Environmental Health Officers (Housing Regulation)

Location
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Salary
Grade 10 £27,666 to £30,153 Grade 11 £30,153 to £32,486
Posted
24 Oct 2017
Closes
15 Nov 2017
Ref
NED/17/7258 and NED/17/7259
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

BUILDING RESILIENCE PROGRAMME

2 x ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICERS (HOUSING REGULATION)  (PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSING)

Grade 10, £27,666 - £30,153 PER ANNUM

Grade 11, £30,153 - £32,486 PER ANNUM (line management responsibilities)

37 HOURS PER WEEK, MONDAY to FRIDAY

(FIXED TERM CONTRACT TO MARCH 2019)

Bolsover District Council, as a result of strong partnership working by key strategic partners with local businesses, community and voluntary sectors, has an excellent opportunity available for two experienced and qualified Environmental Health Officers to work within our busy Joint Environmental Health Service on a specific private sector housing project until March 2019. 

The successful candidates will be part of the Council’s Building Resilience Programme.  This exciting project is to identify and bring about improvements in living conditions in privately rented properties across the Shirebrook Forward NG20 area, by tackling absent or ‘rogue landlords’ and letting agents responsible for poorly managed properties.  Since 2014, due to an increase of migrant workers, the demand for affordable privately rented properties in and around the Shirebrook area has rapidly increased.  Consequently, the number of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and shared properties has increased more quickly than in any other area of the district.  This additional temporary resource is required to work collaboratively with internal and external partners to seek out and remedy unsafe housing conditions and practices and deal with the displacement of individuals and families when properties are not fit for purpose and prohibited from use.

The successful candidates will have comprehensive knowledge of private sector housing legislation and guidance and be proficient dealing with private sector housing issues, including HMO licensing enforcement.  They will have to demonstrate they are confident self-motivated professionals with excellent communication and negotiation skills.  They will have to demonstrate they have good enforcement and negotiation skills as they will be dealing with problematic landlords and letting agents. 

It will be important that the successful candidates have a flair for dealing with a mixed audience of residents and stakeholders and show good levels of skill and experience in working with partner agencies.

The successful candidates will be required to attend court and property tribunals when necessary and may be required to work outside normal office hours.

The post could be considered as a secondment opportunity for the right candidate, subject to the approval of the candidate’s current employer.

If you would like an informal discussion prior to applying please contact Gill Halliwell, Senior Environmental Health Officer gill.halliwell@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk or by telephoning 01246 217245 or contact Samantha Bentley, Environmental Health Manager Samantha.bentley@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk)

Application Pack 

If you are interested in this post please go to the Jobs page on the NEDDC website

http://jobs.derbyshire.gov.uk/northeastderbyshire/

Alternatively, if you would like an application pack, please:

 

 

Please return completed application form to HR & OD, North East Derbyshire District Council, District Council House, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6NG

CLOSING DATE:    15th November 2017

INTERVIEWS:         Week commencing 20th November 2017