Temporary Private Sector Housing Enforcement Officer

Hays Specialist Recruitment
17 May 2019
14 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Your new organisation

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council employs around 1,700 staff, who work together to deliver a wide range of services that meet the needs of those who live, work and visit the area. The council provides a range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council is ambitious for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for 2050.

Your new role

The council is currently seeking to appoint three Private Sector Housing Enforcement Officers who are enthusiastic and competent individuals to can carry out routine inspections, assessments and enforcement as necessary in dwellings both singly and multi-occupied. You will need to ensure that private sector homes are safe, secure and healthy for their residents and their accommodation. The key responsibilities in these positions will be to undertake inspection, surveys and other investigations of residential properties in the private sector under housing and related legislation. In addition you will need to undertake investigations and enquiries, produce reports, work schedules and correspondence as required.

What you'll need to succeed

The successful candidates will have appropriate training to HHSRS assessor standard and relevant experience in both inspection and enforcement options including appearance at court and tribunal. To undertake the full range of duties, you need to either be an Environmental Health Practitioner or Private Sector Housing Enforcement Officer within a Private Sector Housing Section.

What you'll get in return

When joining the council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: flexible working, salary car sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. They are committed to ensuring that you are supported in this varied and challenging role with the appropriate level of training. A full list of benefits provided by Southend Council can be viewed on the "Why Work For Us?" tab.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in this role, please click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV or call Nathalie Storozynski at Hays on . If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion about your career.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require a standard DBS check. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.