Environmental Health Officer

£30,217 - £36,410
21 Jun 2019
22 Jul 2019
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer

( Req No. 001637)

Regulatory Services and Community Safety Salary and Grade
G6: £30,217 to £31,924 per annum - (pro rata for part time) 
G7: £34,310 to £36,410 per annum- (pro rata for part time)

37 per week (including flexibility in working occasional evenings as required) 

The role

The Council’s Private Sector Safety Team is looking for an Environmental Health Officer to join us who is self-motivated, innovative, adaptable and flexible in their approach and who is keen to develop their skillsets. The role is demanding and will require you to take personal responsibility for a wide and varied caseload and perform with a high level of professionalism. Working closely with other services within the Council and external partners you will help deliver an effective joined up Regulatory Service by dealing with private rented sector enforcement issues and carrying out investigations.

Our Regulatory Services has a strong record of proactive enforcement and using their full range of skills in an effective and innovative way to secure improvements for residents in privately rented properties throughout the City. The main duties for this post includes the ability to effectively carry out property inspections of residential properties and unlawful dwellings in accordance with the Housing Health & Safety Rating System, (HHSRS) and to take appropriate action in each case to bring about a satisfactory conclusion.

This role is a career graded opening with integrated training and development opportunities.

About us

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015.

With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history. Closing Date: 22 July 2019 Late applications will not be processed Interview Date(s): 05 August 2019
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Mike Browning on 01865 252540 or email mbrowning@oxford.gov.uk

We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.

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