Private Rented Property Licensing Officer

Location
Essex
Salary
£21,255 - £26,910
Posted
20 Jul 2018
Closes
12 Aug 2018
Sector
Housing, Licensing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Thurrock Council

Private Rented Property Licensing Officer

Salary:                                    £21,255 - £26,910 per annum

Contracted Hours:               37 hours per week

Advert Closing Date:           12 August 2018

Thurrock’s Private Housing service regulates standards in private rented housing and improves the health and wellbeing of residents through its Well Homes Project. The team works in partnership with owners, landlords, letting agents and tenants to achieve this. 

Thurrock’s private rented sector plays an important role of supplying good quality accommodation in particular Houses in Multiple Occupation [HMOs]. Its housing size has rapidly grown to meet housing demand in providing accommodation for those whom social housing is not an option. We are looking for two enthuasitic Private Rented Property Licensing Officers to join the housing enforcement team.  This role will contribute to licensing of HMOs to regulate the private rented sector.  You will assist our Principal Environmental Health Officers to license HMOs and gather intelligence to target enforcement action on properties and landlords failing to fulfil their health and safety duties.

Suitable applicants for the post will be flexible, organised, resourceful, self-motivated individuals capable of undertaking property inspections with minimum supervision and understand the impact housing issues have on the health and wellbeing of residents. On a day to day basis you will provide licensing advice to landlords and tenants, asked to gather evidence to aid in your investigations to license HMOs and ensure that our procedures are carried out correctly.

Duties include but are not confined to:

  • Carry out property visits identifying licensable properties and gather information. This will include writing witness statements, serving warnings and notices.
  • Checking and processing HMO applications
  • Investigate housing complaints in private rented properties
  • Be prepared to work out of hours which may include early appointments,  evening and weekend visits
  • Manage own caseload to ensure that the performance targets are attained

It will be essential to have a full driving licence that is valid in the UK and have access to a vehicle.

In return, we offer competitive staff benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 25 days rising to 30 after 5 years’ service
  • Flexible working to enable work life balance
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Excellent training opportunities and an established CPD Programme

For more details, please visit;

https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/council-terms-and-conditions-of-employment/employment-benefits

A Disclosure and Barring Service Check [DBS] will be required at basic level for this post.

For an informal discussion about the post please ring Housing Enforcement Manager, Dulal Ahmed, on 01375 652391.

Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

How to Apply

Please apply online by clicking Apply. Please note, we do not accept CVs. If you have any difficulties in submitting an application form please email recruitment@thurrock.gov.uk

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