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Private Sector Housing Officer

Vacancy Summary
Adur & Worthing Councils
Starting from £28,206 to £30,688 per annum
Portland House, Worthing
Working Pattern:
Part Time
30 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
14/10/2019 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Post title

Private Sector Housing Officer – Part-time

Post No



Starting from £28,206 to £30,688 per annum


Grade 7


30 hours per week

Place of work

Portland House, Richmond Road, Worthing. West Sussex 

Closing date

14th October 2019


Week commencing 21st October 2019

The Private Sector Housing team have a vacancy for a part-time Private Sector Housing Officer. The emphasis in this role is on carrying out inspections and investigations of complaints about poor or hazardous housing conditions within the private rented sector, as well as inspections of houses in multiple occupation, but we also deal with grants and adaptations. 

Private Sector Housing is a friendly, professional team committed to improving housing conditions and protecting residents within our area and make full and appropriate use of legislation to achieve this goal.

Although qualifications and experience are important, strong consideration will be given to candidates with a positive attitude towards this important work.

For this post you should have an appropriate qualification in an environmental health or a housing related subject and ideally be experienced and competent in assessing housing conditions and in the use of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System. Experience in the drafting of formal letters and notice is also desirable, but good interpersonal skills are essential.

Reporting to the Private Sector Housing Manager, the successful candidate must be a hard working individual with a calm, responsible outlook and an ability to communicate with the public. 

The post will be based in Worthing town centre, but an essential part of the role is visiting people in their home across Adur and Worthing District. You must hold a full current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

The Councils operate flexible working practices. 

For an informal discussion, please telephone Bruce Reynolds, Private Sector Housing Manager, on 01273 263098. 

Equal Opportunities
Adur and Worthing councils have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Adur District and Worthing Borough Councils are equal opportunities employers and encourages applications from people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, people of any religion or belief or sexual orientation and job sharers. Childcare subsidy is payable in appropriate cases. Work base location is indicated, however you may be asked to work at any such place within the Adur District and Worthing Borough Council Service’s area as required.

Additional Information
As part of Adur & Worthing Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.
How to apply
In order to apply for this vacancy please use the Apply Online link below. No CVs or agency applications accepted.
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