Private Sector Housing Officer
  • Employer: Crawley Borough Council
  • Reference: CBC/22/201738
  • Published: Thu 23/06/2022, 17:17 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/07/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £28,357 - £34,883
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Town Hall, Crawley, West Sussex

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Private Sector Housing Officer

About the role

An exciting job share opportunity has arisen within the Private Sector Housing team at Crawley Borough Council. Working as part of a small team, you will deliver a quality service to our private sector residents within our town. Your role will be to:

  • Further improve the good standard of accommodation already available
  • Carry out inspections as a result of complaints from tenants and take appropriate action to ensure a safe home for residents
  • Process & determine HMO Licence applications in accordance with the Housing Act 2004 and the councils’ own HMO standards
  • Deliver the councils’ statutory Disabled Facility Grants and Discretionary Loans services 

You will have experience of working in a private sector housing environment, have a good working knowledge of the Housing Act 2004, Disabled Facility Grants and other housing related legislation.

You will be able to effectively and efficiently manage a challenging caseload and be confident working as part of a small team. 

To be successful in this role it is important that you are self-motivated with an eye for detail. You will have excellent inter-personal skills with the ability to communicate sensitively with tenants, landlords and other interested partners to achieve the required outcomes. Experience in property inspections and carrying out HHSRS risk assessments is required for this role for which you must hold the two-day HHSRS certificate qualification.

Crawley is a great place to work, with a vibrant town centre, a thriving business district and excellent transport connections including Gatwick Airport. The borough is geographically well located and compact, which helps to keep travel time to a minimum. This is an exciting time to be working for Crawley Borough Council as we will soon be moving into a new, purpose-built Town Hall later this summer, which will provide a stimulating work environment. The council has also adopted a hybrid approach to the working week where officers are able to work from home as well as the Town Hall.

In return for your commitment, we offer a competitive package including training opportunities and generous employee benefits package. Applications are welcomed from newly qualified environmental health graduates with a desire to develop their knowledge and interest in private sector housing as well as from those individuals with prior experience of working in this field.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, as we may close this advert before the stated closing date if enough applications are received.

In addition to the permanent Job Share position, we also looking for Private Sector Housing Officers who are interested in working for Crawley Borough Council on a casual basis to help the team meet current service demands. Anyone who meets the essential criteria on the person specification for the Job Share role and an is looking for a bit a bit more flexibility in their work please contact Chris Modder for further information, contact details below.



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