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Senior Private Housing Standards Officer

Sheffield City Council
South Yorkshire
£40,221 - £43,421
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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EH Practitioner, Technical / Scientific
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Private Housing Standards Officer

Salary Grade 08 (£40,221 to £43,421) Contractual hours 37 Package 3 Permanent Posts Job category/type Housing Job reference REQ002108

We have 3 exciting opportunities to join our Private Housing Standards Team in Sheffield City Council to support the Council’s aim to improve housing standards in the private rented sector including Homes in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and delivery of other schemes across Sheffield.  Sheffield has over 45,000 private rented properties and around 2,500 licensable HMOs.

Do you have experience in housing enforcement and a desire to improve housing standards and the lives of people? If so, we would love to hear from you. 

All applicants must have experience in housing enforcement, be a team player, be highly organised and motivated and have excellent communication skills.

Key Benefits

  • Annual leave of 26 days per year plus public holidays, rising to 31 after 5 years’ service
  • Opportunity to undertaken Continuous Professional Development
  • Hybrid / flexible working available
  • Generous Local Government Pension scheme
  • Discounts off Vodafone, Westfield Health and public transport

Applicants must have;

  • Experience in housing enforcement and will preferably have a degree in Environmental Health.
  • Be certified and confident in applying the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HSSRS).

We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups.  We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.

It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

If you are appointed to this role, your starting salary will be at the bottom of the grade. If you provide payslip evidence that your basic pay is greater than the bottom of the grade, we will consider starting you at the point of minimum advantage within the grade.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.

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