Housing Standards Officer

West London
24 Oct 2018
24 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



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.




-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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