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Housing Officer

Telford, Shropshire
£18.32 Per Hour
Job Type
21 Sep 2022
Here at Kerry Collins Recruitment, we are delighted to be representing our client, a local government authority. Our client is looking for a housing officer to join their team here in Telford. Working Monday Friday: 9am 5pm 37 hours per week £18.32 per hour. The Role: The successful candidate will be expected to discharge their duties in accordance with the policies, procedures and code of conduct. They will also enforce all relevant legislation administered by the section, and to educate and encourage the tenants and landlords to improve housing standards in the borough. Duties to include but not limited to: Undertake the inspection of domestic dwellings and investigation of complaints, including joint inspections with other agencies to ensure compliance with legislation. Undertake inspections of Houses in Multiple Occupation and ensure legal compliance is achieved through formal or informal means as defined in the enforcement policy. Undertake all functions necessary in the granting and compliance of HMO licensing. To provide clear and detailed advice in response to queries about private rented dwellings and HMOs including on the enforcement of complex legislation and Management Regulations to a broad range of stakeholders. Provide first line contact, offer appropriate assistance, advice and support for members of the public, businesses, outside agencies, elected members and senior managers on operational service issues Take action where necessary to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, including by preparing and service of statutory notices, orders and demands in accordance with Prescribed forms and procedures. Prepare statements of evidence and correspondence to be submitted to Legal Services, and attend court as required to give evidence and report back on the outcome. Prepare paperwork for civil penalty offences and for prosecutions, give evidence at Court in the formal enforcement of statutory notices. Interview alleged offenders and witnesses under PACE as required. Take appropriate action under the relevant statutory provisions to ensure that service objectives are met. Keep up to date with legislation changes, update the division on technical knowledge and trends and give talks and lectures on aspects of the service as required. The post holder must comply with Health and Safety Policy. To undertake presentations to promote the service including staff and student training, instructional talks to residents, partner organisations (such as Police, Fire Service etc.). To deputise for the Lead Environmental Health Officer as required. To actively engage in project initiatives in accordance with service and corporate priorities. To work with and support the Private Sector Housing Team to identify and deliver initiatives that could lead to cost recovery and income generation. To assist in devising marketing and promotion strategies to deliver these. To accurately input, interrogate, analyse data and produce reports and returns related to the requirements of the post. To contribute to the development of strategies, procedures and policies in areas assigned to the post. This post will be expected to deputise for the relevant Lead Environmental Health Officer (Housing) in a professional capacity The post holder may be asked to work across all core areas of Environmental Health in emergency situations. The ideal candidate will: Be proficient in the use of IT systems to ensure appropriate records and files are maintained. Be able to work on own initiative and as part of a team, demonstrating flexibility in the approach to work as required by the service. Show initiative and flexibility. Be adaptable and willing to embrace change Be assertive, tolerant and work under pressure. Show commitment to customer care. Be willing to abide by the Council s Equal Opportunities Policy as an employee of the Council and to promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken. Be willing to take personal responsibility under and abide by the Health and Safety Policy Qualifications: Educated to degree level with a relevant professional qualification in Environmental Health. Registered with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health registration Board Evidence of continued professional and personal development Experience: Substantial experience in private sector housing regulation and enforcement in the capacity of an EHO Substantial experience of working in a regulatory background. Substantial experience of presenting cases to formal legal hearings. Knowledge: A detailed understanding and an up to date professional and technical knowledge of housing legislation and its practical application, including HHSRS, HMOs, Management Regulations and all associated legal processes Substantial knowledge of local and national housing drivers, including local, regional and national priorities and developments. If you feel you have the relevant qualifications/ experience and skills please apply by sending your CV to and a full job specification can be sent to you, or alternatively call our office on (phone number removed)
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  • Job Reference: 717928727-2
  • Date Posted: 21 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Kerry Collins Recruitment
    Kerry Collins Recruitment
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Salary: £18.32 Per Hour
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Contract