Environmental Health Officer (Housing)
Environmental Health Officer (Housing)
We would like an Environmental Health Officer (HMO) as soon as possible to join our local authority client based in the south midlands
Based at Borough Hall but regular travel required around the Borough for visits
Reduced hours available if candidates are seeking this arrangement
This individual is required covering a vacant post following a restructure
£25-30 p/h LTD, however flexibility for exceptional candidates
** The unsociable hours mentioned on the spec are not regular - and may only include home visits in the early evening outside of working hours **
A degree/diploma in Environmental Health is essential
Registered with Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB)
Access to a vehicle for visits
Housing experience (HMO)
To effectively implement and deliver the reactive and planned workload in relation to the relevant Environmental Health service areas. To provide professional support and advice, in line with appropriate competencies, to local stakeholders and other directorate service areas. To protect and improve the health, safety and well-being of consumers, residents and workers within the Borough at work, at home and at leisure.
To contribute delivery of relevant objectives outlined in the Environmental Health Service Plan with a view to improving the health, safety and well-being of consumers, residents and workers within the Borough at work, at home and at leisure.
To provide professional support and advice, in line with appropriate competencies, to local stakeholders and other directorate service areas.
To participate in key environmental health projects in line with central governments drive towards better regulation.
To provide prompt and courteous responses to public complaints and other enquiries and ensure all relevant information is recorded, via the service computer database system, to aid performance management monitoring.
To carry out inspections, investigations, other interventions, produce reports in line with relevant team duties, and instigate appropriate action as determined by the Environmental Health enforcement policy.
To contribute by carrying out the necessary work associated with completing annual returns required by various Government Departments, agencies and other bodies relating to the functions of the Environmental Health.
To carry out any other similar duties as may be required from time to time by the Chief Officer (Environment).
To make appropriate professional decisions on behalf of Chief Officer (Environment) within the relevant professional scope and discipline of the post.
To develop and maintain Council policies & procedures. Deliver satisfactory performance and help the Council demonstrate that its services represent good value for money.
Prioritise workload in accordance Council’s policies and procedures to protect the health, safety and well-being of consumers, residents and workers within the Borough at work, at home and at leisure.
To participate in task groups, working groups etc in order to achieve effective cross cutting with other Council service areas and other relevant external organisations.
To promote and drive forward the principles of better regulation with other team members and provide professional/technical advice, in line with appropriate competencies, to team members, local stakeholders and other directorate service areas.
Resource Controlled :( staff managed, budget controlled or budget impacted)
To make appropriate professional decisions on behalf of Chief Officer (Environment) within the relevant professional scope and discipline of the post, that may significantly impact on Councils budgets (for example providing appropriate professional/technical opinion or carrying out emergency or prohibition procedures).
Must have a Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health. Applicants should be registered with the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB).
Must possess Certificate of Competency in order to perform HHSRS assessments. Candidates should have recent experience and a detailed understanding in the community aspects of environmental health and principles of private sector housing. This should include HMOs, tenanted housing, mobile homes, licensing, LSIs and public health with an ability to take appropriate enforcement action accordingly.
Must have experience in preparing legal notices and undertaking works in default to ensure legal compliance.
Must be able to demonstrate an ability to undertake complex specialist/ technical work and make independent decisions without supervision on a regular basis.
Must be able to demonstrate a positive ‘Can-Do’ and professional attitude to work whilst also being approachable and adaptable.
Must be able to demonstrate experience in preparing clear and concise reports including reports for Committees and/or portfolio holders.
Must be able to demonstrate an ability to organise and prioritise own workload to effectively manage several projects and tasks.
Must be able meet physical requirements of the role (Occasional need to carry portable items of equipment short distances) and travel efficiently around the District in order to carry out duties.
Must be able to work unsociable hours as and when work demands require.