Environmental Health Officer/Housing Standards Officer– Three posts

Location
Derbyshire
Salary
£30,451 - £37,890
Posted
21 Sep 2020
Closes
18 Oct 2020
Sector
Housing
Function
EH Practitioner
Hours
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer/Housing Standards Officer– Three posts

Environmental Health Officer Grade H – J

Housing Standards Officer Grade H

Grade H £30,451 - £32,910 a year

Grade J £33,782 - £37,890 a year

Directorate: Communities and Place

Hours: 37 hours a week

Contract type: Two posts Permanent) and One post up to 2 years Fixed Term

Location: The Council House

Excellent work life balance scheme

Due to receiving additional funding, an exciting opportunity has arisen to expand the team in tackling criminal, rogue and irresponsible landlords who knowingly let accommodation that is unlicensed, substandard or dangerous.

Applicants are invited to join our dynamic and friendly Housing Standards Team from candidates who are qualified Environmental Health Officers/Housing Standards Officers with experience of dealing with housing standards enforcement.  However, applications will be considered from officers who are working towards their professional status (N.B. You will be paid at a lower grade until professional status is reached within an agreed time period- this can be discussed further at interview). Applicants for the Grade J post must have a proven record in a housing enforcement capacity.

The role:

You will cover a wide range of housing duties, including the enforcement of housing standards, HMOs licensing and investigation of harassment and illegal eviction of private tenants.

About you:

The successful candidates will be confident professionals with excellent practical enforcement and organisational skills. As Derby City has a wide and diverse population, you must have good communication and negotiation skills as you will be dealing with a mixed audience of residents, landlords, partner agencies and other stakeholders.  It is essential you have a good understanding of current housing legislation are competent in HHSRS and HMO licensing, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to maintain clear and accurate records.

You will need:

  1. A degree/diploma in Environmental Health and EHRB registration or be working towards becoming a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner;

or

  1. Possess a CIEH approved Higher Certificate in Housing Practice or; a BTech in Environmental Health or; an HNC level qualification in building construction/surveying; Experience of working in the relevant Environmental Health field.

A full driving licence and use of a car is essential.

If you would like to join our friendly team and be at the cutting edge of housing enforcement, we would be delighted to hear from you.     

For an informal chat please contact Dawn Deakin on 07812 300431 or dawn.deakin@derby.gov.uk .

Interviews will be held w/c 26 October 2020

Please be aware that where there are staff within the organisation who are 'at risk' of redundancy, requirements to redeploy to another suitable role will apply and take priority

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 18 October 2020 at midnight. Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.

 

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