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Private Sector Housing Officer

  • Job reference: JAMC659
  • Location: Medway, Kent
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Building Surveyors (All Levels), Control Surveyors (All Levels), Maintenance Surveyors (All Levels)
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Job description: A Local Authority based in North Kent is looking for Technical Officers - Private Housing to join their team. These are full time, temporary agency roles and the successful candidates must have a full relevant housing/construction qualification, extensive experience with the HHSRS and undertaking housing inspections and ideally experience in a similar local authority setting.

The main purpose of the role is to provide a specialist enforcement, renewal and advisory service to fulfil statutory and other obligations to ensure properties in the private sector comply with national standards - ensuring that homes are healthy, safe and warm.
This will involve inspecting homes in response to requests for service from private sector tenants relating to residential accommodation and providing advice and taking necessary action to remedy the situation.
The suitable candidate will have an understanding of local authority funding and financial measures and will be able to demonstrate the ability to carry out a range of tasks and understand the procedures associated with them. The role involves carrying out inspections and so a driving licence is a necessity.

The main additional responsibilities associated with this role are as follows;

The post holder will maintain a range of internal and external contacts in the provision of services and projects.
Internally there will be daily contact with the Team Leader and other team members and more generally with Officers within the wider Strategic Housing Service.
This post will assist in the development and maintenance of multi-directorate and multi-agency working and contact will involve liaison with owners, landlords, Housing Associations and legal advisers.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

Demonstrable experience in MS office applications
Full driving licence (valid for driving within the UK) and access to own transport for work purposes.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with some work-related pressure, for example from deadlines, interruptions or conflicting demands.
Can demonstrate dexterity, co-ordination or sensory skills, where there is some demand for precision in the use of these skills, for example driving and/or the general use of a computer during the working day.
Demonstrable ability to use own judgement and creativity to assess situations, solve straightforward problems and adapts to new ways of working
Demonstrable ability to use written and oral communication skills to present varied information in an understandable way to a range of audiences
Demonstrable ability to work within defined procedures and to work independently, using initiative to deal with straightforward situations, referring to supervisor/line manager for unusual or difficult problems
Demonstrable ability to carry out tasks and/or advise on internal procedures, which impact on the health and well-being of people
Demonstrable ability to explain straightforward tasks to others, where required
Demonstrable experience of providing general information, advice and guidance on internal procedures relating to finance

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such is offering a rate of £25 - £30 p/hour Umbrella Ltd. (Approx. £630 - £720 NET take home pay per week after all deductions).

If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to jamal.cantwell@servicecare.org.uk or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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