• Full Time
  • Lyndhurst
  • £50,240 - £53,457 per annum (up to £55,538 per annum for exceptional performance when in post) £ / Year
  • 23 June 2024

Website New Forest District Council

A place for you

Are you a leader that can inspire? Are you passionate about driving improvement?  Are you passionate about improving Housing Standards and assisting people to remain independent within their home?

If so, we have the perfect role for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and committed individual to lead and manage the Private Sector Housing Team. We need someone who has a drive to help people and families who are either vulnerable or disabled, remain independent in the home and lead on delivering the council’s enforcement and regulatory services with respect to private sector housing.

Leading a team who process grant applications and liaise with customers, you will assist in the managing the Disabled Facilities Grant budget. You will lead on improving our approach to housing adaptations, monitoring applications, ensuring contractors are working to a high standard, resolving complaints, and ensuring that clients are fully informed about likely timescales for works to be completed as well as being satisfied by the service offered.

You will lead on delivering the council’s enforcement and regulatory services with respect to private sector housing, ensuring compliance with our statutory functions in relation to housing standards, licencing of housing in multiple occupation (HMO), bringing empty private properties back into use and overseeing our private sector leasing scheme.

What’s in it for you?

28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
£50,240 – £53,457 per annum (up to £55,538 per annum for exceptional performance when in post)
Hybrid Working
Local Government Pension Scheme
Wide range of employee discounts at high street retailers, including supermarkets, stores and restaurants
A Cycle to Work scheme which could save you around 40% on cycles and accessories
Employee Assistance Programme (free 24 hour legal, financial and personal advice for employees).
On site parking

Working Hours – 37 Hours per week, Monday to Friday

Looking for light and modern work environment?

Our offices are located in the picturesque New Forest, with open plan layout, decorated bright and light with office views over our beautiful grounds. We have spaces available away from the office for team meetings in our dedicated meeting rooms, the work café or on one of our picnic benches outside.

About us

Our Housing Service has made giant strides forward over the last few years and now leads the way with its work on decarbonisation, new housing delivery, fire and building safety compliance, improved tenant satisfaction and engagement, support to private landlords, and innovative partnerships which support mental health and homelessness.

Robust management of our Housing Revenue Account means we are in good shape to deliver on our long-term vision of a balanced programme of decarbonisation, cyclical and planned works as well as new affordable housing delivery and improved consumer standards. It is a great time to join us as we look to take our service forward to the next level of service excellence. The post holder will have the opportunity to help shape these outcomes alongside a fantastic team of housing leaders who are charged with delivering a new housing and landlord strategy, actioning a newly approved Tenant Engagement Strategy and service improvements to fully embed the Social Housing Regulation Act throughout the service.

You can be assured that you’ll be joining an organisation that is committed to its people; to creating a supportive environment where professional and personal development is encouraged; and where all contributions are valued and welcomed. Beyond our approach to our people, it really is all about the place, and there can’t be many better places to enjoy your work than the unique natural environment we are proud to be the custodians of. We want to consolidate what we do well and identify areas where we can further modernise and transform our ways of working.

There is much to do and at pace. The Council is already playing a vital role in some major projects. As one of the largest districts in the country, with 6 towns and a close relationship with neighbouring conurbations, the New Forest provides a supportive environment in which everyone who works for us can help drive our aims.

We believe that all our employees make a valuable contribution to the work of the council and that’s why we encourage a trusting and open culture where each employee is supported and respected equally. We also recognise the value of a highly motivated and engaged workforce and we actively promote a good work/life balance.

We are proud of our new values for 2024, please watch this short video to find out more LEAF Learning Empathy Ambition Fairness – YouTube

To view full details of what you can expect from working for NFDC and to view the full job description, please click on the candidate pack attached.

After reading the job description of what the role will involve, you feel you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Kirsty Farmer (Service manager – Housing Resident Services) on 023 8028 5276

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 23rd June 2024

Anticipated Interview Date: Tuesday 2nd and/or Wednesday 3rd July 2024

To apply for this job please visit ce0395li.webitrent.com.