An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Private Rented Sector Enforcement Team for a full time, Empty Homes Officer. The ideal candidate will have experience of working within a small and busy team, be adaptable, creative and have experience and understanding in dealing with private sector housing matters, including empty homes and a good understanding of enforcement, including the preparation and serving of legal notices. Applications from Environmental Health graduates and those looking to qualify as an Environmental Health Officer will also be considered.
The successful candidate will be expected to deal with a wide array of issues caused by empty properties – such as statutory nuisances and open to access. Alongside your reactive role, you will also be supporting homeowners to bring empty properties back into use using; encouragement, engagement and incentives or where this is unsuccessful, through enforcement. The Council recognises that empty properties are a wasted asset across the Borough and has committed £1m of funding towards delivery of its empty homes strategy.
As part of the wider Public Protection Team, you will have the opportunity to work alongside colleagues who carry out a wide range of statutory functions, including Food Hygiene, Health & Safety, Neighbourhoods Enforcement, Licensing and Trading Standards and there will be opportunities to work collaboratively across the teams when necessary.
The hours are 37 per week and the salary is Grade 10 £29,174 - £31,895 per annum.
The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service’
Employee Benefits include:
· Local Government Pension Scheme.
· A range of attractive work/life balance policies in place together with a number of employee benefit and health and wellbeing offers including employee assistance programme.
· 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days’ after 5 years (pro rata for part time)
· Fantastic training and development opportunities
· Employee discount scheme which provides discounts with local business within the borough as well as a cycle to work scheme and car lease scheme
We support employees to work with agility, where appropriate for the post and service requirements.
We are committed to Bury being an equal society that recognises values and embraces all people, regardless of any difference, for the skills, abilities and experiences they bring into the workforce and the wider community. Therefore we guarantee an interview for disabled people, looked after children/ care leavers, armed forces personnel (including reservists and veterans) and carers of adults or disabled children if they meet the essential criteria.