Housing Improvement Officer

£30,516 per annum, with opportunity for progression to £34,776
20 May 2019
17 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Housing Improvement Officer

Starting salary £30,516 per annum, with opportunity for progression to £34,776 per annum

Full Time- Permanent

Main Responsibilities

Thanet District Council is looking for a motivated Housing Improvement Officer to join its Private Sector Housing Team. You will help ensure Thanet's private sector residents live in safe homes by using the wide range of enforcement tools at your disposal in a confident and determined manner. This role will focus on responding to housing complaints and undertaking proactive housing and health initiatives. The postholder will also support empty property interventions and our Housing Licensing Team, which is responsible for our HMO, selective, and caravan site licensing regimes. This post will be attractive to anyone seeking to broaden their experience with a challenging and varied role where initiative and robust interventions are encouraged.

Essential Requirements

You will have experience of using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) and the enforcement options available to you under the Housing Act 2004. You will be expected to understand and be able to use alternative legislative provisions that can improve housing conditions in the private sector, such as those relating to statutory nuisance. Applicants will hold a degree or similar qualification in a relevant subject, such as environmental health or building surveying, as well as a competency certificate for HHSRS. An enhanced DBS check is required for this role (forms will be provided).

Application closing date 17/06/2019