Technical Officer (Housing Standards)

West Midlands
£26,056 - £30,206
02 Jul 2019
22 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Officer (Housing Standards)

Salary: G7 - £26,056 - £30,206 per annum

37 hours per week

Fixed term for 12 months (Backfilling Secondment)

Ref: RT65719

Walsall Council is looking for a Technical Officer, Housing Standards to join a forward- thinking Money, Home, Job Service.

We are looking for an officer who is enthusiastic, innovative and will positively contribute to driving the service forward.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with other officers in responding to complaints from the public relating to housing conditions, HMO licensing and will be involved with carrying out inspections, preparation of work schedules and enforcement of legislation.

The wider team deals with all aspects of Private Sector Housing, including, minimum standards in rented accommodation, Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), Energy Efficiency and Empty Homes, Disabled Facilities Grants as well as public health matters.

The successful candidate must have:

  • BTEC National Certificate/Degree/HNC in Housing, Public Health, Environmental Health Studies surveying or other relevant field with a property/building surveying bias.
  • Valid/recent Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) Certificate of competence (minimum of 1 day course).
  • Recent experience of local authority housing related environmental health role or housing technical role within a regulatory or procedural role.

Applicants with less (or no recent) experience will be considered provided they can fully satisfy the above criteria.

In addition to being a great place to work, we can offer the following benefits in return:

  • 27 leave days (plus an additional 5 days after 5 years of continuous service)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements.

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Appollo Fonka on

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: Monday 22nd July 2019.

Interviews: w/c 5th August 2019.