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Private Sector Housing Officer

Employer
Buckingham Futures
Location
East Midlands
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Sector
Private Sector
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Buckingham Futures is recruiting for a Housing Renewal Officer in the East Midlands to start in April 2024 for an initial 13 weeks but there is the possibility of it being extended.

Our clients runs a hybrid system of work so two days a week in the office or out on site with the other three working from home.

Duties

 To deliver improvements in housing standards in the private sector and to reduce the negative impact on health caused by poor housing conditions.

 To ensure landlords in the private rented and social housing sectors meet their statutory obligations about housing conditions.

 To contribute to the delivery of the council’s strategic housing objectives.

 To promote awareness of home energy conservation with the public.

Responsibilities

 Respond to service requests regarding disrepair and poor housing conditions in the private and social rented sectors.

 Provide advice to landlords, tenants and property owners regarding housing conditions.

 Conduct inspections of properties to identify and determine the nature and cause of defects and to recommend appropriate remedial measures.

 Serve legal notices and when necessary prepare schedules of works requiring owners and landlords to rectify disrepair and housing defects.

 Obtain quotations for work in default following service of statutory notices, inspect works in progress and on completion to ensure payments to contractors can be authorised.

 Prepare documentation to support legal proceedings and to attend court and give evidence when required.

 Carry out inspections of licenced houses in multiple occupation in accordance with the council’s inspection programme.

 Assist in the delivery of the disabled facilities grant programme.

 Take appropriate action to minimise the neighbourhood impact of empty properties and ensure wherever possible such properties are brought back into use.
 Raise awareness and provide advice to landlords, tenants and owner occupiers regarding affordable warmth and home energy conservation.

Requirements 

Experience of undertaking housing inspections using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
Experience of preparing statutory notices and schedules of work

Experience of pursuing enforcement, including through prosecution

Qualifications
Degree in Environmental Health or Public Health, HNC Construction, or equivalent

Certificate of Competence in applying the HHSRS

If you have the right skills, experience and qualifications for this role and feel you match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact Vanessa or Mohamed at 020 8125 4321 or email vanessa@buckinghamfutures.com or mohamed@buckinghamfutures.com

 

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