Housing Standards Officer

4 days left

Location
West London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
24 Oct 2018
Closes
24 Nov 2018
Ref
BF6123
Sector
Housing
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Ref:BF6124

 

Our client in West London is recruiting for a Housing Standards Officer to start in asap.

 

 

 

 

 

Job Purpose:

 

 

 

- Assist in implementation of Housing Standards, advice to private sector tenants, landlords, & owner-occupiers about housing disrepair & energy issues.  

 

- Receive & process applications for housing grants and loans from private tenants, landlords & owners-occupiers.  

 

- Monitoring of private sector housing conditions, including assisting with enforcement action.  Registration & monitoring of Houses in Multiple Occupation in accordance with legislation.

 

 

 

 

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

 

 

 

-Inspections of private sector properties, responding to tenant complaints, drawing up schedules of condition & disrepair.

 

- Assessing properties in accordance with Housing Health and Safety Rating System/Decent Homes Standard.

 

- Preparation of enforcement notices.

 

- Identifying empty properties and working with team to bring these back into use.

 

- Develop processes/procedures, including flow charts, for how to deal with empty properties.

 

- Act as technical lead for contractors carrying out housing repair functions, including pricing schedules of work & checking others’ pricing.

 

- Assist with monitoring and delivery of such contracts.

 

- Identify HMOs, register HMOs and prepare licences where required, inspecting and advising tenants, landlords and others.

 

- Advise customers on private sector renewal issues, including home energy efficiency and liaise with colleagues and outside agencies to ensure the customer receives a full range of advice on services available.

 

- Process grants and loans in a timely fashion & in accordance with financial regulations.

 

- Production of information to managers to support and inform production and implementation of Empty Homes, Home Energy Conservation and other Housing Renewal Strategies.

 

- Education and Experience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skills and Experience 

 

 

 

- Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health recognised by the Chartered Institute or

 

- Environmental Health (or equivalent).

 

- A recognised two-day HHSRS assessors training course.

 

 Experience

 

-Recent suitable and practical experience of enforcement in private sector housing.

 

-Recent experience of surveying large Houses in multiple occupation and drafting schedules of work.

 

-Recent experience of investigating complaints and dealing with enquiries in relation to the Housing Act 2004.

 

-Recent experience of undertaking enforcement action under the HHSRS of the Housing Act 2004.

 

-Recent experience of processing and assessing the suitability of HMO licence applications.

 

 

 

 

 

To register your interest please email ricky@buckinghamfutures.com or call us on 020 8732 5450

 

 

 

Kind regards

 

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