Fixed term until 31/01/2026
We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds
West Lothian Council are committed to far reaching changes to the way we deliver our Education Services. These changes include giving you the support and environment that you need to get on with your job and develop your abilities. Our dedication is demonstrated by the whole council achievement of the Investors in People Standard and always aiming a little higher in our service delivery and improvements.
Would you like the opportunity to develop your career as an Empty Homes Officer with West Lothian Council?
West Lothian Council is one of Scotland’s most successful authorities and has an enviable reputation delivering an excellent housing service. West Lothian is located in the central belt, within easy commuting distance of Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow and is supported by excellent road and rail links.
A new opportunity has arisen within the Housing Strategy and Development Team for an Empty Homes Officer to join a team which strives for excellence and innovation in service delivery and works well with partners.
You will assist the Development Manager and the Planning and Coordination Officers within a vibrant environment in developing, leading and progressing the council’s strategy for identifying empty and vacant properties from the private sector within the context of the council’s Local Housing Strategy (LHS), Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan (RRTP) and other related plans
The Housing Strategy and Development Team is one of six service units within Housing, Customer and Building Services providing a wide range of services including the delivery of the affordable housing programme, the housing capital investment programme and the development of housing policy and strategy for the service.
This two year fixed term role represents an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated individual. With a professional manner and excellent communication skills, you should be able to work to deadlines with a sound knowledge of housing policy.
Our benefits package includes flexible working hours, up to 30 days paid holidays and 7 public holidays a year, average salary pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource and access to a range of discounted staff benefits.
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