Private Sector Housing Officer

14 Dec 2017
14 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Buckingham Futures have an excellent opportunity in Essex for a Private Sector Housing Officer to enforce a range of environmental health legislation including public health, housing, and nuisance law.

Main Purpose of the Job/Key Objectives:



  • Provide professional advice in accordance with the Council’s corporate objectives, statutory responsibilities and environmental policies.
  • Respond to requests for service relating to public health, housing and nuisance law.
  • Manage projects relating to public health, housing and nuisance law.







1.    Enforcing and promoting compliance with public health and nuisance legislation and good practice.


2.    Enforcing and promoting compliance with private sector housing legislation and good practice.


3.    Producing schedules of works and accurate sketch plans.


4.    Dealing with politically sensitive and contentious matters.


5.    Prosecuting breaches of environmental health legislation including investigation, collecting evidence, case preparation and giving evidence in court.





1.    BTEC qualification or equivalent in a building related subject, or demonstrable experience in private sector housing law and practice.



Key Result Area



To carry out inspections, sampling, investigations and other such duties to enforce housing, public health, and nuisance law to achieve the objectives of the Service.

To investigate complaints, both informally and formally, and give professional advice to complainants, commerce and industry.

Undertake surveys and research related to the work of the Service.

To prepare and deal with correspondence, licences, briefs, plans and other documents, to originate reports and prepare and evaluate statistics.

Provide specialist advice on housing matters including filthy and verminous, works in default, illegal evictions and HMO inspections.

Develop publicity material and promotion of the service on a range of housing, public health and nuisance matters.

To liaise with officers within the Service and other departments of the Council, outside organisations, businesses and other persons in order to properly perform the duties of the post.

Be responsible for the use of computers and the maintenance of all the necessary records and administration in connection with the duties of the post.

Give evidence in quasi-legal proceedings and/or gather and give evidence in Court where appropriate, particularly relating to prosecutions and appeals to statutory notices.

Ensure financial requirements for completing duties are met i.e. appropriate authority and paperwork completed

Manage contractors when completing tasks, such as works in default on a house of disrepair

Manage specific projects as required for this post.

Issue and manage tenders to complete relevant works relating to this post.






If you have the right experience for this role and feel your skills and experience match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact us on 020 8732 5450 or email

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