Housing Solutions Officer - Compliance (INTERNAL)

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Growth & Regeneration
Huddersfield and surrounding areas
Grade 7 to 9
£23,484 - £30,984

To apply for this job you must be an employee of Kirklees Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date - and have successfully completed your probationary period. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.

Are you passionate about, and highly committed to, helping people find and sustain a good quality, affordable home?

Kirklees Council’s Housing Solutions Service delivers a range of services aimed at preventing and relieving homelessness for individuals and households across the district.

The Housing Compliance Team will facilitate and support access to good quality private rented accommodation.  The team is responsible for working with landlords and homeowners to ensure good property standards and management practices are achieved and maintained

Additionally, the Compliance Team are responsible for ensuring landlords, property agents and owners comply with their statutory requirements through support, negotiation and enforcement action.

Working closely with your Housing colleagues, your aim is to Prevent Homelessness.

The Role

You will be responsible for liaising directly with customers, often face to face and within their own homes.  You will be required to provide creative and innovative solutions to resolve customer’s housing needs and problems.

You will be expected to demonstrate skills in mediation, negotiation and communications to achieve satisfactory outcomes.  You will have a knowledge of a range of housing related legislation relating to property, tenancy and homelessness as well as an understanding of welfare entitlement

You will undertake property inspections to assess standards in relation to current legislation, statutory and corporate standards.  You will be expected to maintain accurate and timely notes, prepare improvement plans, and reports using appropriate systems and applications.  You will be expected to undertake enforcement action where appropriate.  This will include drafting and serving Notices and letters accurately and promptly.  Providing and presenting information in respect to legal proceedings with relevant colleagues.  You may be required to participate in PACE interviews (Police And Criminal Evidence Act 1984)

We offer a flexible working environment, supportive team and management and an ongoing commitment to support your personal and career development. This post will be based at Civic Centre 3 with a blend of hybrid working.

For more information about the role, please contact Jeremy Maguire, Team Manager (Housing Compliance or Stephen Cale, Operations Manager (Quality Homes) on 01484 221000.


This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: jobs@kirklees.gov.uk or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

09 October 2022, 11:55 PM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.