In Northampton, we have completely transformed the way in which we tackle criminal, rogue and irresponsible landlords who knowingly rent out accommodation that is unlicensed, substandard or unsafe.
Our cutting edge, intelligence-led, risk-based, multi-agency approach to housing enforcement (and our development of our EHOs as trained investigators) is turning heads and getting results. Earlier this year, we expanded our Housing Enforcement Team to make full use of our powers under the Housing and Planning Act 2016.
We are now looking to appoint a talented private sector housing enforcement specialist to manage our Housing Enforcement Team.
To meet the requirements of this exciting role, you must have extensive knowledge and experience of private sector housing enforcement, be able to deal effectively with the full range of housing offences (including harassment and illegal eviction) and understand how the Council’s use of civil penalties and rent repayment orders can be used to hold offenders to account and encourage positive behaviour change.
You must be tenacious, outcome focused, a clear thinker, a great motivator and a skilled and effective negotiator and problem solver.
If you want to be at the forefront of modern housing enforcement, and to make a real and lasting difference to people’s lives, we would be delighted to hear from you.
• 26 days annual leave entitlement increase to 31 days annual leave after 5 years continuous service;
• Local Government Pension Scheme;
• BHSF Healthcare Scheme;
• Flexible Working arrangements;
• Reduced car parking;
• Number of discounts at local stores within Northampton.