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Private Housing Officer (Property Services)

Employer
Wealden District Council
Location
East Sussex
Salary
£33,843 - £36,311 + car allowance
Closing date
16 May 2024

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Sector
Housing
Function
EH Practitioner, Technical / Scientific
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Private Housing Officer (Property Services)

Permanent/Full Time/Open to Job Share

Salary Range £33,843 - £36,311 p.a plus Car Allowance

Based at Hailsham/Hybrid, East Sussex and Homeworking

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to maintain public health and safety standards?

Who?

We have an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our busy Private Housing Team.

The team delivers a high quality customer orientated service that covers a wide variety of activities related to the repair, renovation and improvement of local housing stock, including disabled adaptions in the council’s own housing stock.

What will you be doing?

  • Dealing with all aspects of private sector housing, including Disabled Facilities Grants, minimum standards in rented accommodation, houses in multiple occupation, energy efficiency, residential caravans and empty homes.
  • The team currently has a high demand for Disabled Facilities Grants therefore you will help deliver the Financial Assistance Policy and be involved in a range of housing inspections and enforcement work.

What do you need?

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to maintain clear and accurate records
  • An HND in Building Surveying/Building Studies (or equivalent), or you will be a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner
  • You will be used to surveying and carrying out inspections to dwellings, able to prepare schedules of work, have knowledge and experience of current private sector housing legislation and guidance, be able to advise on improvements and have experience of administering improvement grant/loan schemes including disabled facilities grants
  • You will ideally have full Housing, Health & Safety Rate System (HHSRS) certification

What do we offer?  

  • Working for a great, forward thinking Local Authority.
  • Excellent salary, pension, flexible working, fantastic employee benefits and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing scheme.
  • A friendly, supportive team and a range of opportunities for continuing professional development.
  • Hybrid working with the ability to work from home as well as from our newly refurbished offices in Hailsham.
  • Free parking

To Apply

Please click on the “Apply Now” button to log in to your existing account or create a new one. If you are unable to apply online, or have a query, please email: human.resources@wealden.gov.uk, ensuring you quote the relevant post number.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment.  We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities and all applications will be treated on merit.

Post Number: D5012

Closing Date: 16th May 2024

 

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