Principal Private Sector Housing Officer (Regeneration), Open to flexible working
Principal Private Sector Housing Officer (Regeneration)
PO5 - £45,288 - £47,274 (Effective from 1st April 2019)
Hackney is London's most diverse and dynamic borough. Stretching from the edge of the City, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in the tech, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, some of the capital's best schools, and first class transport connections, which combined with excellent local public services and a thriving arts, cultural and retail sector, are fast making it one of London's most popular areas to live, work and visit.
Hackney Council is looking for someone with a background in private sector housing to help make a difference to tenants’ lives. As Principal Private Sector Housing Officer, you will play a lead role in improving housing in Hackney. Housing is a top priority for us, this is an exciting opportunity to step into a management role and support our innovative new approach.
One in three households in Hackney now rents in the private sector. Housing across London is experiencing unprecedented pressure, with rents rocketing as demand increases. Hackney’s Mayor has pledged to tackle poor conditions and management concerns. We are getting tough on rogue landlords and making agents fulfil their duties using new powers and expanded licensing schemes.
We need people like you - keen to make a difference, who understand the impact housing issues have on the health and wellbeing of residents. You will help us respond to our customers’ needs, providing services on-line to make our response more accessible and efficient. You will use a wide range of data and intelligence to target enforcement on properties and landlords where it matters most.
The outcome of this work can transform lives. Alongside enforcement, our active grants programme allows disabled and vulnerable residents to remain independent in their own homes. We help prevent homelessness by helping tenants stay in their homes. Above all, you will be part of our team working to ensure private sector housing is safe and well managed for the people living there.
Day to day you will provide advice and guidance on housing legislation. You will ensure your team strive to provide an excellent service to residents, and that our procedures are carried out correctly. You will help the Team Manager put in place solutions for the complex issues faced. You will also be responsible for ensuring your team meets any targets and deadlines and are up to date with new guidelines and best practice.
You must have the skills and enthusiasm to help create a high performing team. We need someone able to promote this work internally and with external agencies. You must have experience of private sector housing in a local authority context, have a solid understanding of the relevant legislation and be ready to take on a management role. You will also need a Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health or equivalent.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click 'Apply'.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.
Closing date: Monday 25th February 2019
Interviews: Friday 15th March 2019
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.