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Housing Manager (Private Rented Sector)

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
£40,578 - £44,624 (essential car user)
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Housing Manager (Private Rented Sector) ref:001513

Environmental Services

Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week)

Band 9: salary in range £40,578 to £44,624 (essential car user)

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is an ambitious local authority with big plans for the future and significant opportunities ahead.

With one of the most successful Enterprise Zones in the country, Great Yarmouth is England's offshore energy hub and Norfolk's biggest seaside resort, nestled at the edge of the Broads National Park, with an immensely rich cultural heritage.

Working with partners, both locally and nationally, the Council is driving forward an exciting area-based agenda. All Council services play their part in achieving our vision, focussed around a strong and growing economy, improved housing and strong communities, high-quality and sustainable environment, and an efficient and effective Council.

After a recent restructure we are looking for an experienced, dynamic and forward-thinking manager to join the team. You will be responsible for leading the private rented sector housing team, driving forward the Councils plans to improve the housing conditions of those people living in the Borough.

The post holder will manage the selective licensing scheme and will take for the Councils aspirations to widen this scheme into other areas of the Borough as well as tackling the issues of poor accommodation and illegal HMOs.

If you are a motivated, dynamic, enthusiastic and successful leader then this is the role for you, with plenty of opportunity to shape the team you manage and the service, as we modernise the way we work to deliver a high-quality service the residents and visitors of the Borough.

The successful post holder will have a track record of successful leadership and project delivery, will be able to influence and negotiate and will be politically astute. They will thrive in a busy environment and enjoy a challenge.

We are looking for candidates who have a degree or diploma in Environmental Health with a solid knowledge across environmental health. Private sector housing legislation (including selective licensing) is preferential; however, we will consider applications from those with significant experience running any frontline environmental health team, as full housing training will be provided.

The Environmental Services team work on occasion, outside normal office hours and you would be expected to partake as required.  You would also be expected to participate in the standby rota which attracts an additional payment.

What you will get in return

The Council recognises that our employees are our most important asset, and we are aware that the quality and commitment of our employees is crucial to our success.

We offer the following benefits:  

•            A supportive culture and concern for the wellbeing of all colleagues

•            Local Government Pension Scheme

•            Agile Working

•            Cycle to Work scheme

•            Discounted gym membership

•            Staff shopping discount scheme

•            Employee Assistance Programme

If you are ready for your next challenge, you want to work somewhere where you can make a real difference to the community living, working and visiting the Borough, we want to hear from you.

How to apply

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to

Please ensure you evidence in your application/covering letter how you meet the requirements of the role as set out in the Job Description and Person Specification. CV’s and applications to include current/most recent salary. 

Please also state if you are applying on the basis of working full time or part time.  Please note that applications via agencies will not be accepted.

The Council operates an equal opportunities policy and we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact James Wilson, Head of Environment and Sustainability on 01493 846852

Closing date: 5pm Monday 23rd May 2022

Interviews: Wednesday 15th June 2022




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