Woking Borough Council has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced professional to join our busy and dedicated Housing Standards Team as a Housing Standards Officer on a full time, permanent basis.
Reporting to the Housing Standards Team Leader, in this role you'll be responsible for improving housing standards across the Borough by working pro-actively and providing advice and guidance, undertaking detailed property inspections, and taking appropriate enforcement action using a wide range of relevant legislation, including licensing to reduce hazards in housing in the private sector.
We are looking for someone with experience of surveying and inspecting housing, ideally you will have a sound knowledge of housing legislation across all areas of housing standards or someone who is willing to develop their technical expertise in this area. This is a varied role suited to someone with excellent customer service skills and knowledge and experience of tenancy relations. It is important that you have a positive and confident outlook, experience of working with diverse client groups and can communicate accurately and effectively with a wide range of people.
This role requires the post holder to hold a valid full driver’s licence. The interview will include a 30 minute test.
Woking Borough Council offers in return:
- A competitive salary (£31,188 to £37,817, dependent on experience)
- Flexible benefits and vehicle allowance
- 23 days annual leave
- Flexi time scheme
- Membership of the local government pension scheme
- Discounted health and leisure membership
- Excellent career opportunities for committed individuals
The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Council will offer assistance and further details will be in the job application pack.
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for this post. An assessment may be required. If you have any queries or would like to discuss this further, please contact the Human Resources team.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Anne Woodward, Housing Standards Team Leader 01483 743 460 or Jacqui Dixon, Interim Head of Strategic Housing 01483 743 616.
Closing Date: 02 October at 23:55PM
Interview Date: 06 October 2022