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Regulatory Services Officer (x2) / Enforcement Officer (x2)

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
£38,890 - £44,863 / £26,511 - £31,346
Closing date
20 Oct 2021

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Contract Type
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Regulatory Services Officer (x2) / Enforcement Officer (x2)

Southend on Sea Borough Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community.  We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend.  Southend itself is a vibrant place to live and work, offering coastal living alongside excellent and fast transport links into London.

Working for Southend on Sea Borough Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovative environment.  As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from regulatory services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, social services, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities.  The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.

Southend-On-Sea Borough council are delighted to be recruiting for a number of new opportunities within the Regulatory services team including two Regulatory Services Officers and two Enforcement Officers within the private sector housing team. These roles will play a vital part in continuing the good work of the department and will contribute to the Southend 2050 ambition and outcomes.  The team have a strong focus on employee wellbeing and professional development and offer home working and flexible working patterns along with training and career progression opportunities.

If you join the Council, you will also enjoy a range of benefits including salary sacrifice schemes, a generous Local Government pension and holiday entitlement. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-On-Sea Borough Council can be found on the jobs at the council web page under the "Why Work for us Tab".

For more information on the current vacancies please see below, or for an informal chat about the above roles and/or to request a copy of the full job descriptions, please contact Uzo Nebechi on 01702 352452.

Regulatory Services Officer (x2)



Your new role

The Council have a rare opportunity for two Regulatory Services Officers to join their team in a permanent full-time role; this team offers flexible working patterns, a friendly and enthusiastic team environment, and a varied work portfolio. As a Regulatory Services Officer within the Private Sector Housing team, you will act as a source of advice and guidance in relation to regulation of the private sector housing stock in the borough. You will attend formal hearings of the Council as well as prosecution and appeal hearings before the Courts or Tribunal as required. You will lead on specific functions and operations related to Housing enforcement; however, you may also be asked to assist across the full range of Regulatory Services and related matters. The role will also require you to operate and record work carried out on departmental systems, contribute to developing and maintaining effective relationships with partners and other external bodies and support the development of a policy framework and enforcement protocols for activities within Regulatory Services.

As a Regulatory Services Officer you will lead on complex housing disrepair issues and complex cases involving houses in multiple occupation and visiting premises within the Borough as required.  This will involve a range of complex inspection and enforcement activities, which may require working evenings and weekends. As well as managing your own caseload, you will also be responsible for supervising the work of other staff members where necessary.

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful in this position, you need to have a professional qualification in Environmental Health, be a registered member of a relevant professional body and be able to evidence your CPD (Continuous Professional Development). 

A solid knowledge of Housing legislation, investigation procedures and national, regional and local policies is a must. Experience of developing and delivering services within a policy framework is also essential. The successful candidate will have previous experience in working within a private sector housing team and have the necessary relevant practical and technical knowledge and skills.  Candidates will also be considered if they are in the earlier stages of their career and are still working towards their professional qualification, with a view to becoming a fully qualified Regulatory Services Officer, but this will be considered on individual basis.

Certificate in HHSRS assessment is essential for this role.

Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) would be advantageous.  As part of your benefits package, the council will cover the cost of professional membership subscription.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY for the Regulatory Services Officer vacancies:

Enforcement Officer (2 posts)

£26,511 - £31,346 

Your new role

The Regulatory Services Team are also keen to appoint two experienced Enforcement Officers on a full time and permanent basis. These roles will require you to carry out inspections, visits and enquiries within relevant premises as required. This involves carrying out formal actions in relation to offences, breaches of conditions and other specific requirements including issuing enforcement notices, fixed penalty notices, issuing verbal and written warnings and institution of legal proceedings. 

You will undertake a range of ‘out of hours’ inspections and enforcement duties including evenings (which can run into the early hours of the morning).

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful in this role, you will have proven experience in dealing with houses in the private sector particularly multiple occupation (HMO) including mandatory licensing of HMOs. Knowledge of relevant regulatory services legislation and relevant enforcement procedures is essential for this role. Certification and awareness of HHSRS will be advantageous

CLICK HERE TO APPLY for the Enforcement Officer vacancies :

Please note: Applications for these vacancies may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to  

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.

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