Environmental Health Officer - Housing x2 

Location
London
Salary
£34,859 - £40,436 
Posted
08 May 2017
Closes
21 May 2017
Sector
Housing
Function
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

CAMDEN COUNCIL 

Environmental Health Officer - Housing x2 

Job reference: LBC02404 

Contract: Permanent 

Working pattern: Full Time 

Grade: Level 4 Zone 1 

Salary: £34,859 - £40,436 

Location: 5 Pancras Square 

Job Type: Housing Support 

The role 

Around one-third of households supported by Camden's Housing Support Services occupy homes in the private rented sector. Our Environmental Health Officers work for the improvement and good management of these and other private sector homes.  

No two days are the same. You can expect a mix of casework and project work, supporting tenants on a case-by-case basis, as well as working proactively to address common problems. The role will initially focus on HMO licensing. 

Although you'll spend much of your time out and about, you'll also benefit from the excellent facilities at our modern Kings Cross office. It's a great place to advance your skills and make a difference to the community. 

In addition the post attracts: 

A Golden Hello of £2,000 

Zone 1 and 2 Annual Travel Card Allowance 

A 7% supplement to basic salary. 

About you 

You will be a qualified Environmental Health Officer with a certificate of registration issued by the Environmental Health Registration Board (‘EHRB’). Alongside this qualification, you will be expected to have a detailed knowledge/understanding of the Housing Act 2004 and other legislation that can be used to control poor housing conditions as well the general legislative framework relevant to the team and its application to casework. You will be trained on HHSRS and have experience inspecting and licensing HMOs. 

A good understanding of house construction and components with an up to date understanding of improvement trends and capabilities including those around energy efficiency is essential to the role. 

About us 

An exciting period of growth following the implementation of a Borough wide additional HMO licensing scheme means that the Housing team is expanding. We are a friendly team that work closely together to make sure we deliver on our promises. We offer flexible working and training where required. In return, you can expect a great range of benefits including a fantastic pension scheme. We also recognise and reward high performance, and salary progression is based on individual performance. 

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden. 

In Camden, community is everything. That’s why we’ve established a plan to help us deliver a difference to our residents and neighbourhoods. The Camden Way will not only strengthen our organisation, but will make an aspiring difference to what we provide the borough. We want to create a place where everyone feels involved and proud to live in. The way we work demands us to think differently and find new, innovative ways to deliver first-class service to our people, making sure everyone knows they have a chance to succeed and where nobody gets left behind. As one of London’s most diverse and vibrant boroughs, we have the opportunity to create a place that works for everyone. And we’re looking for enthusiastic, passionate people to join us in this exciting venture. We are ready for the next step. We are Camden.  

Additional information  

Camden Council is committed to diversity. We encourage applications from all sections of our diverse community and welcome applications from candidates from a BME background. 

Camden has a strong flexible working culture which is critical to the delivery of high quality and value for money services to our residents. Wherever possible we will offer working arrangements that match the flexible needs of individuals and positively welcome applications from candidates interested in jobs on a part-time, job share or other flexible basis. Camden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

How to apply 

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. 

Closing dates for applications: 23:59 Sunday 21st May 2017 

Interviews to be held: W/C TBC 

Please quote ref: LBC02404