Environmental Health Officer

Nottingham City Council
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
20 Apr 2017
19 May 2017
Housing, Licensing
Contract Type
Full Time

Starting salary is £31,601 rising to £33,437 on first year anniversary, subject to completion of a probation period Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working.

Within the Community Protection service, both the Safer Housing team and the Housing Licensing & Compliance team are currently seeking a number of Environmental Health Officers with knowledge and experience of Environmental Health and Housing legislation and a desire to improve Nottingham's housing stock to join our enthusiastic, dynamic and proactive teams. There are both permanent and fixed term contracts available.

The Safer Housing Team and the Housing Licensing & Compliance team are responsible for undertaking statutory duties in relation to regulating and enforcing housing standards for all privately rented dwellings, including Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO's). As an EHO in either team you'll be carrying out housing inspections, undertaking Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) assessments, tackling rogue landlords and enforcing compliance with current standards. You'll be investigating properties and landlords adopting a multiagency approach to conduct investigations as to whether a property needs licensing.
Carrying out the above duties will involve undertaking enforcement activities which will centre around serving legal notices to require property repairs, organising property repairs, organising works in default, conducting PACE interviews and gathering evidence for prosecutions. You'll attend the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and pursue Rent Repayment Orders.
As a member of the Safer Housing Team, in addition to the above duties you will be reactively responding to citizen requests for service including advice, education and support of tenants and landlords. You'll also be working with owner occupiers to find solutions to their housing problems which will include hoarding and filthy/verminous properties as well as working proactively to reduce fuel poverty in the city.
As a member of the Housing Licensing & Compliance team, in addition to the above duties, you'll be delivering the city's mandatory licensing schemes, and may be part of the development and implementation of selective licensing in the near future. This will involve assessing whether the proposed license holder and manager of a HMO are fit & proper and whether the dwelling is suitable for accommodation.
As an EHO in either team, you may be asked to carry out other Environmental Health duties as and when required.
- A degree or diploma in Environmental Health
- EHRB registration (candidates who can demonstrate that they are actively working towards registration will be considered, but will only be appointed on a temporary basis until full registration is gained)
- The ability to pass and maintain Non Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV)
For informal enquiries please contact:
Alison Thomas, Safer Housing. Tel: 0115 8761574 email: alison.thomas@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Aran Hennessy, Housing Licensing & Compliance. Tel: 0115 8762852 email: aran.hennessy@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities and applicants with disabilities as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

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