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EHO/Surveyor Private Sector Housing

Employer
Brent Council
Location
Brent, London (Greater)
Salary
£36,708 - £42,855 p.a. inc.
Closing date
17 Oct 2021

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Sector
Housing, Management and Maintenance
Job role
Surveyor
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

Brent Private Housing Services moving your carer forward 

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 role has a multi-disciplinary function within the Private Housing Services Enforcement Teams, being required to work on own initiative and having responsibility with regards to the interpretation and implementation of Housing, Public Health and other associated legislative powers as they relate to private rented sector enforcement and licensing initiatives. They will also need to give due consideration to the needs of a diverse and dynamic population.

They will engage in detailed and robust liaison with all sections of the Housing Service and other associated departments of the council, public bodies, government departments, building societies, tenant associations, owners, surveyors, architects, agents, tenants, etc. as appropriate tasks.  They will provide a “front-line” customer focused, rapid response services to all significant issues related to customer requests, for the repair, licensing, maintenance and/or improvement of rented houses.

 

Additionally, the post holders will provide full surveying Agency Service in connection with the Council’s private sector schemes, carrying out comprehensive survey in the process for the purpose of identifying suitable further actions with regard to statutory notice enforcement action and/or Agency work.

The Person

We are looking for experienced Environmental Health Officers/Surveyors to join our Housing Services’ Enforcement team. The post holder will undertake a full range of private sector housing duties, including carrying out multi-agency inspections of unlicensed properties and license condition checks and inspecting properties in disrepair.

You will be self-motivated and able to demonstrate a high level of knowledge of the Housing Act 2004 and other housing legislation.  You will be competent in using the HHSRS for housing inspections for both disrepair and property licensing issues.  You will also have experience of compiling evidence and taking cases to court and able to work as a team and on your own initiative.

Applications are welcomed from qualified or newly qualified Environmental Health Officers/surveyors however, consideration will also be given to candidates that demonstrate the right skill set. In return, we offer a friendly, supportive work environment with opportunities to further develop your professional skills further with training opportunities and CPD.

Closing Date:  17 October 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 recruitment@brent.gov.uk.  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.

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Telephone
020 8937 1234
Location
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ
GB
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