Do you want to improve the lives of people? Work in a flexible environment? Further your career by learning from some of the best experts in their field? The London Borough of Newham’s Private Sector Housing Service is at the forefront of the regulation of the private rented sector through its pioneering borough wide property licensing schemes. Our schemes have protected Tenants and Landlords by creating a genuine and tangible deterrent for Criminal Landlords. We are looking to build upon this good work and are looking for creative, enthusiastic and professional individuals to continue to improve our scheme. From the outset of employment there will be flexible working arrangements and training opportunities. We wish to recruit talented people from not only London but across the Country. Newham offers a Relocation Package of up to £7000*, to provide assistance to newly appointed staff who are required to move home as a result of their appointment. *Subject to eligibility criteria. Newham is located only 5 miles (8 km) east of the City of London and north of the River Thames. Our Office is only 13mins from the M11 and 20mins from the M25. Public Transport in Newham is served by the London Underground and Overground, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Buses and National Rail, which includes the new cross-London rail service (Elizabeth Line) that will stop close to our offices.
About the Job
Compliance Officer - Private Sector Housing
£32,430 - £34,794 per annum
The Compliance Officer role is within the regulatory and compliance side of Property Licensing. It will require the inspection of private rented dwellings to ensure license conditions are being adhered to, checking the standards of management and identifying any potential housing disrepair. You will ensure a high number of inspections are carried out to strict deadlines, whilst being customer focused. Your attention will also be on the detecting of criminality, gathering evidence and ensuring this is acted upon. All with a view to improving housing standards and putting people at the heart of everything you do. For this role, you must have a full UK driving licence and use of a vehicle.
As a Compliance Officer you will be organised and flexible in your approach to work. You will have excellent customer service and communication skills. You may be required to work early mornings, late evenings and/or weekends on a regular basis. You will need to provide an excellent service to landlords, owners, occupiers and tenants in all tenures. You will be part of a team of high performing officers and are expected to ensure you work efficiently, continually monitor and meet your targets and provide a quality service and to effect change where required. You will need to have the aptitude and experience of using technology to input and access information using various IT systems (Excel, Word, databases etc)
Closing date: 9th November 2020.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account.
These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.
Due to high demand of applications, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early. If you have any questions and/or would like to discuss this role please contact Wayne Pobi 0203 373 1194
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The London Borough of Newham is located only 5 miles east of London. It is well positioned with access to all major networks in London and the south east. It is well connected by public transport with, bus, tube and DLR. When the Crossrail service opens it will call at Custom House close to our council offices and also Stratford station and from there to central London. The London City Airport which serves major European cities is located at Royal Albert Dock. Newham has the youngest overall population in the country. It was one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains most of the Olympic Park including the London Stadium. It has a thriving arts quarter with the both the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Stratford Circus Arts Centre offering excellent entertainment for all the family. There is the University of East London which has two campuses in Newham, one in Stratford and another next to the regenerated Royal Albert Dock. It also has a large Westfield shopping Centre in Stratford which has all the major retailers there.
Newham has a large housing regeneration programme that will build over 1,000 new council homes by 2022.