Team Leader - Private Sector Housing

Milton Keynes
£34106 - £38,052 
01 Dec 2018
06 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Full time, fixed term position for 10 months to cover maternity leave – 37 hours per week. 

Salary - £34106 - £38,052 

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you’re looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council. 

Role Description 

As the team leader for Private Sector Housing you will work as part of the Communities Team within the Housing and Regeneration Service to deliver outstanding services in relation to Private Sector Housing, and contribute to the delivery of the Council’s strategic objectives. You will manage and motivate the Private Sector Housing Team to deliver outstanding performance, high customer satisfaction and value for money while building excellent internal and external working relationships to enhance service delivery in Milton Keynes. 

Key Duties 

To manage and develop a team of highly trained professionals who regulate and when necessary enforce standards in the private rented sector 

To ensure that private sector housing complaints are recorded and dealt with in accordance with the Council’s policies and legislative framework 

To support the Private Sector Housing Manager to develop the Council’s strategy, policies and procedures in relation to private sector housing 

To oversee the influx of HMO licence applications and ensure they are processed and licences issued in accordance with the legislation 

To manage the teams activities in respect of empty properties and ensure the effective implementation of the Council’s empty home strategy 


Experience, Qualifications and any mandatory requirements 

5 GCSE’s grade A-C including English (or equivalent level of educational attainment) 

In depth knowledge and experience in the practical application of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System 

Experience in preparing and presenting cases and being a witness at tribunals and Court  

Good knowledge of the theory and practice of Building Construction 

CIEH professional qualification or equivalent relevant experience 

Able to demonstrate knowledge of relevant housing legislation  

Skills Required 

Demonstrate an awareness of IT systems and able to use Word and Excel 

Able to manage a high workload and conflicting priorities 

Experience of communicating verbally and in writing to a range of audiences 

Able to demonstrate people management skills and influence, persuade and negotiate to achieve positive outcomes. 

Milton Keynes Council Benefits 

Use your skills to benefit the local community and experience a rewarding, interesting environment and attractive employment package such as: 

Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates. 

A generous minimum holiday entitlement of 27 days per year (pro rata) in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years. 

Option to buy more annual leave. 

A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements. 

Excellent in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management. 

Flexibility – with full time, part time and term time working options. 

Fair pay and a commitment to a minimum Living Wage. 

MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings including retail, travel and leisure discounts as well as a suite of salary sacrifice benefits. 

At Milton Keynes Council we take great pride in our Community and we hope that you can help us grow and share our vision 

For any enquiries regarding this vacancy please contact Garry Wallace on 01908 253751 or email 

Closing Date : 6th January 2019

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