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Regulatory Services Officer (x2) – New Selective Licensing Scheme 

Southend-on-Sea City Council
£43,421 – £49,498
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Regulatory Services Officer (x2) – New Selective Licensing Scheme 


£43,421 - £49,498 (depending on experience)

Your new organisation

Southend on Sea City Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community. We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the city vision and make lives better for the people of Southend. Southend itself is a vibrant place to live and work, offering coastal living alongside excellent and fast transport links into London. 

Working for Southend-on-Sea City Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovative environment.  As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from regulatory services, transport, public health, and parks through to planning, social services, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities.  The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.

Your role as a Regulatory Services Officer

Southend-on-Sea City Council has a great opportunity for Regulatory services Officers (x2) to join the Regulatory services team on a full time and permanent basis. This role is being offered on a hybrid basis which is a combination of working from home and attending the office.

As a Regulatory Services Officer within the Selective Licensing Team, you will act as a source of advice and guidance in relation to licensing and regulation of the private sector housing stock in the selective licensing area.   You will attend formal hearings of the Council as well as prosecution and appeal hearings before the Courts or Tribunal as required. You will lead on specific functions and operations related to Housing enforcement; however, you may also be asked to assist across the full range of Regulatory Services and related matters. The role will also require you to operate and record work carried out on departmental systems, contribute to developing and maintaining effective relationships with partners and other external bodies and support the development of a policy framework and enforcement protocols for activities within Regulatory Services.

As a Regulatory Services Officer you will lead on complex housing disrepair issues and complex cases as well as visiting premises within the city as required.  This will involve a range of complex inspection and enforcement activities, which may require working evenings and weekends when necessary. As well as managing your own caseload, you will also be responsible for supervising the work of other staff members where necessary.

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What you need to succeed

You will have a relevant qualification and experience of working in private sector housing.  You should be able to demonstrate skills in a regulated environment such as compliance with statutory conditions, gathering of evidence, formal interviewing and attendance at court. including experience of preparing cases for Tribunal or Magistrates Court. Experience of selective and additional licensing would be an advantage.

What you'll get in return

If you join the Council, you will enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working (with a blended approach to office and home working), salary sacrifice schemes, 25 days holiday in a full-time contract (excluding bank holidays) and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-on-Sea City Council can be found on the Jobs at the council web page under the "Why Work for us Tab".

What you need to do now

If you're interested in the role, click on the link below:

Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.  

Southend-on-Sea City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.




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