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Private Sector Housing Officer

  • Employer: Rushmoor Borough Council
  • Reference: HOU/23/232933
  • Published: Thu 16/03/2023, 13:41 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/04/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,298 to £42,503
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Rushmoor Borough Council, Farnborough Rd, Farnborough, Hampshire

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Private Sector Housing Officer

G5/37 hours   

Salary scale G5 - £36,298 – £42,503 

Rushmoor Borough Council is situated in Farnborough, which is in North East Hampshire.  The council continues to provide an excellent service to residents enabling them to live in warm, safe and accessible homes. 

Rushmoor is looking for a private sector housing officer to work within Operational Services.  The private sector housing team deal with all aspects of regulation and enforcement of housing standards, fire safety, conditions and licensing of HMOs, mandatory disabled facility grants, discretionary housing renewal grants/loans, immigration inspections, empty properties and energy efficiency. 

This is an exciting, challenging and rewarding role working within the private sector housing team. You will need to be self-motivated, empathetic, an excellent communicator and confident in making enforcement decisions to achieve positive outcomes for residents and landlords.   

If you are interested in applying for this role, the council would like you to have:- 

  • Experience of assessing housing conditions using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) 
  • A knowledge of building construction and defects
  • Experience of inspecting and licensing HMOs 
  • A knowledge of enforcement action and powers of entry under Housing Act 2004 
  • A knowledge of the legislation to deal with rogue landlords under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 
  • A knowledge of the legislation to deal with bringing empty properties back into use
  • A knowledge of energy efficiency legislation in relation to privately rented properties 
  • Experience of administering disabled facility grants and housing renewal grants and loans 

For an informal discussion please call Hilary Smith, Private Sector Housing Manager on 01252 398637 

Closing date - 9th  April 2023 

Interviews - 18th and 19th April 2023