Private Sector Technical Officer
Wychavon District Council is a great place to work, with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working with us. Located in South Worcestershire the district boasts a beautiful natural environment, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see. Wychavon district is also ranked as second best rural place to live in the UK.
We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation who spends time and energy on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.
Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find. That's why, as well as a satisfying job, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as flexible working arrangements, generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme, plenty of opportunities for personal development, and discounted gym membership. We share a Chief Executive/Managing Director and a joint management team with Malvern Hills District Council. Whilst they retain their own political structures and distinct identities, the joint management structure allows us to maximise the opportunity to deliver a wide range of good value services to our customers and communities, and operate and develop shared services and partnership arrangements with each other and with other councils.
The Joint Housing Service is proactive and successful, covering housing related matters across both Malvern Hills and Wychavon councils. Working in Housing is a very rewarding career and you can make a real difference to people’s lives.
The Private Sector Housing Team aims to improve living conditions for people across the private sector and delivers a wide range of services including the regulation of privately rented accommodation, mandatory HMO Licensing and residential Mobile Home Park Licensing. We also help in delivering affordable housing and lead on community led housing projects.
Private Sector Technical Officer
£27,358 - £30,756 per annum
Full Time 37 hours per week - 2 year FTC
Ensuring that our residents live in good quality dwellings is a priority for the council and being in this role, you will have ability to make a big change to people’s lives.
The main duties of the Private Sector Technical Officer include:
Inspection of property conditions, investigating complaints and enforcement action where appropriate.
Identifying HMO properties to ensure correct standard and issue HMO licence.
Carry out duties in relation to the Councils’ role in all Housing Enforcement matters.
Building good working relationships with landlords to ensure that the private rental market increases and provides a valuable source of good quality family homes.
The successful individual should have:
Good working knowledge of the requirements of the Housing, Health and Safety Rating system.
Great communication skills
Knowledge of building construction and the ability to identify defects.
An appreciation and understanding of the Housing Act 2004.
Must have a UK Driving Licence and have access to a car at all times (There may be a requirement to travel within the districts to attend evening meetings if required).
You will have experience within a housing related or similar role and have good knowledge of private sector housing legislation and housing priorities. You will have the experience to undertake a hazard score under the Housing, Health and Safety Rating system.
You will have an appreciation and understanding of the legislation around Houses in Multiple Occupation.
Experience in undertaking property inspections, either for family homes or Houses in Multiple Occupation is essential.
To discuss the post or for further information, please call Bruce Lomax, Principal Housing Officer on 01386 565352 or email email@example.com
Closing date: 17 February 2019
Interview date: 25 February 2019Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification