JOB OPPORTUNITY: Shropshire recruiting 2 empty property officers

Empty Homes Officer
(2 Posts)

Job reference: CS10/57
£27,052 - £28,636 per annum
37 hours, Fixed-term until 31 March 2013

We are looking for two enthusiastic individuals to join the Private Sector Housing Division based in Shrewsbury, operating throughout the Shropshire Council area.

You will provide a lead role in implementing the Council’s emerging Empty Homes Strategy to bring empty homes back into use, working closely with internal and external partners including communities.

This post requires education to degree level or equivalent and a formal qualification in Housing, Environmental Health or Construction. Experience of inspecting properties, identifying hazards under the Housing, Health and Safety Rating System and compliance with the Decent Homes Standard is essential. Experience of high level negotiation on significant issues in housing or a similar field would be beneficial.

The post requires a valid driving licence. Alternative arrangements will be discussed with disabled candidates. Full details will be found in the application packs.

For an informal discussion about this post please speak to Graham Jones, Private Sector Housing Manager on 01743 251800 or Paul Kelly, Housing Renewal Manager on 01743 251807.

Closing date: Thursday 8 July 2010.
Interview date: Tuesday 20 July 2010.

To request an application pack please contact Shropshire Recruitment and Contracts Team on, Tel: 03456789012 (24 hour answerphone), Email: quoting our job reference number. Details of posts are also available on our website: and we welcome applications submitted online.

CVs are not acceptable.

Shropshire Council will safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to do the same.

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