Private Housing Officer

Job Information

Salary: £11,808 - £13,120 p.a + car cash allowance based on Part Time

Contract Type: Permanent/Part Time - Job Share

Hours: 14.8 hours (2 days)

Location: Hailsham East Sussex




We have an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our busy Private Housing Team.


What will you be doing?

The team delivers a high quality customer orientated service that covers a wide variety of activities related to the repair, renovation and improvement of local housing stock, including disabled adaptions in the council’s own housing stock.

The section deals with all aspects of private sector housing, including Disabled Facilities Grants, minimum standards in rented accommodation, houses in multiple occupation, energy efficiency, residential caravans and empty homes.

The team currently has a high demand for Disabled Facilities Grants therefore the post holder will primarily help deliver the Financial Assistance Policy but will also be expected to be involved in a range of housing inspections and enforcement work.


What do you need?

You will have an HND in Building Surveying/ Building Studies (or equivalent), or you will be a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner. You will be used to surveying and carrying out inspections to dwellings, able to prepare schedules of work, have knowledge and experience of current private sector housing legislation and guidance, be able to advise on improvements and have experience of administering improvement grant/loan schemes including disabled facilities grants. You will ideally have full Housing, Health & Safety Rating System (HHSRS) certification.

You will need to possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to maintain clear and accurate records.


What do we offer?

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime and discounted leisure centre membership.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Post number:    D5010b

Closing date:     7th October 2022

Interview date:   20th October 2022

Job Description

Closing Date: 07/10/2022

Interview Date: 20th October 2022

Post Number: D5010