Senior Private Rented Standards Officer

South Yorkshire
£28,485 - £32,486
11 Apr 2018
09 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Private Rented Standards Officer

Reference Number: 700916

Portfolio: Place

Salary: Grade 7 (£28,485 - £32,486)

Hours: 37

Worksite: Moorfoot

Contract: Permanent

Informal Enquiries: Maura Branney or Chris Champion – 0114 2734680

Sheffield has around 35,000 privately rented homes. The sector has doubled in the past 10 years, and that growth is set to continue. The Council’s Private Housing Standards Team regulates the private rented sector in Sheffield; we advise and enforce on property conditions and management in those homes. 

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduced the biggest suite of new powers available to us since the Housing Act 2004. We intend to use those powers to continue our twin track approach of working positively with those landlords who take their responsibilities seriously, whilst taking the strongest action against irresponsible and rogue landlords.

We are currently consulting on the need to introduce a further Selective Licence area, and have recently expanded our Snug scheme for quality assuring student housing.

It is an exciting time to work in the sector and our service is expanding.  We are planning a restructure, which may affect these posts, to enable us to meet these opportunities and the challenges. 

We are looking for a Senior Private Rented Standards Officer with drive and enthusiasm to join our well established knowledgeable and experienced team. 

This is a specialist service and applicants should have the skills and experience to undertake and enforce Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) inspections, Mandatory and Discretionary licensing schemes and Houses in Multiple Occupation.

Applicants will also:

  • Be able to understand and enforce the regulatory requirements of private landlords – but you will be equally comfortable building and maintaining positive working relationships with them
  • Enjoy contributing to team work, but keen to take responsibility and be accountable for your own caseload

For informal enquiries, please contact Maura Branney or Chris Champion on 0114 273 4680. You can also visit our webpages for more information about our work:

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

Please be aware that we do not accept CVs. Please visit for more details and to apply for the role.