Technical Officer - Private Sector Housing

Location
Bedfordshire
Salary
 £32,472 - £35,430 
Posted
15 Dec 2018
Closes
13 Jan 2019
Sector
Housing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Technical Officer 
Team:  Private Sector Housing 
Salary:  £32,472 - £35,430 per annum pro rata 
Hours: 37 hours per week 
Contract: Permanent 
Location: Watling House, Dunstable 
 

More about the role:  

In Private Sector Housing, we do all we can to ensure that people have safe and healthy homes. We want to make Central Bedfordshire a great place to work and live – and that means tackling rogue landlords, poor living conditions and improving the quality of resident’s lives. As a Technical Officer within the housing service you will be supporting the continuous improvement of the private rented sector across Central Bedfordshire. Find your greatness by working in a team that focuses on great outcomes for residents. 

We are looking for a candidate who wants to work within an enforcement, housing, and licensing environment. 

The role is both varied and interesting and combines the full range of private sector housing functions, including the licensing of Caravan sites, enforcement of housing standards, HMO licensing, delivers a range of housing grants and loan assistance, and is responsible some public health issues. The team is ambitious and looking to develop the approach with rogue landlords by working collaboratively with a range of professionals in the Council to protect the vulnerable and improve the well-being of all residents. In this position the successful candidate will have a broad caseload and will represent the service in a multidisciplinary team working on a high-level project relating to caravan sites. 

To meet the requirements of this exciting role you will need have expertise in licensing of residential caravan sites, knowledge of building construction and must be able to demonstrate experience in the broad range of functions associated with the role, along with detailed knowledge of the relevant legislation and guidance. This should include experience in collating evidence in support of legal proceedings. 

Candidates will need to be self-motivated but also able to work effectively as part of a team to bring about desired outcomes. We pride ourselves in providing an excellent customer service and will therefore expect you to be able to contribute to this with strong interpersonal skills. 

You will either hold a degree or equivalent in an Environmental Health or related subject, or possess in-depth experience in this area of work, and be able to show continued professional development. 

You will be provided with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills further through appropriate training and will also play a role in the development of other colleagues within the team.   

Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community.  

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work. 

Closing Date: 13th January 2019 
Interview Date:  8th February 2019 

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Helen Heanes at helen.heanes@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk  or on 0300 300 5344 

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or on [0300 300 8000 

To view the Job Description and Person Specification click here: Technical Officer/En Health Practitioner 

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. 

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. 

If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx