Private Rented Sector Officer (18 month fixed term contract)

Private Rented Sector Officer

(18 month fixed term contract) – 37 hours a week

Salary range £23,820 - £28,020 per annum

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and resilient professional to join our Housing Needs Team. The successful candidate will mainly work with private landlords and agents to increase the supply of private rented accommodation in the District, developing and actively offering market incentive packages to maximise engagement with the Council.

You will administer the Council’s funding schemes and inspect properties supplied under the schemes, undertaking comprehensive suitability assessments of all offers of private rented sector accommodation, carry out sign ups and exit visits, and assess claims from landlords.

You will be expected to maintain regular contact with landlords, letting agents and property owners during the term of the tenancy in order to sustain tenancies and prevent homelessness. You will provide practical support to tenants, helping to apply for benefits where appropriate.

The role requires a person with effective communication and negotiation skills who can build effective relationships in a demanding environment in order to find solutions, working in a proactive and positive way to market the benefits of private rented accommodation.

Special Conditions: 
We can offer you an excellent benefits package including a pension scheme, generous leave allowance, flexi-time, home working, leisure concessions and more.
Salary Range: 
£23,820 to £28,020 p.a
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 12:00pm
Interview to be held on: 
Thursday, 8 February 2018
Friday, 9 February 2018
Reference Number: 
HPPS0251
Further Info: 

If you are interested in this position, you can find out more details by looking at the attached documents at the bottom of this page.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Richard Mitchell, Housing Needs Manager on 01462 474270.

How to apply: 

To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date.  Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

To apply, please follow the link below to our online recruitment service:

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If you have any questions, please call our helpline on 01462 474556, email us at hrhelp@north-herts.gov.uk, or by Text Phone on 01462 474800.

Guidance on Completing the Application Form:

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.

Please read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information. Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date. In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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