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Job Title: Housing Enforcement Officer
Category: Office Date Posted: 21/02/2019
Location: Croydon Expiry Date: 31/03/2019
Salary: £16.88 per hour Contact Name: Amy Sestanovich
Job Code: AS-HEOcr1 Contact Email:

Housing Enforcement Officer


Full-Time Temporary Contract (3 Months)

£16.88 per hour

The purpose of this role will be to carry out inspections of dwellings in relation to housing conditions and public health issues and to take informal and/or statutory enforcement action as appropriate. To provide advice to property owners and occupants, builders, internal colleagues and external agencies on housing and public health issues.


  • To survey properties using Part 1 and Part 3 of the Housing Act 2004
  • To triage enforcement cases
  • To be well organised, be able to work independently with minimal supervision and be part of a team
  • To input data following inspections and find time for post inspection follow up
  • To research cases as necessary


  • Relevant qualification in environmental health, building and/or drainage (eg BTech) or experience of working in a relevant field
  • A thorough understanding and application of the wide range of legislation relating to Housing, Public Health, Drainage and Pests, including codes of practice, local and national guidance
  • Understanding of and ability to apply the Housing Health and Safety Rating System
  • To have HHSRS and building construction experience
  • Experience in building design, construction and technology, drainage (above & below ground) and pest control
  • Experience of identifying defects to residential properties and specifying remedial works
  • Experience of using legislation to take enforcement action
  • Experience of working with external customers
  • Experience of using a range of IT systems

Special Conditions:

  • Must be able to provide suitable transport to be able to travel between sites
  • Must be able to enter confined spaces e.g. underground drainage systems
  • Able to climb ladders and other access equipment to carryout surveys

Headstart Employment is an Equal Opportunity Employer