Private Rented Standards Officer x 2 Temporary posts for 12 months
Sheffield has around 45,000 privately rented homes. The sector has doubled in the past 10 years, and that growth is set to continue. The Council’s Private Housing Standards Team regulates the private rented sector in Sheffield; we advise and enforce on property conditions and management in those homes.
The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduced the biggest suite of new powers available to us since the Housing Act 2004. We have used those powers to continue our twin track approach of working positively with those landlords who take their responsibilities seriously, whilst taking the strongest action against irresponsible and rogue landlords.
This is a specialist service and applicants should have the skills and experience to undertake and enforce Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) inspections, Mandatory and Discretionary licensing schemes, and Houses in Multiple Occupation.
It is expected that the successful candidates will initially be involved in supporting the councils Refugees & Asylum Seekers project, with particular focus on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
We would encourage any recent Environmental Health graduates to apply for these vacancies.
Applicants will also:
- Be able to understand and enforce the regulatory requirements of private landlords – but you will be equally comfortable building and maintaining positive working relationships with them
- Enjoy contributing to teamwork, but keen to take responsibility and be accountable for your own caseload
For an informal discussion, please call 0114 273 4680 and ask for Lee Wilkes.
We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups. We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.
It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.
Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.
Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.
All successful candidates will be required to complete a Basic DBS check.
If you would like to apply please follow this link to the Sheffield City Council Recruitment Website