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"Knowing that the work I do contributes towards improving the lives of Peterborough residents is a real driver for me. Work isn’t just about coming into the office to do the 9 to 5, it’s about wanting to make a real difference. The commitment of my colleagues in working to achieve that goal means there’s always support when you need it and a great team spirit."

Claire M, Children's Services

Prevention and Enforcement Service Officer - Housing

Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/06/2018 23:59
Employment Location:
Bayard Place, Peterborough
£23,866 - £27,358
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:

Job details 

Closing date:
22 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

We are looking for a highly motivated team player to work within our selective licensing team. Ideally you will have knowledge and experience working within the private housing sector. You must have an interest in housing and helping to ensure that tenants live in safe warm decent homes. You must be keen and able to work on own initiative, think on your feet and able to handle difficult situations and challenging people confidently both over the phone and in the field.

You will be based in Peterborough which is a fast growing, multi-cultural city. The team is a busy multi skilled team within the Prevention and Enforcement Service

You will be responsible for:

- Undertaking visits to assess properties as part of the selective licensing application process to assess suitability of accommodation, identify and record housing defects.
- Working with landlords, agents and members of the public to provide education, information and advice in relation to a wide range of topics but specifically around housing and licensing.
- Taking a lead responsibility for investigating unlicensed properties, ensuring they become licensed or appropriate legal action taken, including prosecutions.
- To support the delivery of the Prevention and Enforcement Service and specific projects as identified by the Safer Peterborough Partnership and other strategic decision making bodies within the Council.

Excellent customer service skills, organisational skills and the ability to work as part of a busy front line team. You will also have experience of carrying out investigations and be able to manage and progress legal cases.

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