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Empty Property Officer

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/286784
  • Published: Tue 09/07/2024, 10:51 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,808 - £45,021 p.a. inc. London weighting
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

Contract: Permanent 
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time

An excellent opportunity…
 
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
 
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
 
The Post
 
Brent’s Private Housing Services have a dedicated Empty Property Team who are responsible for reducing the number of empty properties in the borough. The Empty Property Officer role involves taking the lead on delivering a proactive approach in finding and returning empty private sector properties back to residential occupation.
 
You will be part of a small team, providing a front-line customer-focussed service and must be able to communicate effectively with property owners, residents and other interested parties.
 
You will be instrumental in helping to develop and implement the Council’s Private Sector strategy, in particular around empty homes. 
 
Taking appropriate enforcement action against owners of long-term empty properties and administering Empty Property Grants to bring empty properties back into use, is an essential part of the role. 
 
You will have a multi-disciplinary role within Private Housing Services Grants Team, focussing on our empty property initiatives and working with various internal and external services to achieve a successful outcome. 
 
The Person
 
We are looking for someone ideally with significant experience in delivering proactive programmes, particularly around empty property initiatives or other discretionary housing services and experience in delivering grants. 
 
They will have excellent organisational skills and be able to manage a complex caseload. They will be an effective communicator, have the ability to adapt to change and have a balanced approach to resolving the numerous issues associated with empty properties. They will be expected to travel throughout the borough, to investigate and monitor all reported empty properties.
 
Are you proactive in your approach, able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team?
 
Are you motivated to succeed?
 
Do you have strong negotiation skills? 
 
Have you got experience of working in a highly pressurised environment, as part of a high performing team whilst maintaining high quality standards of customer care?
 
If so we welcome your application!
 
Closing date: Sunday 28 July 2024 23:59

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  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/286784
  • Published: Tue 09/07/2024, 10:51 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,808 - £45,021 p.a. inc. London weighting
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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