Burnley borough is situated in Pennine Lancashire with its compact urban area, stretching along the two river valleys of the Brun and Calder and is surrounded by moorland countryside. Burnley has excellent transport links to the City of Manchester.
Burnley has seen significant economic and housing growth. In the UK it is in the top 10 for private sector jobs growth, second for digital jobs growth and was recently recognised as a ‘property hotspot’.
The private rented sector plays a valuable role in providing housing for residents of the borough. Many landlords take their responsibility seriously and the council wants to encourage and support them. However, some landlords are not taking responsibility for the condition of their property or for the way they manage that property and tenancy. To address this, the Council operate selective licensing areas and have recently been given Secretary of State approval to implement two new areas in Burnley Wood with Healey Wood and the Leyland Road area.
This role will be responsible for ensuring the schemes operate effectively, working alongside landlords, tenants, and other local stakeholders to achieve this. Officers will deal with all aspects of the scheme, including processing online applications, visiting homes to be licensed, advising landlords on work needed to their homes, providing guidance on license conditions, and working pro-actively with landlords and tenants to improve homes and the local community. If you would like to be part of improving housing conditions in Burnley and join the selective licensing team at this exciting time you will need to demonstrate in your application form that you meet the criteria detailed in the person specification.
Selective licensing is an extremely busy team continually dealing with a wide range of priorities affecting the private rented sector. It is essential you have experience of prioritising heavy workloads and working flexibly to meet tight deadlines. You will need to be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences and present written and verbal information in a clear and concise manner.
For an informal discussion on the content of the job descriptions or person specification, please contact, Lauren Dickens, Project Officer Selective Licensing on 01282 425011.
This is a temporary post until November 2024, which could be extended, should approval be granted to introduce new selective licensing areas.
How to Apply
We thank you for your interest in working for Burnley Council.
Please note, we do not accept CV's, please apply online via the link.