Service Care Solutions Ltd

Empty Homes Officer

Empty Homes Officer, Selby
A local authority in North Yorkshire are recruiting for an Empty Homes Officer, to oversee their void process, bringing empty homes back to standard for re-letting.

The Role
As the Council's Empty Property Officer, you will play a leading role in dealing with empty properties and bringing them back into productive use.

This will include the following tasks and responsibilities:
, You will carry out investigations, assess each property and make decisions based on the most appropriate, cost effective and timely way to bring empty properties back into occupation.

, You will lead the negotiations and the buyback of ex-council properties sold through Right to Buy.

, As part of the empty homes working group you will provide the technical support for the compulsory purchase of long-term empty properties.
, To update, monitor and review the progress of the Empty Property Strategy.

, To identify and obtain information on empty properties within the District and to devise a robust Empty Property Database accordingly.

, To seek and implement innovative and creative solutions to bring empty properties back into use.

, To organise awareness of the empty property issues and any initiatives through appropriate promotional materials, publicity and education.

, To develop procedures for tackling empty properties using the various options and solutions to bring empty property private sector dwellings back into use in accordance with the Council's Empty Homes Strategy and legislative framework.

, To be aware of and access funding opportunities in order to maximise financial resources available to enable properties to be brought back into use.

, To liaise with other Departments of the Council to establish a co-ordinated approach towards the implementation of the Strategy.

Develop appropriate referral and feedback systems between team dealing with empty properties.

, To liaise with partners to provide advice, assistance and information to owners of empty properties for bringing them back into use.
, To ensure provision of an excellent customer focussed service that is responsive and flexible with regard to customer need.

, To keep abreast of new developments in legislation, systems and processes.

, Make full use of systems including new technology to maintain comprehensive and up to date records, in accordance with Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role, you will require the following skills and experience:
, Qualification in Housing or Environmental Health.
, Experience of empty homes enforcement work.
, Considerable experience within private sector housing.

, In-depth and up to date knowledge of private sector housing.

, Willing to undertake training and continuous professional development in connection with the post.

The Contract
This is a full time role, working 37 hours per week on an initial 3 month contract.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV to Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions via lee .

mc millan @ service care .

org .

uk - you can also call Lee on 01772 208 966 to discuss the role in more detail.

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