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Housing Renewal Officer

Requisition ID: 59170

Domain: Support Services/Customer Services and Administration

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS is looking for a Housing Renewal Officer to join our team in Grimsby. This is a full time permanent role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a salary between £29,000 – £33,500 depending on skills and experience.

EQUANS have identified a great opportunity to introduce a Housing Renewal Officer to their Housing team which is part of our Property Services service area.  We are looking to employ a confident and motivated professional to work at the North East Lincolnshire Contract who is looking for career and personal development opportunities.  The successful candidate will be responsible to the Housing Improvement Manager and assist with the delivery of Housing related activities including enforcement, housing assistance, empty homes, caravan sites, unauthorised encampments and HMO’s.

The applicant will be required to have previous experience providing of housing related activities and we are interested in hearing from applicants who are enthusiastic and passionate in improving housing standards and protecting our vulnerable residents and contributing towards building a sustainable community.     The role will include the need for the individual to demonstrate continuous improvement in their career development. 

What will you deliver? 

  • Undertake inspections and surveys to determine the actions required to safeguard and risk assess all private rented sector housing stock, vacant, tenanted and owner-occupied properties with regard to all statutory provisions.
  • Assist in the delivery of grants and loans including initial inspections, applications, prepare schedules of works, tendering, overseeing  on site works and agreeing final accounts.
  • Identify and undertake inspections of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO), using all relevant housing legislation available, to identify disrepair, fire safety, sub-letting and compliance with mandatory licencing Prepare the appropriate notices and license documentation in accordance with housing legislation.
  • Completing a risk assessment under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
  • To carry out complex negotiations and liaise with owner-occupiers, landlords and tenants to ensure that properties are brought up to standard and encourage good housing management practices and good tenant like behaviour.
  • Prepare a schedule or works for a landlord to ensure the property is free from hazards and bring the property up to statutory and council standards.
  • Work with the landlord to remove hazards present in the property.
  • Where appropriate; preparation and service of a formal notice, taking enforcement action to ensure the landlord complied with legislation.
  • Where appropriate; preparing a case for prosecution in a court of law.  This task could include taking witness statements and carrying out interviews under caution.
  • Play an active part tackling Rogue Landlords within the borough.
  • Identifying the owners of empty properties and using all available legislation to bring these properties back into use.
  • Attending traveller sites’ and undertaking the statutory welfare checks. Serving of the statutory notices as required.
  • Inspect residential/holiday caravan parks to ensure compliance with legislation and model standards including preparation and issuing caravan site license.
  • Offer advice and information on housing related issues to owner-occupiers, tenants, landlords and members of the public to actively encourage good landlord/tenant relations and responsible home ownership.
  • Supporting the management team in day-to-day communication activities.
  • Carry out other duties and responsibilities of a similar nature which may be allocated from time to time to meet business needs.

What can we offer you? 

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes; 

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays) 
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1.5 times annual salary 
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers 
  • Gym membership discounts  
  • Cycle to work scheme  
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year 
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes 
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme 
  • Access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in EQUANS), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network 
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app 

Who are we looking for? 

  • Previous housing experience including enforcement, empty properties, Housing grants and loans, Empty Homes and HMO’s
  • Qualified to competently assess building defects and complete a schedule of repairs and complete a Housing Health and Safety Rating System risk assessment
  • Experience serving statutory notices and compiling a case for prosecution in all manner of housing legislation. 
  • Ability to source/interrogate intelligence and use these to build a robust enforcement case. 
  • Cultural sensitivity, empathy and strength of character to build relationships with people and be persuasive, especially in human intelligence work.
  • Good written, verbal and communication skills
  • Good networking, partnership and negotiating skills with the ability to influence others.
  • Proficient with word, excel, power point, outlook, publisher, web-based databases and social media outlets.
  • Good numerical skills, analytical and problem solving
  • The ability to work unsupervised and demonstrate initiative is essential
  • The ability to lone work and organise own workload to meet deadlines
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service
  • Adaptable to change and new ways of working
  • Holds a full UK driving licence

Who are we? 

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.   

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables. 

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live. 

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company. 

What’s next? 

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.  

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements. 

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers. 

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.