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Private Sector Housing Officer
  • Employer: London Borough of Hackney
  • Reference: LBH/21/157593
  • Published: Fri 02/07/2021, 15:35 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 27/07/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,301 - £42,609
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hackney

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Private Sector Housing Officer

Private Sector Housing Officer


Language: UK




Job Location: -




Region: London


Country: United Kingdom


Organisation: Hackney Council Anonymous Apps > Neighbourhoods & Housing


Job Number: HCAA00451


Service: Private Sector Housing


DBS Required: No


Organisation Logo: Hackney Council


Agreement Type: Permanent


Work Pattern: Full Time


Contracted Hours: 36


Grade: SO1 - PO3


SCP Range: £32,301 - £42,609


The Role:


Are you up for a new challenge? Want to try something new?


Come and join us at Hackney as we move into an exciting phase for private rented housing in the borough.


Our vacancies are in our Intervention team which is focused on property licensing with some  reactive work, or the Compliance team focussed on proactive targeted enforcement and compliance.


- You will have a detailed knowledge of legislation which can be used to improve poor conditions in the private rented sector.

- Have experience of taking enforcement action under the Housing Act 2004, and other environmental health related legislation.

- Have the ability to prioritise competing demands whilst managing a complex caseload.

- Have good communication skills ,both written and verbal.

- Have the ability to use the internet and other information technology systems including information management systems.

Knowledge and experience for the Intervention Team Role


- Experience of undertaking property surveys,

- Identifying defects to residential property and specifying remedial works

- Ability to prepare written schedules of works and enforcement notices

- Have a sound knowledge and understanding, and ability to apply the HHSRS

Knowledge and experience for the Compliance Team Role


- Demonstrable experience of undertaking criminal investigations.

- Ability to identify offences, gather and record evidence, and conduct interviews under caution

- Prepare prosecution files in accordance with statutory requirements and guidance

Please state which post you are interested in applying for on the application form.


The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.


When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.


This application process replaces a supporting statement.


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 27 July 2021


We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.


Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.


The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available