£30,825 - £35,745
Closing date : 23/11/2023
Your New Organisation
Southend-on-Sea City Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community. We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend. Southend itself is a vibrant place to live and work, offering coastal living alongside excellent and fast transport links into London.
Working for Southend-on-Sea City Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovative environment. As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from regulatory services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, social services, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities. The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.
Your new role
Southend City Council wish to appoint an Enforcement Officer to join the Regulatory Services team on a full time and permanent basis. Although the role may require working across the range of regulatory services’ functions, the principal focus is on private sector housing regulation and enforcement of standards.
The role contributes to improving the conditions in the private sector within Southend and in turn to the council's Safe and Well ambition for everybody to have a home to meet their needs. The role requires carrying out site visits and inspections either as a result of occupier requests or as part of a planned programme. You will be expected to do inspections of licensed HMOs. You will be expected to assist in complex cases where these are led by a Regulatory Services Officer.
You will undertake a range of ‘out of hours’ inspections and enforcement duties including evenings (running into the early hours of the morning) and evenings.
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What you'll need to succeed
You should have an awareness of building construction and typical housing defects including dampness but also pests and drainage. Experience in HMO compliance in a regulatory role would be an advantage as will be certification in assessment of dwellings using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) however suitable training can be offered in both areas to the right candidate.
You should be able to demonstrate skills in a regulated environment such as compliance with statutory conditions, gathering of evidence, formal interviewing and attendance at court or tribunal will be an advantage. It will also be advantageous to demonstrate knowledge of and experience in assessing statutory nuisance although here too, training may be available in appropriate circumstances.
What you'll get in return
When joining the council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: 25 days holiday in a full-time contract (excluding bank holidays) flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. They are committed to ensuring that you are supported in this varied and challenging role with the appropriate level of training.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.
Southend-on-Sea City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.