Private Sector Housing Officer

Location
London
Salary
£30,012 - £40,653
Posted
20 Jun 2018
Closes
08 Jul 2018
Ref
HC01974
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Private Sector Housing Officer

Hackney Council > Neighbourhoods & Housing

Job number: HC01974

DBS Required: No

36 Hours per Week, Permanent, Full-time

Grade: SO1 - PO2

SCP Range: £30,012 - £37650

SO1 – PO3 / £30,012 - £40,653

Hackney Council is looking for someone to provide a service that makes a real difference to residents’ lives.  As Private Sector Housing Officer, you will assess housing conditions and give advice and take action where necessary. Housing is a top priority for us, this is an exciting opportunity to support our innovative new approach.

One in three households in Hackney now rents in the private sector. Housing across London is experiencing unprecedented pressure, with rents rocketing as demand increases. Hackney’s Mayor has pledged to tackle poor conditions and management concerns. We are getting tough on rogue landlords and making agents fulfil their duties using new powers and expanded licensing schemes.

We need people like you - keen to make a difference, who understand the impact housing issues have on the health and wellbeing of residents. You will help us respond to our customers’ needs, providing services on-line to make our response more accessible and efficient.  You will use a wide range of data and intelligence to target enforcement on properties and landlords where it matters most.

As Private Sector Housing Officer, you will investigate poor conditions in the Private Rented Sector and take action to bring living conditions up to standard including where necessary the use of the full range of enforcement actions. You will respond to service requests from residents, take part in pro-active enforcement action and work to deliver our selective licensing and HMO licensing schemes. You may also have the opportunity of dealing with applications for renovation or disabled facilities grants so previous experience would be an advantage.

A qualification in environmental health or a similar transferable qualification is required, as well as an understanding of the link between housing and health.

If the opportunity of working here excites you, please visit www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-careers to apply.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.

Closing date: 8 July 2018.

Interviews: 31 July 2018.

We are passionate about equal opportunities, welcoming a diversity of talent and those interested in flexible working.

 

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