Selective Licensing Officer

Posted 04 August 2022
Salary Up to £10.64 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineHR, Business Support & Administration
ContactShawna Smith

Job description

Selective Licensing is coming to Oxford! Join the team.

Would you, or anyone you know like to be part of one of the most ambitious property licensing schemes in Oxford?

Government approval of an Oxford City Council 'Selective licensing' scheme means that all private rented homes in Oxford will need a licence from this September. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, and dedicated people who have a demonstrable commitment to customer service and quality to come and join our team responsible for administering this scheme.

This is an entry-level role, full training on the role-specific knowledge will be provided. The work is very diverse; from taking customer calls, to using procedure notes to process applications and responding to emails.

Working from home will be available after 8 weeks training with 1 day every 2 weeks in office.
We have 14 one year fixed term Selective Licensing Applications Officer positions available. Opportunity for salary increase once fully trained and assessed for competency in the role.

If you know anyone who has a good eye for detail, are open to learning new skills, and enjoy being part of a busy and pro-active team. We have full time work or part hours of 22 hours and above. Flexible working options between 08:30-5:30 Mon-Thurs and 4:30 Fri.

This is a great opportunity to join a well-established team that already successfully administered applications for HMO, Planning, Housing, Right to buy, Building Control, Taxi licencing, Land Charges, Street Numbering and Naming.

This is a huge window of opportunity to improve the private rented sector in Oxford and you can be part of this. Over the next 5 years we will be able to drive out rogue landlords from Oxford and require every rented property in the city to meet minimum statutory standards. This in turn will mean tenant's lives will be better and everyone living in Oxford will benefit from the investment in property and improved management of such an important part of the city's housing supply. Just under half (49.3 per cent) of all Oxford's homes are privately rented. Licensing will require landlords to show they are meeting safety and management standards. The scheme starts on the 1 September 2022.