Environmental Health Officer/Housing Inspector

South Yorkshire
£26,822 - £32,486
26 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer/Housing Inspector

Ref: RMBC/18/00020

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Regeneration & Environment

Community Safety & Street Scene

Based at:  Riverside House

Salary details: £26,822 - £32,486

Job details: 37 Hours, Full Time, Temporary - Fixed Term

Temporary for a fixed term of 12 months.

Do you have the skills, experience and motivation to assist the Council in improving standards in the Private Rented Sector housing market and therefore improving the lives of the people of Rotherham?

Alongside officers from the Community Protection Unit, you will deliver a programme of Housing Inspections to assist the Council in delivering a highly effective and successful Landlord licensing function. All inspections will be carried using Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004, the Housing Health & Safety Rating system.

The successful applicant will inspect properties licensed under Part 3 of the Housing Act 2004, developing an inspection programme to achieve a better standard of property within the market. The task will include the full inspection of properties, note-making, full risk assessment of hazards and production of work schedules, education of Landlords, notices and, if required, prosecution files.

The post holder will develop effective working relationships with enforcement colleagues in the Community Protection Unit teams and will ensure close and effective information sharing within the team and with all our partners.  Relevant experience in regulatory services within a housing-focused service delivery organisation is essential, as is holding a certificate of competence in the Housing Health & Safety Rating System.

Appointment will be at Band H (£26,822 - £29,323) or Band I (£30,153 - £32,486). While applicants will ideally be qualified and practicing Environmental Health Officers, we are also keen to speak to people who are able to demonstrate a proven track record in a delivering Housing related services, including full housing inspections and enforcement outcomes but have not obtained the Degree in Environmental Health Officers. As such, experienced and successful Enforcement Officers or Technical Officers should be interested in this opportunity.

The applicant must show a keen eye for detail, and an ability to communicate information to all levels, as tasks include the production of notices and legal case files for prosecution at Magistrates Court or Property Tribunals.

The post will include a lot of work with little supervision, so it is expected that applicants show the required level of organisational skills, innovative thinking and leadership characteristics. Due to the need to discharge a large volume of inspections, some out of hours work including evenings and weekends will be required. Applicants will need to show flexibility and commitment to this model of working.

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate positive skills in establishing and developing productive working relationships and also deliver against personal and team targets. Excellent ICT skills are essential for the roles.

For an informal discussion please contact Craig Cornwall, Selective Licensing Team Leader on (01709) 255039.

In order to support the Council’s requirement to save a further £41 million from its budget, by collective agreement, from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020 there is a temporary 1.15% pay reduction from the advertised substantive salary quoted, which will be spread out by means of a weekly/monthly deduction (dependent on pay frequency) from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part time workers and new starters in year) will be granted.

This post will have access to the Public Services Network, if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at the Basic level (unspent criminal convictions).

Closing date: 16 February 2018

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