Part time (21 hours per week)

up to £25,000 p/a (pro rata – depending on experience)

Barnsbury Housing Association are looking for a Finance Officer with excellent customer service skills who is able to build positive and successful relationships with a diverse range of people.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, your main duties will be:

  • Matching, checking and coding purchase ledger invoices
  • Making payment via BACS
  • Processing staff expenses
  • Setting up new suppliers
  • Reconcile supplier statements
  • Managing petty cash and writing cheques
  • Process direct debits and other payments into the system
  • Process rent receipts into the system on daily basis
  • Reconcile nominal ledger, purchase and rent ledgers
  • Be first point of contact for all relevant enquiries
  • Maintaining strong relationship with customers and suppliers
  • Liaise with external payroll provider on a regular basis to ensure staff are paid on-time

The ideal candidate should:

  • Demonstrate past experience working in a similar role
  • Solid experience of key accountability principles and processes
  • Experience of working in Sage 50 is essential
  • Experience in Excel and Microsoft office packages
  • Ability to work to deadlines

Application form

All applications must be submitted to Head of Finance, info@barnsbury.org.

CLOSING DATE: 9:00am Friday 1st March 2019.