Private Sector Housing Enforcement Officer

17 May 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

A temporary ongoing position for a Private Sector Housing Enforcement Officer has arisen with the Fenland District Council.

You will provide a holistic, co ordinated approach to tackling poor property conditions in the private rented sector in Wisbech and data gathering to help tackle Modern Day Slavery.

General Responsibilities:

  • Respond appropriately to customer enquiries and provide accessible customer information via a range of media
  • To undertake street by street property inspections of all private rented accommodation in March as well as the appropriate enforcement action and case work where required
  • Gather data and information on landlords and or agents, property size and location, tenants data via a questionnaire and input on to data base via Idox Uniform to capture this information and maintain it.
  • Undertaking duties as required for delivering Houses in Multiple Occupation

Experience and Skills:

  • Use of housing ICT systems and other proprietary software in common use.
  • Relevant post qualification experience in housing enforcement - Housing Health & Safety Rating Standard knowledge and practical experience of undertaking enforcement action.
  • Effective evidence gathering for successful enforcement action.
  • Housing and community functions, processes and guidance from national bodies and local liaison group policies relevant to and at a depth relevant to the role.
  • PACE, Criminal Investigation and Procedures Act, RIPA, preparation of evidence, service of statutory notices.
  • A Corporate or Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and holder of EHORB Registration.
  • Housing Health & Safety Rating System (HHSRS) qualification and experience of implementation within the private sector housing market.
  • Current valid Driving Licence and use of a car.

Hours of work are 8.30am till 5pm, Monday to Friday.

To apply please send your CV or email for more information.

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