Principal Housing and Health Practitioner

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
£47,502 - £53,196
Closing date
18 Oct 2023

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Principal Housing and Health Practitioner RBKC610611

Job Summary:

Salary range: £47,502 - £53,196 per annum (Pending pay award)

Work location: London

Hours per week: 36

Contract type: Permanent

Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS Check


Interview date: Week commencing 25th September 2023

About Us:

Use your skills to improve the quality of housing in the private rented sector.

In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people and local businesses at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective, and efficient. We want to be the best council, committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of our residents and the public. We work to ensure that homes in the borough’s private rented sector are safe and well managed by responsible landlords and letting agents. We work with landlords to create a thriving professional private rented sector whilst tackling those who fail to provide a decent, safe home.

The Role:

This is an opportunity to utilise your technical expertise and leadership skills across the borough’s highly varied housing profile, working closely with landlords, registered providers, owners, agents, and tenants to apply transparent and consistent regulation within the PRS market, through enforcement and delivery of licensing of houses in multiple occupation. 

Leading and developing a team of five, you’ll work to provide an excellent licensing service and robust enforcement, using the full range of powers available, ensuring we pursue legal punishment of those who flout the law. There’s a high level of ‘hands on’ casework and project work but also involvement in strategy and policy development. Your overall aim will be to provide a high quality, customer-focused service that prioritises vulnerable tenants and contributes to the overall improvement of housing conditions across the borough.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information

About You:

Committed, passionate and resilient, you’ll be ready for the opportunity this diverse borough presents. A Registered or Chartered Environmental Health Professional, or holding an equivalent professional qualification, you’ll have recent experience within housing enforcement and property licensing. This should include familiarity with high-risk and complex premises, including houses in multiple occupation. HHSRS-trained, you’ll have good surveying skills and an eye for detail. Alongside a high level of technical expertise in enforcement and legislation, you’ll need to the ability to connect and empathise with residents, and fully understand their issues. Setting priorities and managing time and resources will be a key challenge. You’re likely to have some supervisory experience and will be looking to develop your leadership skills further.

There has never been a better time to join RBKC as we go from strength to strength delivering outstanding services to our residents and community.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s alone will not be considered for this role.

We reserve the right to extend or close this vacancy early without warning subject to the volume of suitable applicants.

Application process

Please do not upload any documents, including CVs/Covering Letters or supporting statements, as these documents will not be reviewed and could result in your application not being shortlisted.

You should describe how you meet the person specification requirements for the position you are applying for in Section G of the application form.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

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