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PSH Projects Officer/Strategy & Projects Officer

Thanet District Council
£41,160 - £52,044
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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PSH Projects Officer/Strategy & Projects Officer

Grade TG-J - Starting Salary £41,160 per annum, with opportunity for progression to £46,452


Grade TG-K - Starting Salary £46,740 per annum, with opportunity for progression to £52,044

Position: Full time (37 hours) - Permanent

Main Responsibilities

Thanet District Council is looking for a motivated Projects Officer or Strategy and Projects Officer to join its Private Sector Housing Team.

It is an exciting time to join the team at Thanet. We have introduced career-graded posts to reflect the value that employees have once they have acquired a higher level of qualification, competence and knowledge. This allows us to empower staff to tackle more challenging tasks and take on greater responsibility.

The successful candidate will play a vital role in ensuring that our private sector residents are able to live in safe and well managed homes. You will work with the Private Sector Housing Manager to develop policy and strategy intended to improve and maintain the condition and management of the district’s private sector housing stock. You will also play an important role in delivering complex projects, with an early priority being to progress the council’s proposals to implement its third and fourth selective licensing designations. An initial feasibility study has been completed and we are now keen to find out what interested parties think about our selective licensing proposals.

While this is primarily a projects and strategy role, the postholder will be expected to provide occasional operational support in delivering the council’s various statutory functions in relation to private sector housing.

This post will be attractive to anyone seeking to broaden their experience with a challenging and varied role where initiative and robust interventions are encouraged. The postholder will have a significant influence on the future direction of the Private Sector Housing team. If you want to grasp every opportunity to make a difference, this could be the role for you.

Essential Requirements

  • You will have relevant knowledge and experience in private sector housing and project management.
  • You will be able to undertake Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) inspections and be able to competently use the enforcement options available to you under the Housing Act 2004.
  • You will be expected to understand and be able to use alternative legislative provisions that can improve housing conditions and management in the private sector.
  • Applicants for the Private Sector Housing Projects Officer position will hold a Level 4 or above qualification in a relevant subject area.
  • Applicants for the role of Strategy and Projects Officer (Private Sector Housing) will hold a BSc or MSc in Environmental Health (or equivalent degree), and be EHRB registered and/or on the CIEH Professional Register as a Chartered or Registered EHP.
  • All applicants must hold an HHSRS competency certificate from a recognised training provider.

Due to the nature of the role the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check as part of their pre-employment checks.

This post requires you to have a full driving licence and your own vehicle, as travelling around the district, sometimes to remote sites, is a requirement of the post.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact either, Richard Hopkins, Private Sector Housing Manager, on 01843 577402 or, or Stephen O’Shea, Senior Environmental Health Practitioner (Housing Improvement), on 01843 577508 or stephen.o'

Closing date: 02 July 2024

Interview dates: 18 and 19 July 2024

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