Environmental Health Officer/Environmental Services Officer

Location
Surrey
Salary
£27,519 – £37,923
Posted
03 Oct 2017
Closes
29 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer/Environmental Services Officer

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

Town Hall, Reigate

£27,519 – £37,923

Dependant on qualifications and previous experience we will consider applicants who are qualified Environmental Health Officers or who have relevant transferable skills at Environmental Services Officer level.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a pioneering, forward thinking and ambitious organisation, where staff who are positive, innovative, and who make it happen are supported and valued.  The role within Environmental Health requires a driven person who is able to take on challenges and deliver results in order to protect public health.  

We have an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join us to deliver our environmental protection and housing service. You must be able to take the initiative, get things done, be an excellent team player and be supportive and flexible in your approach. With great communication skills, you must be able to work through challenging situations to achieve positive outcomes, and be confident in face to face, telephone and written communications.

The role entails responding to and investigating complaints about private sector housing issues, such as inspections under the Housing Health and Safety Rating Scheme, licensing of houses in multiple occupation and residential mobile home parks, as well as dealing with complaints about environmental protection issues, such as noise, dust, smoke and odour. Public health issues such as drainage problems, filthy and verminous premises, accumulations of refuse, and pests in commercial or domestic premises, will also form part of the caseload.

Enforcement experience would be an advantage, as you will need to collect evidence, prepare reports and prepare cases for formal enforcement.  The role will require you to visit sites around the borough to assess conditions and conduct investigations.

You will need to be positive and organised, used to managing your own workload and a variety of demands, while keeping the needs of our customers as a priority. With good IT skills, you will keep records of all work in our database and document management systems, and work flexibly to deliver further improvements and efficiencies to workflow processes.

Knowledge of a range of environmental health work would be an advantage, as you may have the opportunity to work more broadly and support officers delivering disabled facility grants, food safety and health and safety type case work.

In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.

We will provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including annual ‘Better’ leisure centre membership, local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and childcare vouchers.

For an informal discussion about the role, please call Katie Jackson, Environmental Health Manager on 01737 276309 (until 20/10/17).

We are proud to support the guaranteed interview schemes for those meeting the essential criteria for the role, under the ‘two ticks’ scheme for disabled candidates, and the ‘Veteran’s scheme’ for ex-armed forces candidates. 

To apply:

https://ce0206li.webitrent.com/ce0206li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC106GF.display_srch_all?WVID=6610290TvF

Closing date: 29th October 2017

Interview date: 9th November 2017

The Council is committed to equality and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people of all ethnicities but are only able to consider applications from persons already eligible to work in the UK.

www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk