Housing Standards Officer

£28,000 - £38,100 (including flexible benefits allowance and
15 Feb 2018
20 Mar 2018
Contract Type

Housing Standards Officer

Flexible Hours, Full Time, Part Time, Permanent

37 hours per week. Part time hours considered, please state in your application.

Salary package (subject to experience) £28,000 - £38,100 (including flexible benefits allowance and vehicle allowance)

Are you in the early stages of your career and have a keen interest in improving private sector housing?

Do you and want to take the next step in your career and develop your skills and experience within an innovative organisation?

Woking Borough Council is introducing a selective licensing scheme and is looking to strengthen its Housing Standards Team - can you be part of it?

The Role

To improve housing standards for people living in private sector accommodation, by giving advice, conducting detailed inspections, and taking appropriate enforcement action using a wide range of relevant legislation (including the operation and enforcement of property licensing schemes).

The ideal candidate should be an excellent communicator, able to manage a varied caseload, and be flexible to change.

Likely salary package (subject to experience) £28,000 - £32,000 (including flexible benefits allowance and vehicle allowance) with future career progression to approximately £38,100 (including flexible benefits allowance and vehicle allowance).

The Team

The Housing Standards Team is at the forefront of improving the health and well-being of residents through tackling poor housing conditions and using its powers imaginatively to maintain and improve standards within a growing private rented sector. For example we are introducing selective licensing to improve standards within an area of high private renting that features sub-standard rented accommodation, and we are committed to improving those standards through the licensing scheme.

The Borough

Woking is a desirable location in beautiful Surrey, made famous by HG Wells’ War of the Worlds. It is just 25 minutes from central London by train and has excellent rail links to Basingstoke, Southampton, Portsmouth, and the West Country while also being only 10 minutes from Guildford and the North Downs.

Woking has a booming local economy, but this success brings its own challenges including a private rented sector in high demand with an increasing number of rented properties providing sub-standard accommodation for our residents.


In return the Council offers flexible working, membership of the local government pension scheme, discounted health and leisure membership, plus many more excellent benefits. You will also benefit from a range of learning and development opportunities that will help you to progress in your career.

For an informal discussion about these posts please contact Neil Coles (Housing Standards Manager) on 01483 743050 or by email – neil.coles@woking.gov.uk.

Our People business area is currently going through an exciting period of change and as such, reporting lines may differ from that stated in the job specification.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing Date: Tuesday 20th March 2018

Interview Date: Wednesday 28th March 2018

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