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Project Officer Housing Enforcement

Wakefield Council
West Yorkshire
£27,852 - £30,151
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Project Officer Housing Enforcement

Job reference: 237748

Salary: £27,852.00 to £30,151.00

Contract type: Permanent – 37 hours per week

Location: Wakefield One, Burton St, Wakefield WF1 2EB

An opportunity has arisen for someone to join a dynamic and growing team that will concentrate on improving standards in shared housing across the District. This new role will focus on supporting the delivery of proactive and reactive measures to improve standards and compliance. It will work with larger landlords and other agencies throughout the sector and will be tasked with:

  • Licensing houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)
  • Proactively identifying new HMOs
  • Inspecting properties using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System
  • Managing a caseload of complaints and requests for advice

You will carry out this work as part of a team of housing enforcement officers and project officers with a focus on reactive enforcement and HMO licencing. You will be educated to BTEC National level or equivalent. Knowledge of housing legislation and experience of the private rented sector would be an advantage.

Applicants will need to be enthusiastic and committed to providing excellent public services. You must be flexible and able to work both as part of a team and from your own initiative. Out of hours work may also be required on occasion

Benefits of the role include:

  • Generous Grade 7 salary with annual increment rises (up to scale point 23)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Up to 31 days annual leave holiday plus up to 15 days annual flexible leave allowance
  • Hybrid working – 2 office and 3 working from home days per week
  • Casual car user mileage allowance
  • Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Training opportunities
  • Discounted public transport and parking passes
  • Staff health care scheme
  • Discounted leisure membership

This post is located in the Strategic Housing and Regeneration Service at Wakefield One in the centre of Wakefield. For an informal discussion about the post please contact Jim Goldthorpe, Housing Enforcement and Standards Manager on 07979 997324 or email

This vacancy is open-ended. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient suitable applications have been received. It is advisable to apply early to avoid disappointment as applications will be assessed on a regular basis.

Closing date: 27 September 2023.




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