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Senior Officer

Sheffield City Council
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
grade 7 (£35,745 - £39,186)
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

Job Details

Sheffield has high performing schools and a thriving Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District. We want our City to flourish, to grow our communities and have extensive plans to build new homes. 

We have an exciting opportunity to join Sheffield as a Senior Officer in the Housing & Neighbourhood Service managing our 39, 000 council homes and providing safe and warm homes and giving an excellent service to our customers.    

The job role will include -

- Delivery of a contract administration service of the operational delivery of our domestic electrical programme and other electrical installation programmes

-  Implementation and monitoring of on-site quality assurance, defect inspection and handover procedures in line with Sheffield City Council policy and procedures.   This will include issuing site instructions, variations and offering competent, sound technical advice

- Participation as a member of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for delivering (but not limited to) contract administration service, operational delivery of onsite heating improvement works and an area based tenant and contractor liaison function

- Carry out joint inspections with Neighbourhood Officers offering assistance and guidance on matters relating to electrical maintenance and improvements to properties

- To give advice on permission requests from customers relating to changes to electrical installations and to assess and approve the standard of tenant’s improvements

- Undertake inspections and surveys, prepare, produce and present technical and non-technical reports and designs including the making of recommendations and remedial actions

- Scoping and supporting our HME strategies looking at our options on our future requirements for dwellings over the next 10 years, including supporting our aim to be net zero by 2030.

- Be responsible for effective consultation and communication, both formally and informally, with tenants, contractors, elected members and colleagues. This may also include liaising with emergency services and other external stakeholders.  The role will require attendance, reporting to and active participation at but not limited to local project groups, working groups and progress meetings

The Successful Applicant we are looking for will be -

  • Able to deal with contractors, other agencies and have good customer care skills and visit sites
  • Able to demonstrate a positive attitude to work, feels brave about brainstorming new ideas, and makes people feel excited to go to work with their colleagues
  • Able to undertake condition and dilapidation surveys and make recommendations on work requirements
  • Be a team player who is organised, and is calm under pressure
  • Able to produce high quality reports that diagnose investment requirements with recommendations to senior managers
  • Ability to lead and participate in consultation with customers about future capital programmes of work
  • Must hold; 18th edition IEE wiring regulations qualification
  • Ideally understand the legislation relating to legionella and the appropriate action to be taken to ensure property is managed according to the regulations including Responsibilities under L8 would be helpful. You may be asked to attend a training course if this qualification / experience is lacking

The team are based at Solpro Business Park, Attercliffe, Sheffield.  There is a requirement for the postholder to carry out site visits to customers’ homes and properties across the city.  The team work a hybrid model and this post will spend 80% working out on site with the remainder of time either working in the office or remotely at home. 


For informal enquires about the role please contact either Steve Batty on 0114 2052630 (Monday / Tuesday) or Craig Watkins (Monday – Friday) on 0114 2735127.

We expected to conduct interviews week commencing 24th June 2024.

We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups.  We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.

It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

If appointed to this role, your starting salary will be at the bottom of the grade. If you provide payslip evidence that your basic pay is greater than the bottom of the grade, we will consider starting you at the point of minimum advantage within the grade.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.


Company info
0114 272 6444
2-10 Carbrook Hall Road
Town Hall
Surrey Street
South Yorkshire

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