020 8732 5450

(BF6118) Housing Standards Manager

Buckingham Futures Published: October 19, 2018
Location
South London, United Kingdom
Job Type

Description

Ref:BF6118

Our client in South London is recruiting for a Housing Standards Manager to start in Asap

Job Purpose:

  • Assist in implementation of Housing Standards, advice to private sector tenants, landlords, & owner-occupiers about housing disrepair & energy issues.
  • Receive & process applications for housing grants and loans from private tenants, landlords & owners-occupiers.
  • Monitoring of private sector housing conditions, including assisting with enforcement action.  Registration & monitoring of Houses in Multiple Occupation in accordance with legislation.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspections of private sector properties, responding to tenant complaints, drawing up schedules of condition & disrepair.
  • Assessing properties in accordance with Housing Health and Safety Rating System/Decent Homes Standard.
  • Preparation of enforcement notices.
  • Identifying empty properties and working with team to bring these back into use.
  • Develop processes/procedures, including flow charts, for how to deal with empty properties.
  • Act as technical lead for contractors carrying out housing repair functions, including pricing schedules of work & checking others’ pricing.
  • Assist with monitoring and delivery of such contracts.
  • Identify HMOs, register HMOs and prepare licences where required, inspecting and advising tenants, landlords and others.
  • Advise customers on private sector renewal issues, including home energy efficiency and liaise with colleagues and outside agencies to ensure the customer receives a full range of advice on services available.
  • Process grants and loans in a timely fashion & in accordance with financial regulations.
  • Production of information to managers to support and inform production and implementation of Empty Homes, Home Energy Conservation and other Housing Renewal Strategies.
  • Education and Experience

Skills and Experience 

  • Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health recognised by the Chartered Institute or
  • Environmental Health (or equivalent).
  • A recognised two-day HHSRS assessors training course.
  • Experience
  • Recent suitable and practical experience of enforcement in private sector housing.
  • Recent experience of surveying large Houses in multiple occupation and drafting
  • schedules of work.
  • Recent experience of investigating complaints and dealing with enquiries in relation to the
  • Housing Act 2004.
  • Recent experience of undertaking enforcement action under the HHSRS of the Housing
  • Act 2004.
  • Recent experience of processing and assessing the suitability of HMO licence
  • applications.

To register your interest please email ricky@buckinghamfutures.com or call us on 020 8732 5450

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