Environmental Health Officer

£28,672 - £38,890
23 Mar 2021
12 Apr 2021
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Housing Officer


£28,672 - £38,890

Ref: VAC001154

This is an exciting and challenging time to work in Bristol’s Private Housing Service and you will be part of a team that improve the lives of privately rented tenants in the city.

With a large proportion of Bristol’s population living in the private rented housing we have established a number of area-based property licensing schemes. This is in addition to the city-wide mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation.

A large proportion of our work involves tackling poor conditions and unsatisfactory management in licensed properties. However, the service also inspects a significant number of properties that do not require a licence, taking reactive and targeted action in line with our enforcement policy objectives.

Environmental Health Housing Officers inspect privately rented accommodation to ensure that legal standards are met, taking enforcement action to ensure compliance where necessary.

The Private Housing Service is organised into multi-disciplinary teams to efficiently deal with property licensing and other privately rented properties to improve standards across the sector. A full range of legal powers are used, and officers are given every support in taking legal action to ensure compliance.

Bristol is a great place for experienced officers to exercise their skills and for newly qualified officers to develop their proficiency.

A competence-based grading system rewards well experienced officers for their expertise and supports newly qualified officers in developing their careers. You will be offered a point on this scale depending on their experience and level of qualification. Once in post officers can progress to the top of the scale through annual increments and assessed levels of competency. More information on the grading structure can be found in the job paperwork

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

Applications are welcomed from both EHOs with little or no experience and those with expertise. The positions currently available are 1 x full time, permanent, 1 x part time, permanent and 1 x full time, fixed term for 12 months.

Contact Jonathan Mallinson or Dave Collis, for an informal discussion about the roles on 0117 352 5010 or private.housing@bristol.gov.uk

Closing date: 12 April 2021.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.

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