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Private Sector Housing Manager

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
£42,503 - £46,549 + essential car user
Closing date
20 Mar 2023


Private Sector Housing Manager

Environment and Sustainability

Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week)

Band 9: salary in range £42,503 to £46,549 (essential car user)

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is a coastal Borough with a big emphasis on tourism, an exciting and vibrant place to work with big plans for the future and significant opportunities ahead. With miles of beautiful coastline and our unique Norfolk broads with a proud cultural heritage, Norfolk is a great place to live and work.

The Council is actively supporting businesses by successfully bidding for funding to develop and improve the local environment such as upgrades to the fixed market and the rebuilding of the historic winter gardens.  The Council also successfully supports the local offshore industry which is central to the local economy.

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.

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, is able to influence and negotiate and is 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 Environment and sustainability 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 go to Login ( and complete the application form and attach your CV and covering letter, any information requested through the application form that is present in your CV, please enter "see CV".
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 via engage 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 OR Gemma Tilley, Environmental Health Manager on 01493 846538.

Closing date: Monday 20th March

Interviews: Thursday 30th March




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