Private Sector Housing Officer

  • Category
    Housing, Support & Technical - Customer Services
  • Location
    Crawley, West Sussex
  • Salary
    26000 £ - 32000 £ / Year
  • External Reference

An exciting opportunity has emerged for a Private Sector Housing Officer to join one of Badenoch and Clark's most improved Local Authority clients in West Sussex in a permanent role.

Based in Crawley, this is a full time role for 36 hours per week. The purpose of the role is to contribute to improving the quality of the private sector housing stock and ensure the sector is able to fulfil its potential in meeting housing need in the Borough. The post holder will work as part of a small team in investigating and resolving housing condition complaints and reports of sub standard houses of multiple occupation (HMO).

Our client is looking for a candidate with previous or current experience of:

* Investigating complaints of poor private sector housing conditions and providing technical and directed advice to resolve matters.
* Working cooperatively with landlords to ensure required standards are met and housing conditions improved where required.
* Investigating reports of poor housing conditions in HMOs and monitor compliance with the council's adopted housing standards & against national legislation and take enforcement action as required.
* Carrying out property surveys and inspections, making assessments under the Housing Health & Safety Rating System and preparing schedules of work where necessary.
* Taking informal & formal enforcement action as required to remedy instances of disrepair and non compliance with required standards.
* Completing financial means tests to assess eligibility, undertake home surveys, draft specifications and obtain grant approval of the Occupational Therapist recommended work.
* Investigating reports of empty homes within the town and taking appropriate action wherever possible to bring the property back into use.

Only applicants who feel they meet the above criteria and are interested in a permanent role with this Local Authority need apply for this post. Our client has made it very clear that their ideal candidate will come with previous experience of working within a private sector housing team within a local authority, but failing this they are happy to consider applications from all backgrounds.
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