Environmental Health Officer

Location
Nottinghamshire
Salary
£31,601
Posted
06 Dec 2017
Closes
15 Dec 2017
Ref
CO0337
Function
EH Practitioner
Hours
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer

£31,601 ​

1x Permanent, 1x Fixed Term for up to 2 years and 1x Fixed Term for up to 1 year maternity cover.
  
Starting salary is £31,601 rising to £33,437 on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory 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.
 

Community Protections Safer Housing Team is currently seeking three enthusiastic Environmental Health Officers with technical knowledge and experience of Environmental Health and Housing legislation to join our enthusiastic, dynamic and proactive team.

The Safer Housing Team is responsible for undertaking statutory duties in regulating and enforcing housing standards for all privately rented dwellings, including Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO's) as well as working with owner occupiers to find solutions to their housing problems which include hoarding and filthy/verminous properties. You will also be involved in working proactively to reduce fuel poverty in the city. 

As a member of the Safer Housing Team you will carry out housing inspections and deal with the Housing Health and Safety Rating Sytsem (HHSRS), tackling rogue landlords and enforcing compliance within current stautory standards.

You will be required to investigate properties and landlords adopting a multi-agency approach to conduct investigations as to whether the property is operating legally and within the cities licensing framework. You will also respond to citizen requests for service including advice, education and support of tenants and landlords to provide secure, safe and compliant properties. 

Carrying out the above duties will involve undertaking enforcement activities which will centre on serving legal notices to require property repairs, organsing works in default, serving Civil Penalty Notices, conducting PACE interviews and gathering evidence for prosecutions. You will also be required to attend the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and pursue Rent Repayment Orders.

One of the exciting opportunties is to work in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police in a dedicated role to deliver burglary reduction throughout the city by acting on shared intelligence and enforcing 'entry by intruders' to improve on secuity measures in properties suffering from repeated crime. 
  

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

-  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 tempotary basis until full registration is gained)
-  The ability to pass and maintain Non Police Personal Vetting (NPPV) level 2
  

For informal enquiries please contact either Duncan Newbutt or Rebecca Brooker, Tel: 0115 87 61556 Email: duncan.newbutt@nottinghamcity.gov.uk / rebecca.brooker@nottinghamcity.gov.uk 
   
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce. 
   
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
   

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk