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Housing Standards Officer

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: R&P/22/179273
  • Published: Fri 14/01/2022, 13:59 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 06/02/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours
  • Salary: £32,234 to £34,728
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Agile, Merseyside

In this role, you'll be responsible for improving housing standards across the Borough by working pro-actively and providing advice and guidance, undertaking property inspections and enforcement activity to reduce hazards in housing in the private sector.

 

The role is an interesting and varied job as it requires generic working across all private sector housing disciplines including selective licensing, mandatory licensing of houses of multiple occupation, property accreditation, the delivery of financial assistance products to improve housing and bringing long term empty properties back into use .

 

We are looking for someone who has experience of surveying and inspecting housing, ideally you will have a sound knowledge of housing legislation across all areas of housing standards, but in particular with HMOs' or someone who is willing to develop their technical expertise in this area. It is important that you should have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills and can work independently using a range of computer software packages including Microsoft Office and Teams.

 

You should be customer focused with excellent interpersonal skills as well as having experience dealing with the public face to face and over the telephone.

 

Above all you will be looking to improve the way we engage with our employees, residents and customers to ensure they are at the heart of everything we do.

 

The proposed interview dates are week beginning 21st February 2022.

 

Should you wish to discuss informally, please contact Ian Gordon on 0151 691 8237.

 

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home.  In future, the Council will be moving to a hybrid of working arrangements for many of our roles with a combination of homeworking, office and site working as required.

 

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

 

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

 

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

 

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

 

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

 

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  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: R&P/22/179273
  • Published: Fri 14/01/2022, 13:59 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 06/02/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours
  • Salary: £32,234 to £34,728
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Agile, Merseyside

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