Empty Homes Officer to

Solihull Council

We have an exciting new opportunity for an Empty Homes Officer to lead the development, implementation and delivery of Solihull Council’s Empty Homes Strategy.

By providing specialist advice, information and support, the Empty Homes Officer will assist owners in returning their empty properties back into use.

As our Empty Homes Officer you will:

  • Trace and communicate with owners of empty properties in order to facilitate a return to occupation.
  • Develop and deliver new initiatives and incentives to encourage the return of empty properties.
  • Develop marketing, publicity and media activities in relation to the Empty Homes Strategy.
  • Provide monthly performance statistics on progress.

You will have:

  • Experience of developing and implementing empty homes initiatives to return properties back into use.
  • Experience of dealing with members of the public and undertaking visits to customers.
  • Experience of partnership working / working with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience of developing publicity materials including letters, leaflets and website / social media updates.

In return, this role offers the opportunity to be involved in a high profile initiative on behalf of Solihull Council, and be fundamental in ensuring the success of our Empty Homes Strategy.

We also offer:

  • Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 24 days per year and agile working arrangements
  • The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee benefits including a staff discount card

We are currently implementing our Smarter Ways of Working as we recognise that work is what you do and not necessarily where you go.  Our aim is to balance the needs of our employees with service delivery and, for this role, this is likely to include a combination of working from home and our offices in central Solihull.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Louise Lynch, Income Operations Manager on 0121 704 6514

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date: 1 May 2022

Interview Date – 18th May 2022

               Location:  Hybrid and Council House, Solihull

                   Salary:  £25,927 – £30,984

                   Job reference : SOL000004592

               Contract type : Full time permanent – 37 hours per week

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .

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Link to job : Empty Homes Officer in Council House, Manor Square, Solihull – 121953 | WM Jobs


Job Reference: SOL000004592

Salary range / grade: £25,927 - £30,984

Hours: Full time permanent – 37 hours per week

Closing date: 1st May 2022, 11:59pm


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