Environmental Health Officer – Private Sector Housing Team

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Environmental Health Officer - Private Sector Housing Team
Interim Position

Wigan 0008 93FD / 1

Posted: 13th March 2024 10:12
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £21.97 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

  • WIGAN,

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Interim Environmental Health Officer - Private Sector Housing Team

Reference no: Wigan 0008 93FD / 1

Pay Rate: up to £21.97 per hour PAYE depending on experience

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


Hybrid working

As an Environmental Health Officer, you will be a key part of the Private Sector Housing Team providing a critical service to support our commitment to tackling housing standards enforcement and using civil penalties within the borough.

Provide advice and guidance on the full range of environmental and Housing related legislation to property owners, residents, tenants, and landlords, investigate breaches of legislation and undertake inspection and enforcement activity in accordance with the Housing Standards Enforcement policy and Empty Homes Strategy. Work with colleagues and partners, both internal and external to the Council to undertake the full range of professional Environmental Health duties relating to residential premises within the Strategic and Private Sector Housing team and maximise the outcomes of the services provided.

You will work with colleagues in the team to build evidence files and support enforcement of housing Standards and empty homes within the borough. Weekend and/or evening work may be required on occasions subject to service needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Inspect as required, any premises for any purpose appropriate to the aims of the service. Carry out surveys involving residential premises including the environmental conditions emanating from or appertaining to them. This will mainly be Houses of Multiple Occupation
  • Work with owners of long-term empty properties and take appropriate informal and formal enforcement action when required.
  • Prepare reports on residential premises and/or any condition relating to them or emanating from them.
  • Investigate complaints which fall within the responsibilities of the directorate and initiate any appropriate action including the service of Statutory Notices under the appropriate legislation.
  • Inspect residential premises and Houses of Multiple Occupation on a planned programme, reactive basis or as directed by the Housing Standards Manager.
  • Ensure service requests are responded to in a timely, appropriate manner, and investigate any breaches of housing and environmental related regulations.
  • Investigation of Environmental Health and Housing complaints which fall within the responsibilities of the section, general housing compliance, notice of entry for gas servicing, compliance of EPCs and take any action required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with other colleagues, businesses, residents, and partners.
  • Inspect properties using Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).
  • Inspect and process applications in connection with grants, loans, licensing, registration, or consent undertaken by the directorate in accordance with relevant legislation, Government guidance and Council Policy.

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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:


  • Degree in Environmental Health (or equivalent) and a Certificate of registration with the EHRB (or equivalent).
  • Holds a current valid driving licence or can demonstrate the ability to travel as required using own or public transport in the most effective manner.


  • Excellent knowledge of issues relating to environmental health and other regulatory functions, criminal enforcement, and applicable legislation.
  • A good understanding of the use of new technologies in improving services, and modernising working processes.


  • Experience with the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, gas, and electrical safety awareness
  • Experience in investigation and actioning of service enquiries relating to Environmental Health Functions (including enforcement using statutory notices and other legal processes).
  • Experience of developing and implementing projects and initiatives to improve regulatory compliance.
  • Experience of working effectively with a range of internal and external partners to maximise outcomes.
  • Experience of effectively working to associated service/team plans and achieving clear quality standards, targets, and outcomes, including working with senior managers and partner organisations.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with other colleagues, businesses, residents, and partners.
  • Good planning and organisational skills, including prioritisation and self-monitoring of workload to ensure optimum efficiency and effectiveness of the team.
  • Ability to work flexibly in line with business demands, including outside of normal working hours.
  • Ability to carry work related, portable equipment, some of which may be relatively bulky and/or heavy.
  • Ability to present information clearly, concisely, and accurately, including the preparation of legal files and reports.


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Environmental Health Officer - Private Sector Housing Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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