Licensing Inspection & Enforcement Officer Tier 2 PO2 £39,564 to £42, 585
Full Time (36 hours) – permanent and 3 year fixed term contracts
The Private Rented Sector plays a very important role in Enfield’s strategic approach to meeting housing need. Enfield Council is committed to work in partnership with private rented sector landlords to improve and maintain high standards of accommodation and professional management and provide good quality housing. The recent introduction of a borough wide additional and large selective licensing schemes will help us to identify and deal with private rented homes where safety standards are not being met and where properties are not being properly managed.
As a Licensing Inspection and Enforcement Officer you will join Enfield’s recently established Private Rented Housing Team responsible for the licensing of properties and undertaking a wide range of enforcement functions to improve housing conditions across the private rented sector in the borough.
We are looking to recruit a number of Tier 2 Licensing Inspection and Enforcement Officers, who will be responsible for the licensing of properties and undertaking a wide range of enforcement. The work will be varied from dealing with complaints and hazards to investigating HMO related offences.
Candidates will have a comprehensive understanding of private sector housing and property licensing work, including proven experience of carrying out property inspections, assessing deficiencies using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, and determining enforcement action under relevant Housing Act and Environmental Health legislation, which may include but not limited to issuing of formal notices, civil penalties, prosecutions, rent repayment orders and banning orders.
As a Tier 2 Licensing Inspection and Enforcement Officer, you will have the opportunity to support and mentor Tier 1 Officers in their development and performance to deliver service objectives. You will have extensive housing and environmental health knowledge to make accurate and sound decisions in relation to technical and legal matters. You will be required to provide guidance and training on inspections and enforcement activity, and support officers in managing complex and contentious investigations and proceedings.
Candidates will need to be driven, have a proactive approach and have excellent organisational skills. Your communication and advocacy skills must be highly developed in order to provide clear and accurate advice to tenants and landlords and have the ability to remain effective when faced with difficult and demanding situations and people.
For some of this role you may be required to work from home and connect with your team and others virtually.
To help you help us, we can offer flexible working or compressed hours, home working opportunities, generous annual leave, personal development opportunities such as training and a friendly working environment.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.
2. your CV.
Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
As a regular and intrinsic part of this role requires you to speak to members of the public in English, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential and consistent with the requirements of this role. This role also requires you to be polite and courteous when conversing with the public.
Closing and Interview Dates
Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis. If you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible, in order to avoid disappointment.
Please note this advert will close at 23:59pm 22nd August , and we reserve the right to close this vacancy early once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
Interview date: Interviews will take place week commencing 29th August.
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If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Oley Taal Gaye on 0208 132 1043 or Oley.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Tina Fasi on 020 8132 2803 for an informal discussion.
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An external candidate, including Enfield Council agency workers, would be appointed on a fixed term contract, whilst internal candidates who are Council employees, would normally be expected to take up the post on a secondment basis.
To be eligible to apply for a secondment, Enfield Council employees must have completed probation and must have discussed/agreed the proposed secondment with their line manager. Fixed term contracts may be considered where secondment is not possible.
Secondments are the temporary loan of an employee from one part of the organisation to another part of the organisation and rely on the secondee to return to their substantive position on completion of the secondment.