Senior Environmental Health Officer/ Senior Environmental Health Practitioner (4 posts)

£42,681 - £45,585
07 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Environmental Health Officer/ Senior Environmental Health Practitioner (4 posts)

£42,681 - £45,585 (PO5) per annum

Do you want to improve peoples lives? Work in a flexible environment? And further your career by learning from some of the best experts in their field?

The London Borough of Newham’s Private Sector Housing Service is at the forefront of the regulation of the private rented sector through its pioneering borough wide property licensing schemes. We are looking build upon this good work and are looking for creative, enthusiastic and professional individuals to continue to improve our scheme. From the outset of employment there will be flexible working arrangements and training opportunities.

We wish to recruit talented people from not only London but across the Country. Newham offers a Relocation Package of up to £7000*, to provide assistance to newly appointed staff who are required to move home as a result of their appointment. *Subject to eligibility criteria.

Newham is located only 5 miles (8 km) east of the City of London and north of the River Thames. Our Office is only 13mins from the M11 and 20mins from the M25. 

Public Transport in Newham is served by the London Underground and Overground, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Buses and National Rail, which includes the new cross-London rail service (Elizabeth Line) that will stop close to our offices.

About the Job

The Senior Environmental Health Officer/Private Sector Housing Officer role is within the private sector housing group. You will be responsible for carrying out the high standard regulatory work of the Private Rented Sector in Newham that will protect tenants and make the private rented sector a fairer place to operate.

You will have the ability to supervise people, projects and the organisation of a team. You will need to demonstrate experience of leading on housing enforcement cases. You will be able to take the lead in multi-agency operations and work effectively with various internal and external partners.

The role requires you to support and assist colleagues in resolving complex housing cases, through your comprehensive knowledge of private sector housing and property licensing within the local government framework.You will need to have excellent communication skills to motivate colleagues and improve team working.

For this role, you must have a full UK driving licence and use of a vehicle.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Amanda Amafor/Paul Mishkin on 0203 373 8028 or 0203 373 1220. Due to high demand of applications, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

For further information and to apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 1st September 2019.

 The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.  The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards). 

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