Rushcliffe: Empty Homes Officer (permanent post) 22.5 hours pw

Environmental Health Service

Empty Homes Officer
Up to £27,273 pro-rata (with 2019 pay award)
22.5 hours per week

Rushcliffe Borough Council provides high-quality services to more than 110,000 residents in a borough made up of vibrant towns and stunning villages. Our Council offices are located in West Bridgford, Nottingham in a purpose built office and leisure centre facility, the Rushcliffe Arena.

Rushcliffe Borough Council has recently published an Empty Homes Strategy and an opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, innovative and self-motivated individual to join the Environmental Health Service in a permanent post.

We are looking for a confident and independent person with an understanding of the issues that empty homes pose, who can use their skills and experience to lead on the implementation of our strategy.

You will investigate complaints and referrals about empty homes and compile and maintain a database.  You will encourage owners to bring homes back into use by providing advice and assistance.  You will also be responsible for initiating and leading on enforcement interventions including serving notices, remedial action and the preparation of cases and reports for court action. You will be given considerable independence but you will have a full case-load and be expected to deliver positive outcomes.

For this post you will need to have a flexible attitude, be a confident communicator and negotiator and be willing to work both as part of a team and independently. You will also need a sound knowledge of house-construction and building practice. Knowledge of the legislation associated with empty homes and enforcement practices would be advantageous but is not essential.

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 home work and your skills and experience.

All applicants will need to demonstrate in their application their skills and experience against the person specification and job description for this post.

Our package includes:

  • Working in purpose-built offices and reduced membership of the onsite leisure centre
  • Free car parking
  • An opportunity to further your career with a high performing forward looking Authority with training to support CPD and personal development; and
  • Local Government pension scheme.

Rushcliffe Borough Council supports flexible and part-time working in line with the needs of the public that we serve and the business needs of the Council. We believe that embracing flexibility is a smart way of working and ensures we can find and support the mix of talent and experience we need.  We can’t promise, but we are open to a chat about flexible working when you apply for a job with us.

If you feel you have the experience and qualities outlined in the above post then you can obtain further details and apply online by visiting our web site at or

You can also request an application form by emailing or by telephoning Nottingham (0115) 914 8317 (answer phone service available), or write to the Strategic Human Resources Manager, RUSHCLIFFE BOROUGH COUNCIL, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7YG.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact Gary Pickering, Principal Officer (Environmental Protection), or telephone 0115 914 8276.

Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date: Fri 1st March 2019 17:00hrs
Interviews: Tues 12th March 2019