Senior Environmental Health Officer  (Private Sector Housing)

up to £37,500
03 Jan 2019
21 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Environmental Health Officer  (Private Sector Housing)

– Ref: SEHO (H)

Salary up to £37,500 p.a. - 37 hours per week

Broxbourne Borough Council is looking for a Senior Environmental Health Officer to join its Environmental Health team. The successful candidate will be suitably qualified and experienced to take a lead role in the delivery of the service which works to improve the quality, safety, energy efficiency and management of private sector housing within the Borough.

You will be required to manage your own housing case load, have experience of the housing health and safety rating scheme and experience of dealing with houses in multiple occupation. As a Council we are preparing to meet the challenge of significant increase in HMO’s that will require licencing under the new Mandatory scheme when broadened in October 2018. You will also be required to be experience in taking enforcement action where necessary. 

Applicants must have a relevant degree or Diploma in Environmental Health and be EHRB registered to practice as an Environmental Health Officer. You must be able to demonstrate up-to-date and detailed knowledge of the Housing Act 2004 and other legislation relevant to the post: specifically Acts relating to housing conditions and licensing of houses in multiple occupation. You must also be trained in HHSRS and have a good knowledge of house construction. You must have excellent customer care skills, a full valid driving licence and be willing to attend landlords’ forums during out of office hours. The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in fluent English is essential in this post.

If you would like to discuss the role informally in more detail, please contact the Environmental Health department by telephone on 01992 785555 (extension 5963), or by email to

We are committed to safer recruitment, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The benefits package includes generous leave entitlement, a full training and development programme, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and free membership to the Council’s local leisure centres, which includes free access to gyms, swimming pools, fitness classes, racket sport sessions, a health suite and a range of generous discounts across other leisure and culture services.

Broxbourne Council is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Details and application forms for all job vacancies are listed on the Council’s website.

Application forms must be submitted online by Monday 21 January 2019 quoting the above reference.

Borough Offices, Bishops’ College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9XQ.

Telephone: 01992 785509, Email:



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