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HMO Licencing Officer

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£32,418 - £34,209 p.a. inc.
Closing date
23 Aug 2021

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Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

The Private Housing Services currently runs HMO mandatory, additional and selective licensing schemes, which focuses on and have greatly contributed to improving the quality of privately rented accommodation across the Borough. We are seeking to appoint to join our team of licensing officers to help drive forward our plans.

This role offers the exciting opportunity to contribute to achieving the service and Council vision of quality rented accommodation within Brent. You will manage a caseload, carrying out housing inspections, surveys and provide accurate reports after each visit. You will ensure that properties and their landlords comply with relevant legislations, taking enforcement actions as appropriate.

Professional development is central to the dynamics of the team and you will therefore be given training on relevant legislation regarding property licensing and any other knowledge required to the post. You will have a key role in helping to achieve the Councils vision of having high quality rented accommodation throughout the Borough.

The Person

  • Do you have experience in private property licensing, housing conditions inspections and health and safety (HHSRS) assessments, as well as experience in managing cases involving landlords and tenants?
  • Have you got the ability to work effectively both on your and within a team?
  • Do you possess excellent oral and written communication skills?
  • Are you able to effectively prioritise your own workload and work to deadlines?

If so we welcome your application! To discuss the role please contact Tony Jemmott, Private Housing Manager, 020 8937 2377 or email

Closing Date: 23 August 2021 (23:00)

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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What make us different?

Brent has a diverse artistic community, a wide range of cultural activities and award-winning parks. Each community in Brent has its own cultural celebrations including one of Europe's biggest Irish festivals and the Hindu Diwali festival, which attracts around 40,000 people each year. The borough is home to 'Mahogany', the innovative designer for carnival and theatrical costumes and the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn. Brent, located in the northwest of Greater London, is one of London's most diverse boroughs.

Great values!

Brent It is one of the most culturally and racially diverse of all local authorities in England and Wales. Brent is working to be a safer, more attractive and more environmentally-friendly borough, with great opportunities for people to work and thrive.
Why work for Brent?

  •  Good road and rail links into central London.  Competent and skilled work teams.  A trusting working environment.  Very attractive pension arrangements. Salary progression. Free season ticket loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in a diverse and cultural environment?

Brent may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Find Us
020 8937 1234
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
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