Private Sector Housing Officer

Posted 01 May 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
Discipline Professional & Technical
ContactHannah Harvey

Job description

Job Title: Housing Technical Officer

Location: Property inspections under HHSRS around Northamptonshire. Northamptonshire Office and Home Working - Hybrid role.

Rate of Pay: Up to £35 per hour Umbrella or up to £26.92 per hour PAYE

Working Hours: 25 - 30 hours per week

Type: Temporary Assignment

Opus People Solutions are working with North Northamptonshire Council to recruit for a Housing Technical Officer.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Advising on the eligibility for grants assistance and inspecting properties to assess appropriate works.
  2. Processing of grant applications including verification and auditing of information.
  3. Timely recording of enquiries and applications on the Council's database and to maintain written records and files of housing grants and enforcement actions.
  4. Inspection of properties to determine compliance with housing standards and assessing appropriate action.
  5. To work with the private sector housing team to promote grants and energy efficiency.
  6. Provide advice and information to occupiers, tenants, landlords and businesses on housing standards and tenancy issues.
  7. To assist within the service area with other duties such as water sampling and drainage investigations.
  8. To reduce fuel poverty and increase the energy efficiency of the housing stock.
  9. To target long term empty properties and identify ways to bring the property back into use including, advice, grants, leasing and enforcement.


  • Experience in the application of HHSRS - Essential.
  • Be able to deal with housing conditions complaints, undertake housing inspections, draw up repairs schedules of work, take enforcement action under various housing standards legislation.
  • Experience of handling empty property complaints and may deal with renovation grant enquiries / inspections also.

For more information or to process your application for this role, please apply online now.