Environmental Health Technical Officer (Private Sector Housing)

£26,470 - £29,909 per annum inclusive of fringe
07 Jan 2019
20 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Technical Officer (Private Sector Housing)

Pay Band:         6 (£26,470 - £29,909 per annum inclusive of fringe)

Interview Date: 1 February 2019

Permanent Contract

(All posts are subject to the NJC conditions of service)

Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Basildon Borough Council is a dynamic and diverse place to work with ambitious plans for our residents.  There has been significant growth in the Borough’s private rented sector in recent years, now in the region of 13% of the total housing stock.. It is estimated that around 14% of these properties have category 1 hazards.  The Council recognises the importance that this sector plays in terms of providing homes for our local residents, and is committed to improving housing standards through its Private Sector Housing Strategy.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and  hard working individual to contribute to the work of a team responding to local issues within our local private sector housing stock.  Your duties will include HMO inspections and licensing; investigation and response to complaints in relation to housing conditions, provision of advice and ensuring compliance with appropriate housing standards.      

You will have previous experience of working in a local government housing enforcement environment, which will include a working knowledge in the practical application of relevant legislation and the HHSRS.  Your skills will include excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the confidence to work with landlords, agents and tenants as well as a range of related agencies.    

In return we can offer you a generous reward package including flexible working.

If you feel you have the necessary qualities it takes then we would like to hear from you. 

Basildon Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, and expects all employees, contractors and volunteers to share its commitment to prevent abuse, harm or exploitation.

Please note that the Council applies a robust recruitment vetting process.

If you are successful, please be advised that you will need to undergo a Pre-employment Vetting Procedure.

 Please note that if you are employed by an Agency with Basildon Borough Council, you will need to complete the External Application Form (via the ‘Apply Online’ button which is at the bottom of the advert).  It is important that you create a new User ‘Name’ and ‘Password’ if you have been accessing iTrent during your agency placement.

 You can apply by visiting our website www.basildon.gov.uk/jobs and clicking on ‘Apply Online’.

 Basildon Borough Council is unable to accept CV applications, please complete our online application form. Please note, if you do not have access to a computer you could visit the Job Centre, Library or our own Customer Service Centre to apply. If you have any queries regarding this or any of our roles, please contact Human Resources 01268 206604  or hrod@basildon.gov.uk.

Applicants with a hearing or speech impairment can contact us using the Text Relay Service.  Dial 18001 followed by the full telephone number as above.  Calls are charged at your telecommunications provider's standard rate.  The application pack is also available in alternative formats upon request.

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