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Private Sector Housing Manager

Brighton & Hove City Council
East Sussex
£49,498 - £53,318
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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EH Practitioner, Technical / Scientific
Contract Type
Full Time

Brighton and Hove City Council

Private Sector Housing Manager

Salary: £49,498 - £53,318

Contract: Permanent

Working hours: 18.5 - Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday AM

Location: Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove

Job reference: orbis/TP/1390/41249

The Private Sector Housing Team is focused on improving the management, standards, and quality of private sector homes in the city.

The Private Sector Housing Manager provides strategic and operational leadership of technical teams responsible for improving the management and conditions of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO’s) and all other privately rented homes. This will be through the council’s duties in relation to assistance, licensing, and enforcement.

In addition, this role will be responsible for successfully implementing a significant expansion in private sector licensing activity in the city.

Interviews to be held 24th July

For an informal discussion, please contact Diane Hughes, Head of Housing Strategy & Supply on

About the role

Over a third of Brighton & Hove's residents live in the private rented sector. This is an opportunity to join the management team with responsibility for making a real difference by improving the quality of the private rented housing in the city. This role is demanding and we are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and forward thinking manager with proven experience of working in this sector. Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to think creativity to find solutions to complex problems is an essential part of the role. We are currently preparing to expand our licensing function following approval of two new schemes and the post holder will take responsibility for successfully implementing the schemes.

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.

Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (

Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.

Closing date: 16 July 2024.






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