Empty Property Officer job opportunity - Cherwell and South Northamptonshire

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as the Empty Property Officer for Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire Councils, on a 3-year fixed term contract with a salary of up to £3,349.58 plus benefits. The closing date for applications is 28th January.

The advertisement for the post follows.

Empty Property Officer Ref. PSH017
Three-year fixed-term contract
£28,975.86 - £33,349.58 

Plus benefits

The Job:

We are recruiting to an exciting post in our shared Private Sector Housing Team, delivering services for both Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire Council.

As the Councils’ Empty Property Officer you will play a leading role in getting empty homes back into use. 

You will investigate complaints and referrals about empty homes and compile and maintain our database of long-term empty homes.  You will encourage owners to re-use empty property and provide advice and assistance, including grants and loans.  You will also be responsible for initiating and leading on enforcement interventions including remedial action and the preparation of EDMO cases and for preparing reports and providing data to support our work. You will be given considerable independence but will have a full case-load and will need to demonstrate a commitment to our housing work.

The Person:

You will be a confident and independent person who can use your skills and experience to get empty property back into use.  You must have a good understanding of empty homes issues and of the legislation and enforcement tools available to deal with them.  You will also need a sound knowledge of house-construction and building practice and be experienced in inspecting domestic premises.

You will be a strong communicator and negotiator with a proven track record of working with a considerable degree of independence.

In return we can offer you an interesting and supportive work environment and opportunities to help develop our empty property work and your skills and experience. 

The Benefits:

  •    Flexible working
  •    Generous annual leave
  •    Childcare vouchers
  •    Local government pension scheme
  •    Business mileage allowance

Closing date:            Sunday 28 January 2018
Interview date:       Thursday 8 February 2018

For more information please contact Tim Mills, Private Sector Housing Manager on 01295 221655.
To download an application pack and apply for the post, please visit https://www.cherwell.gov.uk/directory/18/jobs  or http://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/CouncilJobs.htm or contact the Human Resources Department on 01295 221528.

“Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire Council are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults”.

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