Location:Haringey Council - Alexandra House
Closing Date:18 Jun 2023
Salary: PO2 £37,725 – £40,614 per annum + 31 days annual leave
Location: Haringey, North London
Hours: 36 hours per week
Advert closing date: Sunday 18th June 2023
Haringey Council is one of 32 in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse borough, and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth.
We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.
About the role
The Private Sector Housing Team is based within Regulatory Services. We are part of a wider Community Safety and Enforcement Service within the directorate of Environment and Resident Experience.
Like many other borough’s Haringey faces significant challenges with its housing sector. We have an ambitious housing strategy which aims to use all of the levers at our disposal to improve housing in Haringey.
Haringey’s Private Rented Sector is now the largest housing sector in the borough and we are striving to improve this sector using our regulatory and enforcement powers. Our private sector housing team is responsible for dealing with complaints from tenants in relation to their rented properties.
We have two active property licensing schemes in addition to Mandatory HMO licensing within our borough which are integral to delivering better quality private rented accommodation. A Licensing scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and Selective property licensing. The property licensing functionality is now the main driver for improving property conditions. We aim to support compliant landlords and take clear and robust action against non-complaint landlords and support tenants in undertaking enforcement action to provide safe, comfortable accommodation that is free of Cat 1 hazards as defined in the Housing Act 2004.
We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated, creative individuals who want to be a part of our growing private sector housing team. We need people who want to make a difference to people lives, who are caring and courageous and can bring a strong work ethic. This role involves working multi-agency to achieve the teams performance outcomes and wider Licensing projects objectives.
An effective team player with a track record of developing positive relationships with colleagues, managers, and partners. Someone who is resilient and determined to overcome obstacles and find solutions and workarounds with the ability to work effectively under pressure, respond successfully to rapidly changing priorities and meet tight deadlines.
Working for Haringey
Haringey is an ambitious local authority, as the shape of local government continues to change, we’re determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents and visitors enjoy the best opportunities, Haringey have to offer. We are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce. Our benefits package includes generous leave entitlement, health and wellbeing support, local government pension scheme and a range of generous discount schemes across leisure and culture together with financial and money-saving discounts.