Private Sector Housing Officer 

West Sussex
£25,920 - £31,845
03 Apr 2018
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Private Sector Housing Officer 

£25,920 - £31,845: Salary Grade G / H plus essential car user allowance 

An opportunity has arisen within the Strategic Housing and Planning department at Crawley Borough Council. Working as part of a small team, you will deliver a quality service to our private sector residents within our town. Your role will be to: 

· Further improve the good standard of accommodation already available 

· Carry out inspections as a result of complaints from tenants and take appropriate action to ensure a safe home for residents 

· Help to deliver the councils’ statutory grants and discretionary loans service as well as HMO Licensing & Regulation 

Ideally you will have experience of working in a private sector housing environment, have a detailed knowledge of the Housing Act 2004 and other housing related legislation. You will be able to effectively and efficiently manage a challenging caseload and be confident working as part of a small team. 

To be successful in this role it is important that you have excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate sensitively with tenants, landlords and other interested partners to achieve the required outcomes. Experience in property inspections and carrying out risk assessments would be an advantage. 

In return for your commitment, we offer a competitive package including training opportunities and Local Government pension scheme. Applications are welcomed from newly qualified graduates with a desire to develop their knowledge and interest in private sector housing as well those individuals with prior work experience. 

Closing date: 22nd April 2018 

Proposed Interview date: 1st May 2018 

Please quote reference: ES31 

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