Salary range: 35,724 - £41,706 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Brent Private Housing Services moving your carer forward
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Brent Private Housing Services is a London Authority at the forefront of private sector property licensing and we are now looking to develop our dynamic enforcement team to deal with the ever-expanding private rented sector within our borough. We are building upon this good work, and are looking for creative, enthusiastic and professional individuals to continue to improve our team. If you are an environmental health officer or surveyor with knowledge and experience of property licensing/HHSRS enforcement and would like to take your career to the next level, we have the job for you.
The Environmental Health Officer/Surveyor role is within the private housing services department. It requires carrying out multi-agency inspections of unlicensed properties and licence condition checks and inspecting private rented properties in disrepair.
You will be responsible for carrying out the high standard regulatory work of the Private Rented Sector in Brent that will protect tenants and make the private rented sector a fairer place to operate.
You may be required to work early mornings, late evenings on a regular basis.
As a EHO/Surveyor, you will be required to take action against rogue landlords, as well as dealing with complaints from tenants in privately rented accommodation about housing and/or public health problems.
You will manage your own workload and progress cases to conclusion to ensure performance targets of the service are met. You will need to demonstrate experience of housing enforcement actions as well experience of HHSRS inspections/investigations.
You will possess good knowledge of private sector housing and property licensing within the local government framework. You will need to have the ability to deal with customers in a sensitive manner, able to work under pressure and manage a demanding and diverse workload.
You will need to have the aptitude and experience of using technology to input and access information using various IT systems.
Newly qualified students will not be expected to have the experience above, but must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the laws and regulations governing private housing standards.
Closing Date: 28th February 2020 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: TBC
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council. All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.