Housing Standards & Enforcement Officers

Location
Boston, Lincolnshire
Salary
Senior Officer up to £33,127, Officer up to £28,167
Posted
30 Nov 2017
Closes
30 Dec 2017
Ref
HSE2
Sector
Housing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Senior Housing Standards Officer up to £33127 (permanent)

Housing Standards Officers up to £28167 (2 year fixed term with options to extend)

Following two tranches of funding from DCLG for Boston’s innovative Rogue Landlord project; the Council has been successful in securing further resources from the Government’s Controlling Migration Fund to tackle and remedy the impact that rogue, criminal landlords have on the people and communities of Boston.  As a result, we are looking for FOUR skilled housing inspectors to help us protect the health, safety and welfare of those living within Boston’s private rented sector.

Although we are a small Council we are ambitious about our potential and passionate about ensuring our residents have a decent and safe home in which to live, work and play as this is key to health and wellbeing as well as attainment. These positions offer a great opportunity to contribute to delivering safe homes to support and protect vulnerable people within our borough - a corporate priority of the Council.

We are looking to recruit 3 Housing Standards Officers who will take a proactive role in the operation of the private sector housing team, responding effectively to service requests, conduct inspections, undertake assessments, and take the most appropriate course of action to address issues identified. We need officers who can engage effectively with landlords, tenants and partners such as Lincolnshire Police and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, and deliver improved housing standards across the borough and progress new initiatives.

We also require a Senior Officer who is suitably qualified and experienced to take a senior role in the day to day supervision of the housing inspectors and private sector housing team. You will be required to take lead role in the delivery of the service which works to improve the quality, safety, energy efficiency and management of housing within the borough, including undertaking enforcement where necessary and appropriate.

Successful applicants must have a relevant degree or equivalent Environmental Health or Housing related professional qualification including a Housing Health and Safety Rating System certificate. You must be able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of housing and other legislation relevant to the post: specifically the Acts relating to housing conditions, enforcement, grants and the licensing of houses in multiple occupation.

Applicants for the senior officer role will ideally be able to demonstrate a history of service development/ improvement and a proven track record of delivering effective private sector housing improvements through appropriate enforcement. Supervisory or management experience is essential

We obviously face challenges and you will need to be committed to resolving the housing condition issues the borough has with the resources the council has available. Applications from graduates or newly qualified EHO with the right level of effort, enthusiasm and commitment will be considered for the Housing Standards Officers posts.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post please contact Stuart Horton on 01205 314518 or email your questions to stuart.horton@boston.gov.uk  For further information, please visit our website at www.boston.gov.uk. If you require assistance please contact People Services on 01205 314204.

To download a recruitment pack for both posts go to :-

http://jobs.boston.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=7830

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