Liverpool City Council is a forward thinking authority committed to delivering quality Housing Services for local residents and working proactively to meet housing need linking in with our wider strategy to ensure sustainable neighbourhoods. This includes working with residents, landlords homeowners and other stakeholders to improve housing conditions using a range of interventions to achieve this.
An exciting opportunity now exists within the Private Sector Housing Team. We are seeking experienced and highly motivated individuals to assist us in driving up standards in the private rented sector. The department is responsible for delivering on Private Sector Housing Standards, HMO Licensing and a Citywide Selective Licensing Scheme. The successful candidate will have relevant professional experience in housing inspections and enforcement and an in-depth technical knowledge of housing defects and remedies. In addition to excellent written and oral communication skills you will ensure both the highest standards of customer care and a fair, equitable approach to housing enforcement. Your remit will involve extensive liaison with landlords, vulnerable tenants and a variety of internal and external agencies.
This is fixed term post for 12 months.Key Accountabilities
Undertake routine inspections and visits to enforce relevant housing legislation.
Prepare notices, legal documents and other correspondence and provide support to the Principal Officer Housing Enforcement Team.
Investigate complaints and respond to service requests.
Provide specialist advice to the planning and licensing teams.
Represent the service at meetings, courts, tribunals and inquiries.
Respond to Have Your Requests and requests made under the Freedom of Information Act.
Attend training courses to maintain your continued professional development.Skills and Experience
The essential criteria are marked with *, all other criteria are desirable
Please refer to the attached Person Specification.