Temporary Environmental Health Officer

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Temporary Environmental Health Officer
LEAMINGTON SPA
Contract / Temporary

Warwick 5208556

Posted: 17th June 2022 18:13
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £17.35 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 7-8 months

  • LEAMINGTON SPA,

    CV32 5HZ

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Temporary Environmental Health Officer 

Job Ref: 5208556 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, confident, and self-motivated Environmental Health Officer to join our busy Private Sector Housing team   

Key Responsibilities: 

 

  • Take ownership of and effectively manage a personal case load of housing related complaints affecting the health, safety and well-being of tenants in the private rented sector.  
  • To respond to requests for service in relation to matters dealt with by the team. Carry out investigations to ensure that, where applicable, housing defects are abated through informal or statutory action.  
  • Assess, monitor, prioritise and review cases to ensure that the most effective means are employed to implement solutions and resolve cases.  Respond to requests for service from residents, elected members, partners, and build effective relationships with colleagues within the Council.  
  • In consultation with the Senior Environmental Health Officer, take investigative and enforcement action when necessary in cases of alleged harassment and illegal eviction.  
  • Take enforcement responsibility for complex cases involving bringing empty homes back into use.  
  • Proactively manage a caseload of work including the preparation of reports and letters, serve statutory notices, carry out formal interviews and prepare witness statements. Use delegated enforcement powers and represent the Council in Court and Tribunals where appropriate. Maintain up to date and accurate manual and electronic data records as necessary to ensure effective case management. 
  • Ensure the statutory obligations of the Council in dealing with housing complaints, are acted upon. Take appropriate action with partners and other Council departments to ensure housing conditions meet the current standards via advice, mediation, persuasion and enforcement in the Courts and Tribunals. 
  • Be aware of new legislation, guidance and current research in the sector which impacts upon the work of the team. Work in conjunction with senior officers to ensure team members and partners are aware of changes and amendments to the laws affecting the sector. 
  • Take responsibility for research and a future policy area in relation to a key project or objective included in the Housing Strategy and Action Plan. 
  • Prepare and present key reports regarding the sector to senior management in the Council and with other partner organisations i.e., Landlord Steering Group, forums, and statutory bodies. 

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

  • Educated to degree level and registered with the Environmental Health Officers Registration Board as an Environmental Health Practitioner 
  • An excellent, detailed and up to date working knowledge of the legislation, statutory guidance, circulars, and technical literature relevant to the service 
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of delivering customer focussed, quality services 
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex legislation and court judgments 

 

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. 

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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. 

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