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Private Sector Housing Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Please See Advert Text
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 13/10/2019 23:59
£19,554.00 - £29,636.00 Annually
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Stockton on Tees
Post Number:
Vacancy ID: 010505

Job details 

Closing date:
13 Oct

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is a Unitary Authority forming part of the Tees Valley sub-region. The Council has a reputation for innovation and effective scheme delivery, and is committed to working in partnership to meet the needs of local stakeholders. Economic Growth and Development Services is responsible for the delivery of a wide range of services across the Borough.

An opportunity has arisen for two enthusiastic, innovative and self-motivated individuals to join the Private Sector Housing Team. The team are committed to improving housing conditions and protecting residents within our area and make full and appropriate use of legislation to achieve this goal. The emphasis in these roles is on carrying out inspections and investigations of poor or hazardous housing conditions within the private rented sector (including houses in multiple occupation), particularly in the recently formed Target Action Areas.

Although qualifications and experience are important, strong consideration will be given to candidates with a positive attitude towards this important work.

For these posts you should ideally be experienced and competent in assessing housing conditions and in the use of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System along with an understanding of the legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to taking enforcement action in relation to improving housing conditions.

Experience in the drafting of formal letters, notices and preparing and producing witness statements, case files and attending court and/or tribunals to give evidence as and when necessary is also desirable, but good interpersonal skills along with a flexible and professional approach to work and embracing the Council’s culture statement are essential.

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.

An online application form and further information is available from www.stockton.gov.uk/jobs.

Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Gary Knight, Private Sector Housing, Team Manager on 01642 526621.

The application form is available in alternative formats from Xentrall Recruitment Services, tel: 01642 526992 or email recruitment@xentrall.org.uk

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council ensures that all customers, both internal and external receive a consistently high quality level of service.

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