Sheffield has around 35,000 privately rented homes. The sector has doubled in the past 10 years, and that growth is set to continue. The Council’s Private Housing Standards Team regulates the private rented sector in Sheffield; we advise and enforce on property conditions and management in those homes.
The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduced the biggest suite of new powers available to us since the Housing Act 2004. We have used those powers to continue our twin track approach of working positively with those landlords who take their responsibilities seriously, whilst taking the strongest action against irresponsible and rogue landlords.
This is a specialist service and applicants should have the skills and experience to undertake and enforce Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) inspections, Mandatory and Discretionary licensing schemes and Houses in Multiple Occupation.
We would encourage any recent Environmental Health graduates to apply for these vacancies.
Applicants will also:
Be able to understand and enforce the regulatory requirements of private landlords – but you will be equally comfortable building and maintaining positive working relationships with them
Enjoy contributing to team work, but keen to take responsibility and be accountable for your own caseload