• Reference: ES31
  • Salary: £28,357.00 - £34,883.00 per annum pro rata
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Posted on: 12 May 2022
  • Interview date:
  • Division: Strategic Housing
  • Positions: 1
  • Grade: G - H
  • Working hours: 18.5 per week
  • Closing date: 25 May 2022
  • Location: Town Hall, Crawley
  • Category: Housing
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About the role

A job share opportunity has arisen within the Private Sector Housing team at Crawley Borough Council. Working as part of a small team, you will deliver a quality service to our private sector residents within our town. 

Your role will be to:

  • Further improve the good standard of accommodation already available
  • Carry out inspections as a result of complaints from tenants and take appropriate action to ensure a safe home for residents
  • Process and determine house in multiple occupation (HMO) Licence applications in accordance with the Housing Act 2004 and the our own HMO standards
  • Help to deliver our statutory Disabled Facility Grants and Discretionary Loans services 

You will have experience of working in a private sector housing environment, have a good working knowledge of the Housing Act 2004, Disabled Facility Grants and other housing related legislation. 

You will be able to effectively and efficiently manage a challenging caseload and be confident working as part of a small team. 

To be successful in this role it is important that you are self-motivated with an eye for detail. You will have excellent inter-personal skills with the ability to communicate sensitively with tenants, landlords and other interested partners to achieve the required outcomes. Experience in property inspections and carrying out HHSRS risk assessments is required for this role.

In return for your commitment, we offer a competitive package including training opportunities and  a generous employee benefits package.  Applications are welcomed from newly qualified environmental health graduates with a desire to develop their knowledge and interest in private sector housing as well as from those individuals with prior experience of working in this field.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, as we may close this advert before the stated closing date if enough applications are received.

Additional information

Permanent part time contract on a Job Share basis. 2.5 days (18.5 hours) per week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday AM).

Ability to attend evening meetings as and when required.

May on occasions be required to work in confined areas and climb ladders.

A full current UK driving licence will be a requirement of the role for which an essential car user allowance (currently under review)

A Baseline Personnel Security Standard check is required as part of this role, and that will also entail the successful applicant undertaking a basic Disclosure and Barring Servicec (DBS) check.

Employee benefits

We offer a generous employee benefits package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.

Our way of working

Our shared values and behaviours reflect the special nature of our council. We encourage all colleagues to put them into practice, whatever job they do. Take a look to see if we are the perfect match.

Safer recruitment

Crawley Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

How to apply

Click the Apply button to complete your application online. Please ensure that the reference details you supply are for your current or most recent employer and that any gaps in employment are covered on your application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a fully completed application form.

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, email chris.modder@crawley.gov.uk, Private Sector Housing Manager or call on 01293 438418.

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