Senior Housing Standards Officer

£31,600 - £37,218 FTE
10 Jun 2021
04 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Housing Standards Officer

37 Hours per Week

Grade 6 - £31,600.00 - £37,218 FTE

Boston Borough Council and East Lindsey District Council work together as a strategic alliance with a single workforce.   As Councils we are going through an exciting period of transformation.  We’re becoming agile, innovative and commercial organisations underpinned by a healthy, people-centred, collaborative culture.  We believe work should be enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. We work hard to create an environment in which our teams are supported to achieve their potential. We aim to continually improve the services provided to local people as part of our commitment to improve the quality of their lives and the environment we all live in and enjoy. Working for us, you can make an important contribution to that aim.

We offer a wide range of family friendly policies designed to enable you to balance your work and home life, manage your personal responsibilities and support you in times of difficulty.  We also offer excellent terms and conditions of employment including a Local Government pension scheme.

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to take a senior role in the day to day supervision of the Private Sector Housing Team and to take a lead role in the delivery of the service which works to improve the quality, safety, energy efficiency and management of housing within the borough, including undertaking enforcement where necessary and appropriate.

This position offers you a great opportunity to contribute to delivering safe homes to support and protect vulnerable people within our borough - a corporate priority of the Council. You will hold a relevant degree or equivalent housing related professional qualification/s and have supervisory experience.  You will also possess significant knowledge gained through extensive experience in housing inspection and enforcement, including a working knowledge of PACE codes of practice. You must be qualified and experienced in the use and application of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System within a Local Housing Authority environment.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of housing and other legislation relevant to the post: specifically the Acts relating to housing conditions, enforcement, grants and the licensing of houses in multiple occupation.

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be IT literate, and able to work on your own initiative or as part of a team: committed to undertaking continuing training and development.

A flexible approach to working hours is required to fulfil this 37 hour contract, to be worked between Monday and Friday each week

In return for your commitment and enthusiasm we can offer a varied and interesting workload and a genuine commitment to your career development.

We have an attractive benefits package including:

  • Family friendly benefits
  • Career average pension scheme
  • 29-31 days annual leave

If you would like an informal discussion about the post please contact Stuart Horton on 01205 314518 or email your questions to  .

Closing date for applications is: Midnight on 4th July 2021

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