We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Housing Officer – Housing Standards

Closing date: 05/06/2023

Reference: REQ104601

37 hours / Permanent

34,723 - 36,298 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Housing Standards Officer to join our Housing Service on a permanent full-time basis.

This post covers all aspects of the local authority’s duties related to private and public sector housing including the enforcement of housing standards throughout Ceredigion.

You will undertake a range of technical and specialist duties in relation to housing and housing related public health protection. A sensitive approach is required to deal with vulnerable clients, including disabled and elderly members of the community.

To provide information, advice and assistance on compliance and enforcement activities in relation to:

  • The provision of safe, healthy and accessible homes in the County.
  • The enforcement of statutory provisions in respect of private sector housing standards.
  • The enforcement of statutory provisions to bring empty properties back into use in the County including assisting with the development and monitoring of the Empty Property Action Plan.
  • The inspection and licensing of houses in multiple occupation.
  • The inspection of houses for the purposes of disabled adaptations and other housing assistance.
  • The identification and assessment of finance options available to householders to assist in improvements to housing standards.
  • Delivering projects and programs to improve health related housing issues.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual with a housing enforcement background to join the team.

In addition to the above, we require an individual with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language. A successful applicant without the required Welsh Language skill will be fully supported to reach the desired standard within two years of appointment.

For further information please contact: Fabian Jones on 07980698954.

Job Description and Person Specification

Note: We reserve the right to change the application window so that it closes earlier or later than currently advertised.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Porth Gofal – Targeted Intervention Services

We are at the core of Ceredigion’s through-age social care provision and we focus on ensuring that each individual receives the intervention that is best placed to meet their needs or, where necessary, guide them to early help or specialist services. Our functions include:

  • Porth Gofal Intake and Triage Team
  • Targeted Intervention Services
  • Fostering Services
  • Residential and Day Care Services
  • Housing Services
  • Integrated Community Equipment Stores
  • Emergency Duty Team

More information regarding our teams can be found here.

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