Environmental Health/Private Sector Housing Officer
Job Title: Environmental Health/Private Sector Housing Officer
Location: Rowan House
Salary Range: £27,907 to £37,741
Contract status/type: Permanent
Working hours: 37 hours per week
Closing date: 8 June 2019
Interview date: To be confirmed
We are looking for a fully qualified and experienced EHORB (or equivalent) registered Environmental Health Officer who is seeking a new challenge and open to embrace a holistic way of working.
Colchester is a diverse Borough with the oldest recorded town in the UK combined with an ever modernising community and a rapidly expanding urban centre surrounded by delightful open countryside with picturesque villages and coastline and a thriving University with a large student population.
The Council recognises that housing conditions are a key determinant of health and wellbeing and that it will only be by taking a holistic approach to the assessment of housing standards and utilising the full range of housing interventions through both reactive and proactive casework, delivery of projects and a partnership based approach, that we will secure the best outcomes for our residents.
The work will predominantly be within the Private Sector Housing team, but you must be flexible to potentially work across teams within the Service.
You must have completed an approved training course for application and enforcement using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
You can expect a busy and varied work load dealing with the full range of private sector housing issues. Service requests, Houses in Multiple Occupation including licensed HMOs, proactive and area based project work.
We would expect you to contribute to the delivery of public health outcomes that improve the health & wellbeing of Colchester’s residents. Undertake engagement work with partner services, particularly those services working with Colchester’s most vulnerable residents and promote Environmental Health interventions as an effective means of preventing ill health.
You will need to be motivated and flexible and committed to personal development and able to manage a large and varied work load. If you have the required technical skills and excellent communication skills required for this role, we want to hear from you.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Anna Watson, Private Sector Housing Manager on 01206 506375.
To complete an application form and further information for this vacancy, and to find out more about working for Colchester Borough Council, please visit our website - www.colchester.gov.uk/jobs.
Applications will not be accepted after midnight on the closing date.