HMO Enforcement Team Manager

£43,027 to £44,465
10 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Oxford City Council

Building a world class city for everyone

Career Opportunity

HMO Enforcement Team Manager (Req No. 001365)

Service Area / Directorate  - Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services

Salary and Grade  - G9: £43,027 to £44,465 per annum

Contract  - Permanent

Hours  - 37 per week

Location  - Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers

The role

Oxford City Council has a strong reputation for its work in regulating the private rented sector and in particular for its citywide HMO licensing scheme which was the first scheme of its type to be introduced in England. Our enforcement levels are high and we want a leader who will bring innovation by using new regulatory powers to their maximum effect to help improve the private rented sector in Oxford.

In this role you will manage a busy team dealing with a wide range of enforcement work and take the lead on developing policies and processes in accordance with national legislation. You will do this whilst achieving excellence in customer service. There are still many challenges that need to be met in the sector, with enforcement playing a key part and your leadership will be essential in ensuring improvements are delivered.

We want someone who can build on the great work that has been carried out so far and take our Best in Class HMO Enforcement Team to the next level. If you think that’s what you can do, then we want to hear from you.

About us

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Corporate Fraud’ winners 2016, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015.

With over 1,200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site. Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).

For further information and how to apply online, please visit

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848 or 07483 011151 for Direct Services roles.

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

Closing Date: 30 April 2018

Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s): 15 May 2018

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Ian Wright on 01865 252553 or email

We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any vacancies.

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.

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