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Private Sector Housing Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
26/07/2020 23:59
£32,878 - £35,934
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
26 Jul

Further information

Private Sector Housing Officer
Salary: £32,878 - £35,934
Working Pattern: Permanent/ Full Time
Location: Badminton Road, Yate

How you’ll make a difference

As a housing officer you will be working as part of a close knit and friendly housing team to ensure residents across South Gloucestershire live in safe, warm and secure accommodation.

What does a typical day look like?

Day to day you will be responding to service requests from tenants about property conditions, inspecting tenanted houses and carrying out assessments under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

You’ll be drafting schedules of work and serving notices along with taking informal or formal action including issuing Civil Penalties or taking prosecutions as appropriate.

Daily you’ll be supporting and advising landlords on how to comply with their legal requirements. Inspecting and Licensing Houses in Multiple Occupation and where appropriate taking action to ensure compliance with licensing standards. Enforcing against unlicensed HMO’s.

You will manage your own caseload of Disabled Facilities Grants, administering and overseeing the whole process from receiving the OT referral through to completion and payment, including drawing up plans, getting quotes, liaising with builders.

Working within a team, supporting and taking a lead on an area of housing to ensure the teams’ policies and practices are up to date.

You will keep all notes and records up to date on Uniform the Housing database.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance - whatever that means for them.

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

What we need from you:

• Hold a degree or masters in Environmental Health, and/or knowledge and experience in the private sector housing field and delivering Disabled Facility Grants adaptation work and be Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) qualified.

• You will have a strong ability to communicate, influence and negotiate outcomes critical to service delivery.

• You will be able to manage your own workload, prioritise and respond to demands to ensure both customer satisfaction and legislative requirements are met.

• Computer literacy and good working knowledge of relevant software (Microsoft packages, grant calculator software, CAD, Uniform or similar housing database)

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of.

We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference: be part of it!

Closing Date: Sunday 26th July

Interview Date: Wed 25th / Thursday 26th August

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