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Job Opportunity: Empty Homes Officer | Rushcliffe Borough Council

January 29, 2024

Empty Homes Officer | Rushcliffe Borough Council

Salary: LS14-LS12 Up to £32,562 (Pro-rata)

Hours: Part-Time, 22.5 hours per week

Closing Date: Monday 19 February 2024

About Rushcliffe Borough Council

Rushcliffe Borough Council is located in West Bridgford, Nottingham within a modern purpose-built office and leisure Centre facility, Rushcliffe Arena. Colleagues benefit from flexible working opportunities and the ability to enjoy and maintain a healthy lifestyle using the leisure centre facilities.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, innovative, and self-motivated individual to join the Environmental Health Service as an Empty Homes Officer.

We are looking for a confident and independent person with an understanding of the issues that empty homes present, and who can use their skills and experience to take the lead on bringing long term empty homes back into use.

You will investigate complaints and referrals about empty homes and compile and maintain a database. You will encourage owners to bring homes back into use by providing advice and assistance. You will also be responsible for initiating and leading on enforcement interventions including the serving of notices, remedial action and the preparation of cases for court action. You will be given independence to investigates cases and decide on outcomes, alongside support from colleagues and opportunities for training and development.

For this post you will need to have a flexible attitude, be a confident communicator and negotiator and be willing to work both as part of a team and independently. Knowledge of the legislation associated with empty homes and enforcement practices would be advantageous but is not essential.

In return we can offer you an interesting and supportive work environment and opportunities to help develop our empty homes work and your skills and experience.

All applicants will need to demonstrate in their application their skills and experience against the person specification and job description for this post.

Benefits of working for Rushcliffe Borough Council include:

  • Local Government pension scheme;

  • Reduced membership fees of the council’s leisure centres; 

  • Competitive annual leave allowance including buying and selling leave

  • Free car parking;

  • Remote-working opportunities;

  • Car leasing scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme opportunities

  • Discount platform

If you feel you have the experience and qualities outlined in the above post then you can obtain further details and apply online by clicking on the links below which include an online application (with the option of uploading your CV), job description, person specification and an application pack with contains further details. 

You can also request an application form by emailing  or by telephoning Nottingham (0115) 914 8268

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact:

Gary Pickering  or telephone 0115 914 8276.

Closing Date: Monday 19 February 2024 

Interview Date: Thursday 29th February 2024

For further information, and to apply for this role, click HERE.