Senior Housing Standards Officer

Would you like to live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country?  
SLDC serves an area that includes two national parks, with the majority of the stunning Lake District National Park in our district, as well a s western parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With friendly communities, low crime rate, cultural attractions and stunning locations South Lakeland makes an attractive proposition for one and all. 
Here at SLDC we have recently embarked on an innovative and forward thinking journey, implementing our Customer Connect Programme which will transform the way we deliver services, by maximising digital technology and putting customers at the heart of everything we do. The programme will improve services by allowing our valued customers to do business with us in a simpler way. Through Customer Connect our continued aim is to elevate South Lakeland as the ‘best place to live, work and explore’…would you like to join us, share the experience and make a difference…? 
This is an important post within the Council’s Housing Strategy and Delivery team based at South Lakeland House in Kendal.  
The post-holder will be responsible for investigating complaints primarily in the private sector, relating to housing standards and ensuring statutory duties are complied with using the Council’s enforcement powers. Other duties will include implementing the Council’s Disabled Facilities Grants policy. 
Knowledge and previous experience of the above is essential, this includes use of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, PACE, evidence gathering and service of Legal Notices. 
We are looking for a suitably qualified individual (BSc Environmental Health Degree or equivalent qualification) with experience and good knowledge of private sector housing issues relevant to the Local Authorities. 
This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a full UK driving license is required. You may also be required to occasionally work out of standard office hours. 
The successful candidate will have the opportunity for home-working up to two days per week, to be agreed with the Principal Housing Standards Officer. 
We are unable to accept CVs alone for job vacancies, however, they can be attached to the application form. Candidates that are shortlisted for interview will be informed by email (the email address used to register with our recruitment site).

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Closing date for applications: Monday 10 December 2018  

Interviews will be held: Thursday 20 December 2018