(Senior) Private Sector Housing Officer

Location
Andover, Hampshire
Salary
£25,380 - £34,361
Posted
18 Oct 2018
Closes
16 Nov 2018
Sector
Housing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

(Senior) Private Sector Housing Officer

37 hours per week (part time hours considered)

£25,380 - £34,361 – Grade and salary dependent on experience

Would you like to join a forward-thinking Council located in a beautiful part of Hampshire and with excellent employee satisfaction rates?  We have an exciting opportunity in our Private Sector Housing Team for a Housing Officer for one year on a fixed term contract. 

In this challenging and varied role, you’ll be responsible for and lead on the delivery of all aspects of Private Sector Housing work including enforcement and licencing, and will carry out a diverse range of duties, including:-

Assisting with investigations into housing conditions in keeping with the Council’s statutory responsibilities under the Housing Act 2004 (and related legislation) and responding to complaints of disrepair in the private rented sector

  • Effectively processing Disabled Facility Grants
  • Providing advice to residents and liaising, advising and supporting private rented sector landlords and their agents
  • Investigation and enforcing housing standards in houses in multiple occupation
  • Inspections in relation to the Caravan Site and Control of Developments Act 1960
  • Supporting work to bring empty properties back into use
  •  Assisting in the delivery of energy efficiency and home improvement initiatives

Reporting to the Principal Environmental Health Officer (Housing), you must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and negotiation skills, a good grasp of housing issues, the ability to prioritise and a clear commitment to delivery.  You’ll join a small established team working within Housing and Environmental Health and will  also work closely with a diverse range of external partners including other Local Authorities, Registered Providers and the voluntary sector.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, free parking, a pension scheme and a pleasant working environment at Beech Hurst. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, further information and how to apply can be found in the Careers area of our website.    

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Deborah Vincent – Principal Environmental Health Officer (Housing) on 01264 368211.

Closing Date:  12 November 2018

Interviews: 16 November 2018

COMMITED TO EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY IN EMPLOYMENT AND SERVICES.

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