Environmental Health Officer (Private Sector Housing Officer and Environmental Protection Officer)

South London
19 Jun 2019
19 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


My client in South London is currently recruiting for an Environmental Health Officer (Private Sector Housing Officer and Environmental Protection Officer) to start immediately.


Professional & Technical Accountabilities


  1. Investigate complaints of poor housing conditions and undertake inspections of private sector housing to assess potential hazards under the Housing, Health and Safety Rating System. To undertake the inspection of HMOs in relation to the Council’s licensing function, management regulations and to assess conditions in relation to the HHSRS. Carry out noise monitoring and acoustic surveys into relevant environmental issues as necessary. Provide advice to members of the public and business to assist in compliance with relevant legislation. To consider and report on the potential environmental impact of planning applications and to attend planning enquiries as necessary. Prepare, serve and enforce statutory notices within delegated responsibilities and attend court where necessary. Prepare letters, notices and schedules of work necessary to bring properties up to current statutory and Council standards and take appropriate enforcement action to secure necessary improvements. To provide property owners, members of the public and businesses with general advice about the statutory requirements and guidance with regard to housing standards and management.




  1. Degree in Environmental Health, Housing or a Building related subject. Qualified HHSRS practitioner At least 2 years post qualification experience of working within a local government Environmental Health Team or similar. Experience of undertaking property inspections and investigation of complaints of housing conditions and taking subsequent enforcement action. Sound knowledge and experience of the regulatory framework, guidance and good practice in relation to the Housing Acts, Housing, Health and Safety Rating System, HMO legislation and associated enforcement legislation


For further information about this role call us on 02087325450 or email info@buckinghamfutures.com


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