Housing Enforcement Officer

Oyster Partnership
£40 - £45 per hour - umbrella
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

An Essex-based local authority is currently looking for a Housing Enforcement Officer to join their Regulatory Service Team to help address potential risks of external fire spread in high-rise dwellings in their borough.


What is expected from you:

  • Drafting, serving, and monitoring notices.
  • Collaborate with the Government's Joint Inspection Team (JIT) and building owners to ensure the provision of accurate and relevant information.
  • Work autonomously with minimal supervision and provide regular progress reports.
  • Should enforcement action become necessary, you will act as the council's principal witness.
  • Enhanced DBS (required)


Experience and skills 

  • Proven experience in assessing dwellings and conducting technical-level engagement.
  • Knowledge of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) and its application in fire safety assessments.
  • Proficiency in drafting and serving complex notices, along with analysing responses.
  • Previous experience in assessing fire safety and risk, particularly in tower blocks and high-rise buildings (highly advantageous).
  • Prior experience in the fire brigade or as a fire marshal (considered).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organisational and time management abilities.


What is it in for you:

  • 3 months contract (potential to extend) 


If you're interested in this position and meet the qualifications, please get in touch by email at andy.chan@oysterpartnership.com with your latest CV.





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