Salary: £24,982 - £27,741 Plus laptop & phone
Working Arrangements: Monday to Friday
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Fixed Term for 12 months
Flexible working arrangement
This post is suitable for Job Share
Suitable for Secondment: Employees wishing to be considered for secondment should agree with their head of service before submitting an application form.
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Closing date: 27.11.2020 at 23:59
The successful candidate will be required to speak English to an appropriate standard.
This post requires a Basic Criminal Record Check
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About the Post:
Housing and Cohesion Officer
Location: Barnsley Police Station, Barnsley
Essential Criteria: Relevant level 3 qualification required
Barnsley Council recognises the challenges posed to our communities by the growing number of properties being converted into shared accommodation. Safer Neighbourhood Services are seeking highly motivated and experienced officers to work as part of a new team focusing on Houses in Multiple Occupation and other shared accommodation in the private rented sector. As a team you will be responsible for using early intervention methods to raise housing, behaviour and environmental standards in this sector.
As a Housing & Cohesion Officer you will provide a proactive housing management service to tenants and landlords of shared accommodation. This will include initial investigations into housing disrepair, overcrowding, landlord malpractice, anti-social behaviour and environmental blight.
You will be able to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of relevant legislation, tools, powers and approaches in dealing with vulnerable people living in shared accommodation. This will include a working knowledge of private sector housing, ASB and environmental sanctions and the legal processes available to secure the best outcomes for people and our communities.
You will be a strong team player who is able to respond creatively to new challenges and ways of working.
Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.
Job Profile: Housing & Cohesion Officer Job Profile.pdf
Vacancy Exposure Profile: Exposure Profile.pdf
Please ensure you view the job profile for this role, as you will need to demonstrate in your application form how you meet the required criteria.
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