Housing & Health Practitioner x2 – Environment & Communities

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Housing & Health Practitioner x2 - Environment & Communities
Interim Position

K&C 5235200

Posted: 11th September 2023 16:12
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  • Pay Rate:

    £31.64 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • KENSINGTON, London,

    W8 7NX

What's involved with this role:

Interim Housing & Health Practitioner x2 - Environment & Communities

Reference no:  K&C 5235200

Pay rate: £31.64 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months  

City: KENSINGTON, London

A Housing & Health Practitioner is required to be responsible for ensuring that the Council discharges its statutory obligations in respect of the appropriate function. These functions are in the regulatory area of: Private Sector Housing Enforcement; Licensing of houses in multiple occupation; Energy Efficiency; Empty Properties and Grants. To work towards a borough with good quality private sector housing that is well managed and put to the best possible use to meet people’s needs.

To improve the quality of housing by increasing the number of private sector houses in decent condition that are currently occupied by vulnerable groups, by identifying and regulating the use of HMOs so that standards in the poorest quality properties are improved and implementing the Affordable Warmth Strategy. To protect the health, safety and welfare of residents through the enforcement of Housing legislation and standards relating to residential premises.

Key responsibilities:

  • Act as a mentor for contractors and new staff. Carry out monitoring visits with contractors and lesser experienced staff. Give feedback as and when required.
  • Respond to, investigate and resolve, within published service standards, wherever possible, complaints regarding poor housing conditions in the private sector.
  • Undertake planned inspections as part of the team’s pro-active inspection programme and HMO licensing regime. Prepare schedules and plans where appropriate in order that enforcement notices/orders can be served/made and HMO licences issued.
  • Handle service requests and give advice to consumers, businesses, employers, occupiers and landlords as appropriate and where necessary dealing with councillor enquiries.
  • Inspect problem premises to ensure that all relevant legislation is being complied with and being involved with the most challenging and high profile cases as directed.
  • Undertake the processing of HMO licence applications, draft licence conditions and where appropriate take enforcement action for non-licensing or breach of licence conditions.
  • Undertake inspections under the Housing Health and Safety Rating system and other legislation, consider the nature of hazards and defects found, appraise and take the most appropriate course of action within the Council’s policies and procedures. Where notices are not complied with instigate works in default or prosecution proceedings as appropriate.
  • Prepare reports and statements of evidence for legal proceedings and attend, give evidence and assist with the presentation of cases in Court or at the Residential Property Tribunal.
  • Contribute to projects and initiatives in relation to engaging stakeholders such as London Landlords’ Day, Landlord Accreditation and Environment Day. Assist with enquiries and promotional events in connection with energy efficiency, housing standards and housing inequalities. Promote a range of housing initiatives to tackle fuel poverty and poor housing.
  • Diligently monitor a caseload of notices and enforce in accordance with Council policy and maintain daily records of visits made and action taken.
  • Promote high standards of quality and transparency in the local delivery of the team’s private sector renewal strategy.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • A recognised two-day HHSRS assessors training course.



  • Experience of undertaking projects, researching topics and preparing written reports.
  • Experience of working with computers and an understanding of information technology.
  • Experience to present clear written argument, which turns thought and analysis into coherent and practical policy proposals.
  • Recent experience of advising senior managers, managers, employees and service users in particular on housing legislation and interpreting legislation.
  • Recent experience of investigating complaints and dealing with enquiries in relation to the Housing Act 2004.
  • Recent experience of powers under the Housing and Planning Act 2016.
  • Recent experience of processing and assessing the suitability of HMO licence applications.
  • Recent experience of surveying Houses in multiple occupation and drafting schedules of work.
  • Recent experience of undertaking enforcement action under the HHSRS of the Housing Act 2004.
  • Recent suitable and practical experience of enforcement in private sector housing.


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
  • ***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.



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Housing & Health Practitioner x2 - Environment & Communities
Client Category: Local Authority

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