Housing Standards Officer

Job Details

Cheshire West and Chester Council are looking for am housing standard officer to assist the Team Leader to deliver and promote excellent services to the people of Cheshire West and Chester and beyond as required.

  • Inspections, investigations and surveys of private sector properties in order to identify their condition with reference to all relevant legislation, standards and guidance.
  • Preparation of specifications and schedules of repair work and assessment of the progress and quality of such works
  • Resolution of complaints relating to private sector housing matters, e.g., disrepair, HHSRS hazards, overcrowding, harassment, illegal eviction, houses in multiple occupation (HMO) licensing, empty properties, accreditation and immigration inspections in accordance with statutory provisions and council policy
  • Advise the Team Leader on contraventions and commence appropriate enforcement action where appropriate with reference to the full range of legislation relevant to housing conditions, including preparation and service of legal notices, statements, attending court and provide evidence as a representative of the council.
  • Liaison with other council units (e.g. Benefits, Building Control, Planning, Housing Solutions, Nuisance Team), Landlords, Contractors, Ward Councilors, the Fire Authority and other outside organisations to achieve improvements in the condition / management of the private sector housing stock
  • Delivery of proactive initiatives such as forums and specialist working groups aimed at landlords, students and other private tenants, including giving talks / presentations and general advice on private housing problems.
  • payrate: £40.00 umbrella