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Specialist Advisor (Private Sector Housing)
  • Employer: Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
  • Reference: SD/22/212188
  • Published: Mon 26/09/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 24/10/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £24003 to £37,890
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils, East Sussex

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Specialist Advisor (Private Sector Housing)

In Customer First we provide a range of Services across two Local Authority areas. Within Private Sector Housing we are committed to raising the standards of accommodation locally.

We have a vacancy in our team for a Specialist Advisor with a focus on Private Sector Housing. The successful candidate will have responsibility for the implementation and enforcement of legislation in relation to Private Sector Housing, specifically dealing with complaints on disrepair issues, working closely with landlords, and licensing of HMO’s. 

The role also includes the specialised job of delivering our Disabled Facilities Grant programme. You will be involved in the processing of formal DFG applications, including the analysis of building schedules, liaising with relevant health professionals and most importantly be able to communicate efficiently and effectively with the grant applicants.

You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, have a practical outlook and show initiative.  Experience and qualifications are required in Environmental Health and/or in private sector housing enforcement.  The successful candidate will be a strong team player with unflagging enthusiasm and genuine commitment to delivering excellent customer service.