Temporary Private Sector Housing Officer

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Temporary Private Sector Housing Officer
Contract / Temporary

Teignbridge 5211093

Posted: 29th August 2022 11:29
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  • Pay Rate:

    £15.60 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


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Temporary Private Sector Housing Officer 

Job Ref: Teignbridge 5211093 

This role can be hybrid which a mixture of working from home ( we are open to negotiations). The role will also involve visits to residents homes to carry out inspections.

To enforce, maintain and improve standards within the private rented sector on behalf of the Authority   

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Interpreting and enforcing housing legislation primarily in the private rented sector through both reactive and proactive work. 
  • Carrying out Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) assessments and determining the most appropriate course of action. Preparing and serving notices as necessary, preparing evidence for and attending the Residential Property Tribunal, court and public enquiries.   
  • Risk assessment and inspection of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) with partner agencies where appropriate, to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation.  Licensing of HMOs in accordance with the current licensing scheme. 
  • Provide advice to tenants, private and social landlords, letting agents and other professional, statutory and voluntary agencies on housing conditions and the legislation relating to housing standards, through individual contact and forums/events. 
  • Work in connection with the Housing Options team to ensure safe and secure accommodation for homeless and vulnerable clients, providing a joined-up housing service for residents of Teignbridge.  
  • Preparing and presenting reports to the relevant Committee. 
  • Processing grants and loans that facilitate adaptations or improvements to houses within the private sector - including drawing up technical specifications, schedules of work and assessing costs submitted. 
  • Providing information to the Private Sector Housing manager and the Head of Communities & Service Improvement in relation to housing as required. 
  • Representing the Authority in matters relating to housing at meetings, seminars and conferences, including making presentations on housing matters. 
  • Inputting information on the Council’s IT systems to ensure records are maintained for performance reporting, whilst complying with GDPR 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Level 3 Certificate in Housing 
  • Building construction Specialist knowledge in housing legislation including houses in multiple occupation 
  • Computer skills 
  • An ability to listen, understand, assess and resolve problems 


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

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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: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Temporary Private Sector Housing Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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