HMO Licensing and Enforcement Officer

  • Northern Ireland
  • Ongoing Agency
  • Temporary
  • Belfast
  • 16.12

Bluestones Staffing

Main purpose of job

To be responsible to the line manager for the effective and efficient performance of the duties of the post relating to licensing and enforcement of the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licensing Scheme for all councils throughout Northern Ireland.

To ensure the council complies with all legislative requirements as they relate to the functions within the post holder’s remit.

To ensure that all duties and tasks assigned to the post holder are performed in accordance with specified time and quality targets and in line with our aim of delivering an effective, customer focused service.

To make an effective contribution to the development and achievement of the Northern Ireland Houses in Multiple Occupation Unit’s objectives and Service Improvement initiatives.

Essential criteria

Qualifications and experience

Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms:

  • have a full, current driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland and a car available for business use, or, have access to a form of transport which will enable them to meet the requirements of the job in full.[1]; and either:
  • have a third level qualification in a relevant waste management, law or environmental related subject or equivalent qualification; and be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year’s relevant experience in each of the following two areas:

or

  • be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least two years’ relevant experience in each of the following two areas:

(a)   legislative enforcement and application, including the administration of documentation for enforcement action; and

(b)   investigation of complaints and carrying out appropriate remedial action.

[1] Please be advised that this alternative is a ‘reasonable adjustment’ specifically for applicants with disabilities who, as a result of their disability, are unable to hold a full, current driving licence.  However please also be advised that, given the business need for the post holder to visit various sites on a daily basis in order to fulfil the duties of the post then the ‘reasonableness’ of this adjustment will be thoroughly considered prior to any appointment being made.

Overtime pay is available.

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