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Intelligence Officer - Lettings

Job Title: Intelligence Officer - Lettings
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: 24799-26999
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3344
Job Published: April 23, 2019 11:28

Job Description

Intelligence Officer - Lead Enforcement Authority Lettings (England)
You will be based within the National Trading Standards Estate & Lettings Agency Team. The National Trading Standards Estate & Lettings Agency Team is a government funded team jointly hosted by Powys County Council & Bristol City Council.

Bristol City Council has recently been appointed as the Lead Enforcement Authority (LEA) under the Tenants Fees Act 2019 where these posts will be allocated and represents a fantastic opportunity to help build a team in an expanding area of regulation.

Growth and Regeneration
Job Type
Other, Legal, Housing
Working Hours
Full Time
Employment Type
Fixed Term
100 Temple Street BS1 6AG
Pay Grade
£24,799 - £26,999
Not Applicable
Closing Date
Ref No
Person Specification 
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1 x  Intelligence Officer - Lead Enforcement Authority Lettings (England).

1 year fixed term contract, with possibility of extension subject to continuation of funding. Secondments will be considered.

Location: 100 Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 6AG (but home based)

The LEA covers the whole of England, so a highly flexible approach to work is will be required as deployment throughout the country is likely. The posts will be based remotely with a requirement for extensive travel  and frequent overnight stays.

We are inviting applications from persons with the ability to effectively work from home, with the willingness to travel widely.

With a strong team ethic, you will possess the necessary skills and experience to work independently and without supervision for long periods.

As a confident communicator you will be skilled in developing relationships with partner agencies, delivering training to an audiences along with the ability to help develop our intelligence understanding of the sector.

You will be expected to undertake the full range duties associated with the LEA:

To assist with oversee the operation of the relevant letting agency legislation
To issue guidance & training to enforcement authorities about the exercise of their functions under the Act
To provide information and advice to the public about the operation of the relevant letting agency legislation
To disclose information to a relevant authority for the purposed of enabling that authority to determine whether there has been a breach of, or an offence under, the legislation
To keep under review and from time to time advise Government on developments in the lettings sector
The lead enforcement authority may exercise any powers that a relevant authority may exercise for the purpose of enforcing the relevant legislation
Officers in the team will be authorised to act on behalf of Bristol City Council and Powys County Council, so may be involved in work on behalf of Powys in respect of its role as lead enforcement authority for estate agency work in the UK.

Officers seeking a secondment opportunity should seek permission from their employer before applying.

Closing Date: 13th May 2019.

For further information about this post or an informal discussion please contact: James Munro, National Trading Standards Estate & Lettings Agency Team, email: Or Jonathan Martin, Trading Standards Manager email:

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