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Senior Technician

Newcastle City Council
Tyne and Wear
£28,371 - £31,099
Closing date
14 Dec 2022

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SENIOR TECHNICIAN - Housing Enforcement

Public Protection & Neighbourhoods Team

Salary N6 (£28,371 - £31,099) depending on experience

We are seeking several enthusiastic, self-motivated Technical Officers to work within our Public Protection & Neighbourhoods team. Full Time and Part Time hours will be considered

This is an exciting time to join the team as we deliver a new Additional and Selective licensing scheme which commenced in April 2020.

The team deal with a wide range of housing related issues including housing standards, noise and anti-social behaviour, public health nuisances and property licensing.

What you will be doing:
• Assisting the team in their duties under with the Housing Act 2004 and other relevant legislation
• The regulation of private rented properties subject to HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) and Selective Licensing.
• The investigation of complaints relating to
• property disrepair,
• noise and anti-social behaviour
• public health nuisances
• Taking informal and formal enforcement action including legal notices and criminal prosecutions
• Using intelligence to target landlord and letting agents of concern

What is in it for you?
• A competitive basic Salary
• Attractive Local Government Pension Scheme
• Flexible hours through the Council Flexi Scheme
• The opportunity to buy extra leave
• Cycle2work scheme
• Access to a salary sacrifice home electronics scheme.
• Opportunities for additional hours and overtime
• Preferential access to job opportunities internally prior to them being advertised externally
• Full support package including access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Full training
• Countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career. Our purpose is to support you and help you to achieve your best

What we are looking for
• A knowledge the technical aspects of enforcement
• An ability to work alone or as part of a team
• An ability to dealing effectively with members of the public including tenants, landlords and managing agents
• Excellent communication skills
• Computer skills
• An ability to organise and manage your workload to meet team objectives.
• A good understanding of the regulatory framework, guidance, and good practice in relation to the Housing Standards, noise and anti-social behaviour, and HMO and Selective licensing.
• A proven ability to deliver services

You will be agile working from home and Newcastle Civic Centre. You will be provided with a laptop and other essential equipment. There will be opportunities to colleagues on a regular basis.

For an informal discussion please contact Gwen Smith, Team Manager, Public Protection and Neighbourhoods, 0191 2771456,

For further information e-mail . Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs. Please quote the relevant post reference number when applying.


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