Post Name
Private Sector Housing Officer
Vacancy Description
Post ref: PSN000830
Contract: Temporary for up to 6 months
Location: City Hall
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Grade: 7
Salary: £31,401 to £34,106 per annum, pro-rata for part time
Closing date: Monday 4th March 2019
Interview date: Wednesday 13th March 2019

This is a temporary position of up to 6 months.

Norwich is looking for a Private Sector Housing Officer working to improve housing conditions within the City.

The City has a large private rented sector with over 14 thousand privately rented homes. Some 20 percent are estimated to have a category 1 hazard. You will work to improve the condition and management of properties, investigating poor housing conditions using the HHSRS and other housing enforcement legislation. Duties include HMO inspections; investigating and responding to complaints in relation to housing conditions; providing advice; service of notices; issue of civil penalties and prosecutions where necessary. We offer flexible working and also relevant training courses.

We are looking for a Private Sector Housing Officer with experience of working in a fast paced local government housing enforcement environment. Ideally you will have experience of Houses in Multiple Occupation and the application of HHSRS as well as court or tribunal experience. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be confident working with landlords, agents and tenants as well as a range of related agencies. We are looking for a highly motivated officer with relevant enforcement experience or completion of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health’s (CIEH) assessment of professional competence.

Norwich is a city with a rich character all of its own, with an inclusive atmosphere, compact enough to make you feel at home but with a vibrant cultural scene. We also have charming countryside on our door step which includes the unique Norfolk Broads and the natural beauty of the North Norfolk Coast. This is the perfect location for anyone wanting the work/life balance with house prices lower than the national average and rail links to London.

Closing date: Monday 4th March 2019
Interview date: Wednesday 13th March 2019

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