Enforcement Project Officer

West Yorkshire
£23,398 - £25,591
27 Nov 2017
24 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Enforcement Project Officer

Job reference: 222757

Location: Wakefield One, Burton St, Wakefield WF1 2EB

Salary: Grade 7 SCP 26 £23,398 - SCP £25,591.

This post is permanent and 37 hours per week.

The private rented housing market is expanding in the Wakefield district that is now home to more than 16,000 households and is an important part of the local housing offer. In response to this growth, we are looking for an innovative and 'can do' officer to support the delivery of a range of proactive private rented projects across our district.

This post will help us expand our programme of activity to meet targets in our 2013 - 2018 Housing Strategy aimed at encouraging the growth in well managed, good quality rented homes. You will work both proactively to support neighbourhoods through targeted multi-agency working and respond to tenant's request for service. The main areas of the job will focus on improving property standards including houses in multiple occupation and neighbourhood engagement.

The role will support a Senior Housing Officer in work with other teams within the Council and external partners and will suit someone with a strong community commitment.

There will also be support for investigations, enforcement and other intervention action. Out of hours work will also be required on occasion.

Applicants will need to be enthusiastic, good team workers with commitment, flexibility and have the ability to work on their own initiative.

You will ideally have worked in or have experience of property inspections, maintenance and repair.

Experience and knowledge of the private rented sector would be advantageous.

Should you have any queries then please don't hesitate to contact Gary Radford on 01924 306665.

Please visit http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/jobs-and-learning/jobs-and-careers to apply, or alternatively you can contact 0345 8506506 (typetalk calls welcome) for a paper application form.

Closing date: 24 December 2017.

Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.