Job Title: Residential Licensing Officer
Location: Harrow Depot
Employer: Pertemps Recruitment Partnership for Harrow Council
Contract Type: Temporary ongoing
Hours of Work: Full time, 37.50 hours per week
Overview of a Residential Licensing Officer
Pertemps have an exciting opportunity within Harrow Council for a self-driven and motivated Residential Licensing Officer to join an expanding team. The role of Residential Licensing Officer has a competitive pay rate of £18.40 per hour. Other benefits include excellent training and support for career development and 21 days holiday (excluding Bank Holidays).
The Main Purpose of a Residential Licensing Officer:
"To prepare, as necessary, reports and statements of evidence for legal proceedings resulting from contraventions of legislation, to meet and advise legal on cases to assist in the preparation of cases and securing legal action, and to attend court to give evidence on behalf of the council as required.
"To provide professional, expert and up to date technical and legislative advice to residents, businesses, Members and key stakeholders.
"To issue letters, notices, legal documents, formal cautions, fixed penalty notices, warnings and other documents as required by legislation.
"To ensure full compliance with established legal procedures and legislation relevant to the presentation of evidence and court procedures, including PACE, CPIA, RIPA and similar.
"Take responsibility for dealing with moderately complex operational delivery and enforcement issues with support from lead officers within the service area.
"Work collaboratively and carry out work schedules to service standards to achieve high standards and customer satisfaction.
"Use IT systems and specialist software relevant to the appropriate disciplines, including recording of all work to allow performance management analysis.
About you, the successful applicant will have:
"A working knowledge of residential licensing legislation and requires the ability to demonstrate a specialist working and up to date knowledge and application of legislation in this area.
"A working knowledge of relevant Health, Safety and Welfare legislation and approved Codes of Practices.
"Experience of working with a range of stakeholders from public, private and third sector organisations.
"Hold a Housing Health & Safety Rating Scheme qualification to allow inspection under HHSRS.
"Hold a recognised formal qualification in the associated area (e.g. Environmental Health) OR substantial experience of a minimum of 2 years in residential / private sector housing enforcement.
"Possession of a full current driving licence.
"For almost 60 years, Pertemps Recruitment Partnership have been the market leader in providing permanent and temporary staffing solutions and we are one of the most established players within the recruitment industry. The Sunday Times has listed us as one of the Best 100 Companies to work for 14 years running. We are not a big scary faceless company, quite the opposite: we strongly believe in the personal touch with everything we do. We are proud to be accredited 'investor in people' which is reflected across our business in length of service and career progression of our employees.
"Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406