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					                             CARLISLE CITY COUNCIL
                          Community Engagement Directorate

                                   JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:                 Private Sector Housing Technical Team Manager

Grade:                     J

Responsible to:            Strategic and Private Sector Housing Manager

Responsible for:           Private Sector Housing Technical Officers
                           Empty Property Officer

OVERALL PURPOSE

 To manage a team of technical officers providing and delivering a range of services
  relating to the private housing sector including;

 To provide information, assistance and guidance on the private rented sector aspect of
  the Councils Housing Strategy.

 To deliver the enforcement and statutory functions of the Council in respect of gypsy
  and traveller caravan site licensing and unauthorised encampments.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

1. Managing a team of 2.5 FTE Technical Officers and an Empty Property officer to
   undertake a range of functions in relation to private sector housing.

2. Overseeing the technical team and their work on inspections and processing of works
   related to Disabled Facility Grants (DFG’s), grant work, inspections and empty
   properties

3. Oversee and supervise statutory matters in relation to Houses in Multiple Occupation
   (HMO’s) including licences and statutory notices.

4. Overseeing the technical team to deliver the requirements of the Housing Health Safety
   Rating system (HHSRS) including inspection, assessment and enforcement

5. Implement a programme of pro-active inspections related to stock condition,
   enforcement, overcrowding, nuisance, complaints, housing standards and the
   accreditation scheme

6. To assist in overseeing the statutory functions of the Council in respect of Gypsy and
   Traveller issues for the Council, including enforcement of unauthorised Gypsy and
   Traveller encampments and the issuing licences and inspections of caravan sites for
   Gypsy and Travellers.

7. To assist the Strategic & Private Sector Housing Manager in relation to the delivery of
   the Strategic and private sector housing services deputising for them as required.
8. Promote Best Value, excellence in customer service, a focus on continuous
   improvement and the promotion of these in the delivery of services and employment
   within the context of equality of opportunity and cultural diversity.

9. Implement and monitor a positive performance culture, complying with policies and
   procedures that enable delivery of agreed targets and service standards.

10. To manage, motivate and consult staff; to agree and monitor performance standards
    that reflect the objectives of the service and the authority; to ensure staff are
    progressively developed so as to be skilled and empowered to achieve these
    standards.

11. To manage and monitor the departmental budget in accordance with agreed
    procedures and financial regulations.

12. Establish and maintain effective two-way communication with staff, colleagues,
    Members and customers, seeking out and responding to opinions in order to further
    enhance the quality of service delivery.

13. To promote best practice in meeting the requirements of Health & Safety legislation
    and to comply with other relevant statutory legislation.

14. If required, assist as directed, in responding to the City Council’s Emergency Plan.
    Please note this could require working outside of routine working hours and could entail
    working from places other than your normal place of work. We will take account of
    your personal circumstances at the time.

15. Undertake such other duties that are required from time to time and are commensurate
    with this position.

Special Features

Enhanced CRB checked
                              CARLISLE CITY COUNCIL
                              PERSON SPECIFICATION

                      Private Sector Housing Technical Team Manager

All criteria are essential, unless stated as ‘Desirable’ (D)
Assessment Methods A –Application & Double checks, I – Interview/Assessment
CRITERIA            COMPETENCY

Education &          BSc in Environmental Health, or similar approved qualification, or
qualifications        equivalent previous experience.
                     Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health
                      Registration Board (EHRB)
                     Management qualification (D)(A)
Experience,          Minimum of 2 years experience in Local Authority experience in
knowledge and         private sector housing.
understanding        Experience and full understanding of current housing legislation in
                      relation to Houses in Multiple Occupation, the Housing Health and
                      Safety Rating System, enforcement options and service of
                      statutory notices.
                     Experience in dealing with Statutory Nuisance legislation.
                     knowledge and experience of licensing and enforcing conditions
                      on park home sites
                     Knowledge and experience in dealing with unauthorised gypsy and
                      traveller encampments.
                     A knowledge of how to deal with Area based Renewal issues.
                     A knowledge and experience in dealing with disabled facilities
                      grants.
                     Experience of staff management (D)
                     Committee, magistrate court ,residential property tribunal and
                      presentation experience
                     Knowledge and experience of handling evidence and preparing
                      prosecution files.
Skills               Self-motivated, enthusiastic and ability to work under pressure
                      using sound time management and prioritisation skills.
                     Ability to communicate effectively with the public and to
                      communicate ideas in written reports.
                     Computer literacy (including Council IT systems )
Personal             Commitment to highest professional levels of service delivery
qualities and        Good communication skills (both written and verbal)
Commitment           Ability to work as part of a team and to handle difficult and
                      sensitive situations
                     Willingness to participate in relevant training to ensure continuing
                      Professional Development
Other factors        Current driving licence and access to a car for business purposes.
                     Able to respond to out of hours emergencies
                     Enhanced CRB checked

Date: November 2011

				
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