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Housing Renewal Technical Officer

  • Job reference: jt0022
  • Location: Bideford, Devon
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Housing Professionals
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Job description: Housing Renewal Technical Officer (Housing Enforcement Officer), Bideford
A Devon based Borough Council are looking to recruit a part-time Housing Renewal Technical Officer (Private Sector Housing Enforcement Officers), with an in-depth knowledge and experience in formal enforcement action and inspections of both private sector housing and with homes of multiple occupation.

Job role
Assist in implementation of TDC Housing Renewal Policy and related policies/strategies, advice to private sector tenants, landlords, & owner-occupiers about housing disrepair & energy issues. Receive & process applications for housing grants and loans from private tenants, landlords & owners-occupiers. Monitoring of private sector housing conditions, including assisting with enforcement action. Registration & monitoring of Houses in Multiple Occupation in accordance with legislation.
*Inspections of private sector properties, responding to tenant complaints, drawing up schedules of condition & disrepair. Assessing properties in accordance with Housing Health and Safety Rating System/Decent Homes Standard. Preparation of enforcement notices. Advice and signposting to landlords.
*To take appropriate enforcement action, serve formal notices, preparation of proceedings, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses and attendance at Court/Tribunal/ Enquiry/committee. To arrange and undertake works in default as necessary.
*Identifying empty properties and working with team to bring these back into use. Develop processes/procedures, including flow charts, for how to deal with empty properties.
*Identify HMOs, register HMOs and prepare licences where required, inspecting and advising tenants, landlords and others.
*Advise customers on private sector renewal issues, including home energy efficiency and liaise with other TDC colleagues and outside agencies to ensure the customer receives a full range of advice on services available.

The Contract
This is 24 hour per week contract, Monday - Wednesday, on a temporary basis running until 31/03/2019

Why work with Service Care Solutions?
-An exclusive range of Social Housing vacancies across the UK
-Free DBS processing
-Provider of Housing staff to over 200 local authorities and 100 Housing Associations.
-Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
-£250 referral bonus if you refer a successful candidate and they complete a probationary period

How to Apply
If you wish to apply for the role, please send over a copy of your CV to Jason Thomas at Service Care Solutions (Jason. thomas @ service care. org .uk) or feel free to call Jason on 01772 208 966