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Sharp Fisher - Team Leader - Bromsgrove, England, UK

Katie Sharp Fisher

Bromsgrove, England, UK


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Work History

Private Sector Housing Team Leader

Bromsgrove District Council

August 2007 - April 2012

• Full management role for a team of Environmental Health Officers and Building Technical Officers, responsible for interviewing and releasing officers from duty.
• Attended House of Commons to present legislative changes to Caravan Site (Control of Development Act) 1960, live television broadcast with Q&A from 10 MPs.
• Author of all policies, strategies, action plans procedures and documentation relating to Private Sector Housing within Bromsgrove District along with presentation to Cabinet
• Author of all procedures and documentation utilised by Worcestershire Home Improvement Agency and the six Worcestershire Local Authorities during the Disabled Facilities Grant process.
• Approval and technical advice relating to the legal requirements and schedule of works relating to Disabled Facilities Grant and Discretionary Grants
• Monitoring, management, approval and reconciliation of grant budgets up to the value of £1.5m per annum
• Author of a Countywide Private Sector Housing Strategy and Action Plan.
• Key member of project management team for several Worcestershire projects; Warmer Worcestershire 2009, Countywide Stock Condition Survey, re-commissioning of Home Improvement Agency.
• LEAN systems thinking undertaken for all aspects of Private Sector Housing, a presentation and report was made to both Worcestershire Local Authorities and Senior Management team.
• Development and manager of contract framework, undertaken procurement for certain Disabled facilities works. I am currently leading on behalf of Worcestershire Local Authorities in the procurement of such items across the county.
• Reporting on Key Performance Indicators at a National, Countywide and Local level.
• Management of the Empty Properties register, initiatives and enforcement activity for all empty properties throughout the district.
• Inspecting all types of dwellings ascertaining compliance with Housing Act 2004 the Housing Health & Safety Rating System and the Decent Homes Standard.

Housing Standards Officer

July 2006 - August 2007

Key Achievements
• Responsible for licensing and inspecting all Houses In Multiple Occupation and Mobile Homes located in the Bromsgrove area.
• Delivery of enforcement advice and guidance on housing standards in line with the Housing Health & Safety Rating System.
• Service of Statutory Notices, warrants and prosecutions
• Risk Management Officer
• Undertaking Fire Risk Assessments on behalf of Hostels run by the LA.
• Specific Electrical training for HHSRS


General Environmental Health

June 2004 - July 2006

Key Achievements
• Defined and documented revised processes for the department.
• Charged with reviewing planning applications.
• Investigated drainage complaints and assessed level of pest control.
• Risk assessed Private Water Supplies.
• Investigated noise and pollution control.
• Performed Housing inspections, enforcement of advice and guidance on statutory nuisances.
• Undertook on call out of hours duties.
• Service of Statutory Notices, warrants and prosecutions.
• Equalities Champion for Planning & Environment Service, writing all Equality Impact assessments for the service

Work Placement

May 2002 - September 2003

• Mandatory placement in Environmental Health Department of Bromsgrove District Council.
• Exposure to all aspects of an EHO's working day.
• Undertook 4 months within a slaughterhouse to obtain ancillary Veterinary qualification within the Meat Hygiene Service.

Private Sector Housing Officer

Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils

• Senior Housing Inspector for all dwellings across Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils
• Project Officer aligning Private Sector Housing, Housing Options and Housing Benefit services and systems
• Development of Redditch Borough Councils Bond Guarantee Scheme
• Submission of bids to DCLG for Private Sector Housing initiatives
• Landlord Liaison Officer for both Councils
• Illegal Eviction and Harassment Officer for both Councils
• Inspecting officer of Local Authority owned property for compliance during re-occupation, DFG viability and complaints
• Development of locality initiatives e.g. area of highest need programmed inspections and tenant advice
• Development of Affordability assessments for Redditch and Bromsgrove Private Rented Tenants in line with the Local Housing Allowance and securing tenures
• Project officer for Transformation of services
• Gained greater understanding of homeless decisions utilizing the Homelessness Act 2002 and Housing Act 1996
• Inspection of Temporary Accommodation and development of Bromsgrove and Redditch Discharge Duty Policy
• Development of joint Landlord Steering Group and Landlord Forum with NLA, Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils

Qualifications & Certifications

Walton High School

Redditch and Bromsgrove Council

Environmental Health

Cardiff University

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