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Private Sector Housing Officer - Caravan Licensing

  • Job reference: jt0059
  • Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Housing Professionals
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Job description: A Bedfordshire based Council are looking to recruit a Private Sector Housing Officer to work within Caravan Site Licensing. An in-depth knowledge and experience in Park home licensing and park home enforcement experience is required. To take responsibility for a high level caseload, special projects and assigned tasks in relation to a range of housing related environmental health responsibilities. Responsible for developing, implementing and enforcing policies, using specialist technical skills and knowledge to maintain and safeguard standards relating to people's health and well-being.

Job role
-Responsible for a high-level caseload across the range of environmental health disciplines for the Service to ensure customer satisfaction and compliance with legislation, Council and Service policies and procedures.
oThis includes domestic nuisance, public health housing conditions/HMO inspections, harassment & illegal eviction, national assistance burials, licensing of park homes, and the provision of financial assistance to eligible clients
-Responsible for audit checking other Officers' grant and enforcement work to ensure legal and audit requirements are met.
-Responsible for responding to requests for service, carrying out both routine & unplanned visits and inspections to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation.
-Be responsible for issuing enforcement action including preparing and issuing formal notices, statutory letters and documents when no improvement has been made.
-Be responsible for initiating legal proceeding, preparing and giving evidence in court.
-Responsible for preparing Schedules of works and specifications of varying complexity in association with both grant work and enforcement.
-Report on performance, implement improvement plans where short falls are identified in target times of work being completed.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role the individual must have detailed knowledge of relevant legislation, procedures and best practice. Experience of enforcement of legal standards in respect of environmental health work. Experience of collation of evidence in support of legal proceedings. Park home licensing and park home enforcement experience is required.

The Contract
This is 37 hour per week contract, Monday - Friday, on a temporary basis running until the 4th July.

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