Housing Standards Officer job in Loughborough Leicestershire

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Housing Standards Officer

A local authority has a vacancy for a Housing Standards officer to work on a temporary contract from June to August.

  • To support the Group Manager – Private Sector Housing in the day-to-day activities of the team and to carry out inspections for the enforcement of housing standards and licence conditions in line with the Council’s adopted policies.
  • Delivery of an effective and appropriate service to all service users, fairly and without discrimination

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Investigate housing standard complaints, carry out housing inspections and investigations (including houses in multiple occupation). Undertake any necessary enforcement action, in accordance with the service’s objectives and procedures, including the production of reports, correspondence, work schedules and statutory notices as required.

Carry out void inspections and arrange for repairs and appropriate safety checks to PSL properties where appropriate, in accordance with the lease, management and legislative requirements.

Assist in the management of empty homes in the Borough with the objective of bringing homes back into use where possible, in accordance with the Council’s Empty Homes Strategy and appropriate legislative or grant aided interventions.

Undertake inspections for Accommodation Certificates and issue appropriate correspondence.

Carry out inspections of potential Tenant Finder properties, ensuring that they are suitable for occupation in line with the service’s objectives and procedures.

Undertake inspections of licensed caravan sites and ensure compliance with site licence conditions.

Applications are invited from candidates with the following skills set:

NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Building Studies/ Construction or Environmental Health.

Demonstrable experience 

Must hold a current full UK driving licence and have access to a suitably insured vehicle available for work purposes

Overview

  • Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Job Title: Housing Standards Officer
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