Apprentice Private Sector Housing Officer
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37hours per week
Borough of Stockton on Tees
TO START SEPTEMBER 2021
We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic people to join us on an apprenticeship programme. If you're looking for the opportunity to make a real difference and follow a stimulating and rewarding career, we would welcome an application from you to come and work with us as an Apprentice Private Sector Housing Officer.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council prides itself on being a great place to work where staff are trusted, valued and supported to make a positive contribution at work. We truly value our Apprentices. We recognise that Apprenticeships help us identify new talent, build new skills in our workforce, increase diversity in the workplace and help us to deliver our ambitious plans.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Private Sector Housing team regulates the private rented sector in the borough and are committed to improving housing conditions and protecting residents within our area. We take a twin track approach to working positively with those landlords who take their responsibilities seriously, whilst taking the strongest possible action against those who neglect their responsibilities.
You will contribute to improving the quality of privately rented housing within the borough, investigating reports of sub-standard housing conditions and poor management practices. Inspecting residential dwellings in accordance with the relevant legislation and undertaking a range of duties in relation to but not limited to privately rented properties that require intervention, securing improvements through negotiation or enforcement. Liaising with property owners/managers and regulators to resolve any issues of non-compliance.
This apprenticeship would suit someone with a background in Environmental Health, Housing, Surveying or Building Constriction - whilst some experience in one or more of these areas be desirable, full training will be provided.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: All candidates are required to meet the essential requirements set out below. Please address in your application how you meet the following:
• Minimum 5 GCSEs Grade C/4 or above or equivalent Level 2 qualifications (must include English & Maths)
• Demonstrate an interest in building/construction, environmental health or housing law
• Excellent IT Skills – Microsoft Office (Word & Excel)
• Ability to work in an organised and methodical way to analyse and solve problems
• Numerate and have the ability to copy/transfer information accurately
• Highly motivated, and not easily discouraged
APPRENTICESHIP QUALIFICATION: You will be given appropriate paid time off work, to work towards completion of the Regulatory Compliance Officer – Level 4 apprenticeship qualification. PLEASE NOTE: You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in the same or similar subject.
APPRENTICESHIP BENEFITS: We offer an excellent benefits package for apprentices. You will be given a fixed term contract allowing you sufficient time to complete your apprenticeship qualification (see below), with the potential to secure a longer-term position to grow within the organisation. We will provide you with a dedicated Mentor to support you during your apprenticeship and you will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement as well as access to a number of additional employee benefits and additional learning and development opportunities.
APPRENTICESHIP DURATION: 27 MONTHS
SALARY: £9.62per hour, £18,562per year
HOW TO APPLY: Please ensure you refer to the information included in the Advert, Job Description and Person Specification when completing your online application form. Additional information about current apprenticeship opportunities with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council can be found on our website: www.stockton.gov.uk/apprenticeships.
If you would like an informal discussion about the apprenticeship opportunity, please contact Gary Knight, Private Sector Housing Manager on 01642 526621 or email: email@example.com