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Senior Housing Standards Officer

Boston Council
£36,003 - £39,883
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

Are you an experienced Housing Standards Officer looking to step up to your next challenge? We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Housing Standards Officer to lead the Boston Housing Standards Team.

The Housing Standards Team is responsible for the regulation of the private rented sector, including houses in multiple occupation. The primary functions of the team include housing inspections, advice and where appropriate enforcement, to ensure standards are met and maintained. As a Senior Housing Standards Officer you will have previous experience of working within an enforcement focused environment, preferably within housing, including:

  • Risk based inspections to identify deficiencies relating to categorised hazards,
  • Processing of licenses, such as HMOs,
  • Service of statutory notices and preparation of evidence bundles for court hearings,
  • Providing team members with support and guidance in relation to both the technical aspects of housing work and the processes followed.

As part of your role you will provide day to day line management to the Boston based team to help ensure that housing conditions across the districts meet nationally adopted standards. In addition to this you will be working collaboratively with the Senior Officers from our 2 Partner Councils. With support from the Team Leader and Service Manager you will be working as a key person within the team to help deliver this service. You will need to be prepared to deal with a wide range of premises and people across our diverse districts, in collaboration with some our partner agencies.

Boston Borough Council is in an exciting period of change, working within a Partnership arrangement with East Lindsey and South Holland District Council. All 3 Councils within the Partnership are forward thinking authorities in terms of flexible/agile working arrangements; the successful candidate would be able to make use of these offices for some of the working week and work outside of the office, when not carrying out officer support/site visits.

If you believe you have the skills, knowledge and experience to effectively deliver this role, then we are excited to hear from you!

For a confidential discussion about this exciting job opportunity, please contact Luke Settle, Housing Standards Team Leader, on 01205 314560 or email, or Jon Challen, Safer Communities Service Manager, on (01507) 613051 or email

BENEFITS: We offer excellent terms and conditions of employment including:

Local Government Pension Scheme, 23.6% employer contribution

*Certain restrictions may apply

We also offer a wide range of family friendly policies designed to enable you to balance your work and home life, manage your personal responsibilities and support you in times of difficulty.

ABOUT US: Boston Borough Council, East Lindsey District Council and South Holland District Council have formed the South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership.  The largest Council Partnership in the country. Since October 2021, the Partnership Councils have been working closely to deliver improved services to the communities in the sub-region and already there have been many positive outcomes. Over time, services will become formally shared across the three Councils creating the opportunity for colleagues to be involved in new and innovate areas of work.

The Council is committed to supporting applicants and employees with a disability or long-term health condition and has committed to be a Disability Confident employer.

The Council is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment and has committed to the Age Friendly Employer and Menopause Workplace pledges as well as the Armed Forces Covenant.  In signing these pledges the Council is affirming its support for colleagues.

The Council is proud to offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of age, cultural background, disability, sex, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, nationality, political belief, race, veteran status, religious or sexual orientation.

The Council reserves the right to change the closing date, depending on application numbers. Interviews may be arranged virtually/ in person when suitable candidates apply which may be prior to the closing date. For this role we do require the successful applicant to complete a DBS check as part of the onboarding process.





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