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Private Housing Officer

Wealden District Council
East Sussex
£28,800 - £31,998 + cash car allowance
Closing date
2 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
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Private Housing Officer

Temporary post of up to 12 months covering maternity leave

Full time (37 hours)

Salary Range: £28,800 - £31,998 + cash car allowance

Based Hailsham, East Sussex/Working at home

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We have an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our busy Private Housing Team. The team delivers a high quality customer orientated service that covers a wide variety of activities related to the repair, renovation and improvement of local housing stock, including disabled adaptions in the council’s own housing stock.

The section deals with all aspects of private sector housing, including Disabled Facilities Grants, minimum standards in rented accommodation, houses in multiple occupation, energy efficiency, residential caravans and empty homes. The team currently has a high demand for Disabled Facilities Grants therefore the post holder will primarily help deliver the Financial Assistance Policy but will also be expected to be involved in a range of housing inspections and enforcement work.

You will have an HND in Building Surveying/Building Studies (or equivalent), or you will be a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner. You will be used to surveying and carrying out inspections to dwellings, able to prepare schedules of work, have knowledge and experience of current private sector housing legislation and guidance, be able to advise on improvements and have experience of administering improvement grant/loan schemes including disabled facilities grants. You will ideally have full Housing, Health & Safety Rating System (HHSRS) certification.

You will need to possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to maintain clear and accurate records. 

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime, and discounted leisure centre membership.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment.  We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities and all applications will be treated on merit.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the majority of our staff are continuing to work from home at present. Therefore, if you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact us via email where possible at

Post number: D5010

Closing date: 2nd February 2022

Interview date: TBC  

To apply please visit our website If you are unable to apply online, please ring 01892 602424, or email:


Disability Confident (sensible size)


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