Regulatory Services Officer
Fixed Term Contract (until 01/12/2026)
£39,571 - £45,648
Your new Organisation
Southend-on-Sea City Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community. We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend. Southend itself is a vibrant place to live and work, offering coastal living alongside excellent and fast transport links into London.
Working for Southend-on-Sea City Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovative environment. As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from regulatory services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, social service-s, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities. The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.
Your new role
Southend-on-Sea City Council has a great opportunity for a Regulatory services Officer to join Regulatory services team on a full time and fixed term contract basis (until 01/12/2026).
Southend-on-Sea City Council continues to develop its reorganised regulatory services team and we have several vacancies within our private sector housing and property licensing teams. Although the roles may require work across the range of Regulatory Services’ functions, the posts will focus primarily on enforcement of standards in the private rented sector and licensing under the mandatory HMO and SCC Selective licensing schemes. You will carry out both reactive and proactive site visits, including inspections of all types of dwellings, including licensable premises in the borough.
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What you need to succeed
To be successful in this role, previous experience of leading on complex projects principally within the PSH discipline is essential for this role. You will have extensive knowledge of building construction and housing defects relating to dampness, pests and drainage as well as understanding gas and electric certification.
It is essential that you are HHSRS certified and possess wide experience in HMO compliance in a regulatory role including mandatory licensing processing and compliance enforcement. You will have proven skills including inspecting and reporting on dwellings, gathering of evidence, interviewing under caution, attendance at Tribunal and prosecution at court. It is also essential that you have knowledge and experience in assessing and regulating statutory nuisance.
What you'll get in return
If you join the Council, you will enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working (with a blended approach to office and home working), salary sacrifice schemes, 24 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-on-Sea City Council can be found on the Jobs at the council web page under the "Why Work for us Tab".
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
“Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to”.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.