- Pay Rate:
up to £25.00 per hour PAYE, depending on experience
- Hours per Week:
36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 3 months
Interim Enforcement Officer – Housing & Public Health
Job Ref: Croydon 6339
To carry out inspections of dwellings in relation to housing conditions and public health issues and to take informal and/or statutory enforcement action as appropriate. To provide advice to property owners and occupants, builders, internal colleagues and external agencies on housing and public health issues. Candidates must be experienced inspecting properties in relation to hazards and crowding standards.
- Investigate service demands relating to poor housing conditions, statutory nuisance, pest control, drainage and filthy premises in the private sector and take appropriate action as necessary to resolve the complaint.
- Act as case officer in applying for warrants to enter premises by force if necessary.
- Act under the guidance of an environmental health officer or team manger in the preparation of prosecution cases.
- Carry out inspections & surveys of drainage systems, produce accurate drawings and specifications for remedial work to take necessary action, including service of legal notices and works in default.
- Deal with the demolition of buildings and monitor including service statutory notices to control nuisance arising from demolition work.
- Carry out site inspections relating to the identification of hazards identified under the Housing Health and Safety rating System (HHSRS), or statutory nuisances or public health issues in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO’s) and single family dwellings, and to take informal or statutory enforcement action.
- Investigate and take action where premises are infested with vermin or insect pests.
“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:
Qualifications & Knowledge:
- Relevant qualification in environmental health, building and/or drainage (eg BTech) or experience of working in a relevant field.
- A thorough understanding and application of the wide range of legislation relating to Housing, Public Health, Drainage and Pests, including codes of practice, local and national guidance.
- Understanding of and ability to apply the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
- Knowledge and understanding of the departmental enforcement policy.
- Understanding of Court procedures to give expert evidence for prosecutions, appeals & recovery of costs.
- Able to process & make personal Court application for warrant to enter premises, by force as necessary.
- Sound technical knowledge of building construction, technology and design.
- Technical & practical knowledge of drainage systems (above & below ground) to include techniques for fault finding using sophisticated CCTV & other surveying equipment.
- Knowledge of Building Regulations, codes of practice, and published technical guidance.
- Detailed knowledge of pests, including biology & techniques for eradication.
- Knowledge of infectious diseases, including epidemiology & control.
Experience & Skills:
- Manage conflicting priorities of various customers and case load by using a range of imaginative solutions using own expertise.
- Able to risk assess the impact of enforcement action.
- Able to read, produce and interpret scaled drawings and technical specifications of works relating to buildings and drainage systems. Keep abreast of new legislation, including case law and published government guidance.
- Ability to research and keep up to date with technical and legislative developments relating to building construction, drainage and pest control.
- Experience in building design, construction and technology, drainage (above & below ground) and pest control.
- Experience of identifying defects to residential properties and specifying remedial works.
- Experience of using legislation to take enforcement action.
- Experience of using a range of IT systems.
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- 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:
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.
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Interim Enforcement Officer – Housing & Public Health
Your CV needs to be current with your most recent role. We won’t be able to submit it with any unexplained gaps in employment. It will save time and improve your chances of success if we can put your CV forward immediately without having to ask for revisions.
Your CV must cover the “Essential Requirements” of the role. Ideally you will address the “Essential Requirements” on each job description page directly, in a bullet point list. Please include any DBS details and other qualifications called for.
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