Operations and Regulatory Services

Newcastle upon Tyne

Senior Technician



Full time

£28,371 - £31,099 per annum

Senior Technician - Housing Enforcement

Public Protection & Neighbourhoods Team

Salary N6 (£28,371 - £31,099) depending on experience

We are seeking several enthusiastic, self-motivated Technical Officers to work within our Public Protection & Neighbourhoods team. Full Time and Part Time hours will be considered

This is an exciting time to join the team as we deliver a new Additional and Selective licensing scheme which commenced in April 2020.

The team deal with a wide range of housing related issues including housing standards, noise and anti-social behaviour, public health nuisances and property licensing.

What you will be doing:

• Assisting the team in their duties under with the Housing Act 2004 and other relevant legislation

• The regulation of private rented properties subject to HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) and Selective Licensing.

• The investigation of complaints relating to

• property disrepair,

• noise and anti-social behaviour

• public health nuisances

• Taking informal and formal enforcement action including legal notices and criminal prosecutions

• Using intelligence to target landlord and letting agents of concern

What is in it for you?

• A competitive basic Salary

• Attractive Local Government Pension Scheme

• Flexible hours through the Council Flexi Scheme

• The opportunity to buy extra leave

• Cycle2work scheme

• Access to a salary sacrifice home electronics scheme.

• Opportunities for additional hours and overtime

• Preferential access to job opportunities internally prior to them being advertised externally

• Full support package including access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme

• Full training

• Countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career. Our purpose is to support you and help you to achieve your best

What we are looking for

• A knowledge the technical aspects of enforcement

• An ability to work alone or as part of a team

• An ability to dealing effectively with members of the public including tenants, landlords and managing agents

• Excellent communication skills

• Computer skills

• An ability to organise and manage your workload to meet team objectives.

• A good understanding of the regulatory framework, guidance, and good practice in relation to the Housing Standards, noise and anti-social behaviour, and HMO and Selective licensing.

• A proven ability to deliver services

You will be agile working from home and Newcastle Civic Centre. You will be provided with a laptop and other essential equipment. There will be opportunities to colleagues on a regular basis.

For an informal discussion please contact Gwen Smith, Team Manager, Public Protection and Neighbourhoods, 0191 2771456, gwen.smith@newcastle.gov.uk

For further information e-mail jobs@newcastle.gov.uk . Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs. Please quote the relevant post reference number when applying.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.


Closing date:

14 December 2022

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