Environmental Health & Housing Officer

£31,289 – £34,196 depending on experience
07 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Hart Housing Services

Environmental Health & Housing Officer

37 hours per week

Salary £31,289 – £34,196 depending on experience

Hart District Council is committed to delivering quality Housing Services for local residents and working proactively to meet housing need.  This includes working with residents, landlords and homeowners to improve housing conditions, and using a range of interventions to achieve this.

We are currently seeking to appoint a qualified Environmental Health/Housing Officer, with private sector housing experience, to work within our busy Housing Services. Applications from experienced housing professionals are also welcome.

The successful candidate will carry out a diverse range of duties, including but not exhaustively:

  • Assisting with investigations into housing conditions in keeping with the Council’s statutory responsibilities under the Housing Act 2004 (and related legislation), and responding to complaints of disrepair in the private rented sector
  • Effectively processing Disabled Facilities grants
  • Providing advice to residents, and liaising, advising and supporting private rented sector landlords
  • Investigation and enforcing housing standards in houses in multiple occupation
  • Inspections in relation to the Caravan Site and Control of Developments Act 1960.
  • Dealing with unauthorised traveller encampments
  • Supporting work to bring empty properties back into use
  • Assisting in the delivery of energy efficiency and home improvement initiatives

Reporting to the Senior Environmental Health & Housing Officer, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and negotiation skills, a good grasp of housing issues, the ability to prioritise, work under pressure, and a clear commitment to delivery. They will join an small established team, working closely with both Strategy & Enabling and Engagement and Support teams within the Housing Service, supporting our work with the Private Rented Sector locally. They will have the ability to work on their own initiative and to manage conflicting demands. They will also work closely with a diverse range of external partners including other local authorities, Registered Providers and the voluntary sector.

Hart District Council offers a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements and a pleasant working environment at the Civic Offices. Further benefits are detailed in the application pack.

If you are interested in applying for the post, further information and how to apply can be found on the Hampshire Recruitment Portal www.hampshirejobs.org.uk

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Louise Lyons – Senior Environmental Health and Housing Officer on 01252 774420.

Closing date: 21st February 2018

Interviews: 2nd March 2018

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