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 in Housing Standards and / or Environmental Health with an emphasis on housing standards, and a knowledge of housing legislation across all areas of housing standards. 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.
The interview will include a 30-minute written test.
This role requires the post holder to hold a valid full driver’s licence.
Woking Borough Council offers in return:
- A competitive salary (£28,714 to £39,717 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 a Basic 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 Emma Bourne, Head of Environmental Health 01483 743 840.
Closing Date: 26th November 2023 at 11.59pm
Interview Date: 1st December 2023