EHO/Technical Officer

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EHO/Technical Officer
Interim Position

Kingston RQ842495

Posted: 13th March 2023 16:28
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  • Pay Rate:

    £31.91 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim EHO/Technical Officer   

Reference no: Kingston RQ842495   

Pay rate £31.91 per hour PAYE 

This opening assignment is for 3 months 

To provide a range of professional and/or technical services within a single shared service across two council areas carrying out a portfolio of regulatory, compliance, enforcement and related activities 

Key responsibilities: 


  • As a member of a team, to provide services to the communities within Kingston and Sutton through a single shared service delivery model across the two council areas covering a range of disciplines within regulatory services (to be agreed).  
  • To arrange and organise a personal case/workload, within boundaries agreed with the relevant Service Manager, but also taking the initiative in responding and adjusting to the changing demands of the team as required.  
  • Undertake unaccompanied visits and inspections (unless concerns exist about personal safety or specialist advice required in support) to residential and business premises in response to both reactive complaints and proactive risk-based inspection programmes.  
  • To review information and evidence gathered during a regulatory and compliance visit or inspection and formulate an appropriate response e.g. no action, informal advice or formal action. (Note: a Tier 1 graded officer would normally discuss the need for formal action and seek approval from a Tier 2 graded officer and above before proceeding. Tier 2 graded officers would normally have the autonomy to proceed without reference to a more senior officer). 
  • Consistent with the above, to initiate and take responsibility for sending letters, emails and formal notices to individual members of the public and businesses/organisations on relevant regulatory and enforcement matters, seeking specific approval from the Lead Office or Service Manager in more complex cases or where required by scheme of delegated authority and commensurate with individual knowledge and experience.  
  • Where required, to take responsibility for the operation and maintenance (e.g. calibration and testing) of high asset value specialised technical equipment that supports investigations and measurements of environmental and trading standards matters within the community (e.g. noise monitoring and air quality monitoring equipment, temperature probes).  
  • To critically analyse qualitative and quantitative evidence and data provided or collected to establish whether an intervention is required to protect health, safety or welfare e.g. to establish whether a statutory nuisance exists, a weights and measures infringement or a specialist consultant’s report into microbial analysis of food.  
  • Provide accurate and up-to-date information for the Lead Officer and Service Manager as required, assisting with effective budget setting and monitoring, ensuring best value for money from the team service budget(s), including maximising income and reducing costs. (Note: a Tier 2 graded officer may have direct day-to-day responsibility for an element of the service budget and/or for a significant piece of equipment).  
  • Maintain effective and direct communication with statutory agencies (e.g. HSE and FSA) and other relevant individuals, organisations and bodies that the Council has contact with 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • An appropriate qualification in Environmental Health and/or Trading Standards or equivalent 
  • Knowledge and experience within one or more recognised specialist area of environmental health (including private sector housing and licensing) and/or trading standards 
  • Experience in dealing with: Housing standards in the private rented sector and issues including HHSRS inspections, House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), Licensing Noise nuisance, Other statutory nuisance, Filthy & Verminous premises, Pest control enforcement, Campsite licensing, Drainage 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Kingston RQ842495
EHO/Technical Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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