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Environmental Health Protection and Trading Standards Practitioner

Employer
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Location
Cheshire
Salary
£31,364 - £34,728
Closing date
7 Nov 2021
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Environmental Health Protection and Trading Standards Practitioner

We are seeking a dynamic and results-focused individual to assist the team in carrying out all work areas within the Statutory Nuisance/Housing Standards Team including housing disrepair, houses of multiple occupation (HMO) and licensed premises. 

The successful candidate will take a lead role in relation to licensed caravan sites and an understanding of all matters relating to this area of work is desirable.

Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

Cheshire West and Chester is an exceptional place with diverse scenery and communities. From industrial towns to rural villages and from leading-edge new technology businesses to a strong agricultural heritage, there is a wealth of reasons as to why people want to live in, work in and visit the borough. With a population of just under 330,000, the area covered by the borough includes the major towns of Ellesmere Port, Neston, Winsford, Northwich and Frodsham and the historic city of Chester.

We are seeking a dynamic and results-focused individual to assist the team in carrying out all work areas within the Statutory Nuisance/Housing Standards Team including housing disrepair, houses of multiple occupation (HMO) and licensed premises.  The successful candidate will take a lead role in relation to licensed caravan sites and an understanding of all matters relating to this area of work is desirable.

You will be expected to carry out routine inspections and enforcement work for all the areas outlined above and will be responsible for your own case load and any alleged breaches of legislation.  This will involve, carrying out enquiries, service of notices, arranging works in default, determining legislative compliance and producing prosecution files.

Whilst a relevant professional qualification is essential, consideration will also be given to part qualified candidates or those with previous experience and/or qualification in Environmental Health or another related field.  Knowledge and experience of undertaking inspections under the Housing, Health & Safety Rating System is essential.

You will have excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills and a proven track record of delivering excellent results.

We are looking to recruit to one full time position (37 hours).

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Carl Murphy at carl.murphy@cheshirewestandchestercouncil.gov.uk.

The contractual work location for this role is listed above however you may be required to work from a range of work locations or sites within the Borough and may also be required to work from home, depending on the needs of the service.

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In your application you should ensure that you provide evidence of how you have demonstrated meeting the Council’s core competencies of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

 Please ensure you check the email account (including junk/spam boxes) from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application. 

 If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

 Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.  Please click the Equality Policy for more information.

 Cheshire West and Chester Council have adopted a Local Living Wage for our employees which means that all employees will receive a minimum of £9.50 per hour for all contracted hours.

 For any technical enquiries please email Sourcingteam@ecwip.co.uk 

Please quote job reference number in all correspondence.

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