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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Private Sector Housing Officer

Vacancy Id:
£25,591 - £28,485 per annum
Closing Date:
Benefits & Grade:
Grade J
Contract Details:
1 x Permanent 1 x Temporary until 31/03/2019
Contract Hours:
37 hours per week
Job Description:
Stockton-on-Tees is a Unitary Authority forming part of the Tees Valley sub-region. The Council has a reputation for innovation and effective scheme delivery, and is committed to working in partnership to meet the needs of local stakeholders. Economic Growth and Development Services is responsible for the delivery of a wide range of services across the Borough.

Following an internal promotion an opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, innovative and self-motivated individual to join the Private Sector Housing Team. You will work with a small team inspecting dwellings and houses in multiple occupation with a view to improving housing conditions within the private rented sector.

You will have particular responsibility for dealing with issues arising from tenants' complaints relating to housing defects and deficiencies. You will be expected to work with owners and landlords offering advice and assistance on improving conditions and management practices, but if necessary taking robust action using the enforcement powers available to secure improvements.

For this post you will need to have a flexible attitude, be able to demonstrate good communication and IT skills and be willing to work both as part of a team and individually. Applicants must have experience of the private sector housing field, housing standards, the Housing Health and Safety Rating System along with an understanding of the legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to taking enforcement action in relation to improving housing conditions.

Experience of preparing and producing witness statements, case files and attending court and/or tribunals to give evidence as and when necessary would be advantageous but is not essential.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please ensure you refer to the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Person Specification when completing your application as they are used to select candidates for interview.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Gary Knight, Private Sector Housing Team Manager on 01642 526621.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council ensures that all customers, both internal and external receive a consistently high quality level of service.

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