Housing Regulations Officer
Posted 4 months ago - Expired 3 months ago

Chesterfield, Derbyshire,
Fixed Term Full Time
£27,358 - £29,909 per annum
1 Applications

Reference: CBC/18/0002
Salary Details: £27,358 - £29,909 per annum
Job Term: Fixed Term for 18 Months
Appointment type: Temporary
Hours: 37 per week
Location: Venture House
Department: Private Sector Housing
Division: Health & Wellbeing

An exciting opportunity to join Chesterfield Borough Council’s Private Sector Housing Team has arisen.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated Environmental Health Professional to help deliver the team’s regulatory functions.


The Council recognise that housing conditions have a direct impact upon the health and wellbeing of the occupants.


The Private Sector Housing team aims to improve living conditions for people across the private sector and delivers a wide range of services including the regulation of privately rented accommodation, investigation of allegations of harassment and illegal eviction, delivery of financial assistance for housing repairs, Disabled Facilities Grants, mandatory HMO and residential Mobile Home Park Licensing, taking action against unauthorised encampments as well as the delivery of the Councils Empty Homes Strategy.


Your work will include the full range of private sector housing enforcement activities but will have a focus on the investigation of housing complaints, HMO inspection and licensing and the taking of appropriate and proportionate enforcement action.


You must be able to demonstrate the motivation and commitment to improving living conditions within private sector housing. You should have a degree in Environmental Health or a similar equivalent qualification. We are looking to appoint at grade 8.


As such you should have at least twelve months post qualification practical experience, including HHSRS and the application of applicable housing legislation. You must have completed an approved HHSRS training course.


This post requires you to have a valid driving licence and your own car available for work purposes.


Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.


You will also be required to subscribe to the DBS online Update Service.


(Please refer to the link below for further information)

https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

For an informal discussion please call Sarah Watts (01246) 345144.
Working in local government is a highly satisfying and rewarding experience in so many ways.

In return for the contribution you’ll make to our local community, you’ll enjoy an excellent range of benefits and the possibility of flexible working options, plus learning and development opportunities which will offer the chance to progress your career further.


How to apply


CVs are not accepted, please download and complete the application form below and return it by email to hrjobs@chesterfield.gov.uk. Your application must be received no later than the closing date shown below.


See our guide to applying for tips on how to complete your application form and for details of other ways to apply.


Closing date: 2 September 2018
Provisional interview date: TBC