Private Sector Housing Officer

£31,602 – 37,308
23 Oct 2017
15 Nov 2017
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Rushmoor Borough Council

Environmental Health and Housing Services

Private Sector Housing Officer

G5/37 hours – permanent contract

Salary scale £31,602 – 37,308

Rushmoor Borough Council is situated in Farnborough, which is in North East Hampshire.  The council continues to provide an excellent service to residents enabling them to live in warm, safe and accessible homes.

Rushmoor is looking for a Private Sector Housing Officer to work within the Environmental Health and Housing Service.  The private sector housing team deal with all aspects of regulation and enforcement of housing standards, fire safety, conditions and licensing of HMOs, mandatory disabled facility grants, discretionary housing renewal grants/loans, immigration inspections and energy efficiency.

This is an exciting, challenging and rewarding role working within the private sector housing team. You will need to be self-motivated, empathetic, an excellent communicator and confident in making enforcement decisions to achieve positive outcomes for residents and landlords. 

If you are interested in applying for this role, the council would like you to have:-

  • Experience of assessing housing conditions using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS)
  • A knowledge of building construction and defects
  • Experience of inspecting and licensing HMOs
  • A knowledge of enforcement action and powers of entry under Housing Act 2004
  • A knowledge of new legislation to deal with rogue landlords under the Housing and Planning Act 2016
  • A knowledge of energy efficiency legislation in relation to privately rented properties
  • Experience of administering disabled facility grants and housing renewal grants and loans

For an informal discussion please call Hilary Smith, Private Sector Housing Manager on 01252 398637

Closing date:15th November 2017

Interviews: 6th December 2017

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