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Principal Housing Officer

Leeds City Council
West Yorkshire
£37,336 - £40,221
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Job title: Principal Housing Officer
Salary: £37,336 - £40,221
Hours: 37
Contract: Permanent
Location: Knowsthorpe Gate Leeds LS9 0NP (or from any other LCC location as required)

As a Principal Housing Officer, you’ll thrive on making a difference to people’s lives by helping to provide them with a good quality warm and secure home. Best City Ambition

It’s not about simply bricks and mortar it is about putting people at the centre of the work we do to ensure that not just their homes are improved but working with partners addressing wider issues in their lives such access to training, targeting crime in the sector with partners or offering financial support and advice.

About you
As a Principal Housing Officer, you will bring to the role:

The ability to work with a wide range of partners to make a difference to people living in poor quality homes.  Have experience of working in and deal with private sector housing conditions including experience of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System  Knowledge of the legislation used to address poor quality homes.  Be part of a dynamic and forward looking team who look to cross the threshold and make a difference to people’s lives. Have the willingness to self-develop to fulfil your potential.

About the role 

The private sector is the largest housing tenure in the city and the Council recognises the importance of homes to ensure everyone has a good quality home and community in which to live. You will be making a difference to the city and those who live, work, and play in it. Your role is essential to ensuring those who do not have good quality homes are able to have one. You will work across a range of different areas, all of which are there to improve both homes, and the lives of those who live in them.

As our next Principal Housing Officer, you’ll not just work to make a difference to others, but also have the opportunity to learn and develop yourself, the opportunity to work with a wider range of partners to address poor housing standards, address criminality in the sector, gain experience of working with diverse communities. Training, development opportunities are provided to allow you to fulfil your full potential and provide you with the opportunities to further your career within private sector housing.

The role is integral to our nationally recognised and award winning Private Sector Housing Team. To support the continuation of improving the service we provide to those who need our assistance and support

How to apply
For more information please go to the Leeds City Council jobsite. To appy please use the link or go to Leeds City Council jobsite -

If you have any queries or would like an informal chat about the role please contact Mark Ireland Head of Service Call 0113 3786334 or email or Paul Broadhurst Service Manager Call 0113 3786331nor email






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