Private Sector Housing Officer - Housing & A Fairer Stockton-on-Tees

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Closed for applications on 24/03/2024 23:59
£24,294 - £34,834 per annum
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24 Mar
Further Information
Do you want to work in a role that makes a difference to the people of Stockton-on-Tees who live in privately rented accommodation?

Well look no further – this is the opportunity for you!
The Private Sector Housing Team is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, innovative and self-motivated individual to help regulate housing conditions in the private rented sector in the borough.
The team are committed to improving housing conditions and protecting residents within our area. We take a twin track approach, working positively with those landlords who take their responsibilities seriously, whilst taking the strongest possible action against those who neglect their responsibilities, making full and appropriate use of legislation to achieve this goal.
The emphasis in this role is on carrying out inspections and investigations of poor or hazardous housing conditions within the private rented sector and licensing Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).
Ideally applicants should be able to demonstrate:
  • Ability to assess housing conditions using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS)
  • An awareness of the legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to taking enforcement action in relation to improving housing conditions
  • Experience in the production of formal letters, statutory notices, schedules of work, technical reports and plans.
  • A track record of dealing with cases, taking appropriate enforcement action and have the skills to be able to advise and support less experienced officers.
Experience preparing and producing witness statements, case files and attending court and/or tribunals to give evidence as and when necessary is also desirable.
However, we would also be happy to receive applications from candidates who have the ambition to embark on a career within Private Sector Housing. If you have the right background knowledge and level of experience, further training will be provided. As a career grade post, the starting salary would be based upon experience and qualification.
Good interpersonal skills along with a flexible and professional approach to work and embracing the Council’s culture statement are essential.

Please note starting salary will be dependant on experience and qualifications.
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 offer an excellent total reward package, including:
  • A competitive salary
  • 27 days annual leave per year rising to 32 with 5 years service (plus bank holidays). Ability to purchase additional leave is also available.
  • Generous Pension Scheme through the LGPS with ability to pay extra and plan for retirement.
  • Access to a number of other employee benefits including learning & development opportunities, a car lease scheme, discounts at high street and online retailers, an employee assistance programme and physiotherapy services.
And that’s not all – you can also work flexibly where you can work part of your week at home.
If you are interested then take a look at the Job Description and Person Specification and if you want to know more about the role please contact Gary Knight, Private Sector Housing Team Manager on 01642 526621 or gary.knight@stockton.gov.uk
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This job is closed for applications.