Private Housing Officer
Permanent, Part Time Job Share (14.8 hours per week working 2 full days)
Salary Range £11,808 - £13,120 p.a + car cash allowance
Based Hailsham, East Sussex
Wealden is a superb place to come and work, live and enjoy life. The area is steeped in history, with the iconic High Weald AONB, Ashdown Forest and South Downs close by. Leisure opportunities abound along our stunning coastline, within our vibrant and growing towns and attractive countryside.
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.
What will you be doing?
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.
What do you need?
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.
What do we offer?
- Excellent salary and employee benefits scheme
- A friendly, supportive team and opportunities for continued professional development
- Working for a great, forward thinking Local Authority
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.
Post number: D5010b
Closing date: 7th October 2022
Interview date: 20th October 2022