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Graduate Private Sector Housing Officer

Buckingham Futures
South East England
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Our client in Surrey is recruiting for Graduates with a qualification in Environmental Health, ideally with some working knowledge of HHSRS for roles within Private Sector Housing.


You will be given training and support to be able to investigate complaints, inspect private sector dwellings, and take action to ensure the health and safety of the occupants and that their homes are well managed. 

Professional & Technical Accountabilities

·         Investigate complaints of poor housing conditions and undertake inspections of private sector housing to assess potential hazards under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

·         To inspect HMOs in relation to the Council’s licensing function management regulations and assess conditions in relation to the HHSRS.

·         Prepare letters, notices, and schedules of work necessary to bring properties up to current statutory and Council standards and take appropriate enforcement action to secure necessary improvements.

·         To provide property owners members of the public and businesses with general advice about the statutory requirements and guidance with regard to housing standards and management.

·         To identify empty homes and bring them back into use by dealing with complex complaints and inquiries concerning empty properties and where necessary, undertake detailed inspections and take appropriate enforcement actions.


·         Degree in Environmental Health Housing or a Building-related subject.

·        Working knowledge of  HHSRS.

·         Sound knowledge and experience of the regulatory framework guidance and good practice in relation to the Housing Acts Housing Health and Safety Rating System HMO legislation and associated enforcement legislation is desirable


NB: Graduates Considered

To register your interest, please either call us at 020 8125 4321. alternatively, email or

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