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Environmental Health Officer – Housing & Environmental Health

Newport City Council
£34,728 - £38,890
Closing date
21 Jan 2022

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Post Title:  Environmental Health Officer – Housing & Environmental Health

Post Ref: PE1022.3 & POSN001483 (NCC7427 & 26)

Grade: 9, SCP 31 – 35, £34,728.00 - £38,890.00 per annum

Closing Date: 21 January 2022

1 Full Time, Permanent and 1 Full Time, Fixed Term to 30.9.2022 Posts Available

Newport is a vibrant City with a bold vision to maintain a place where people choose to live, work, and stay. Newport City Council’s success can be attributed to forward thinking, a positive approach and the Council aims to deliver high-quality services that are continuously improving.

You will hold a degree or diploma in environmental health, have experience in an environmental health housing role and have sound knowledge of housing legislation. The post holder is required to hold a suitable HHSRS assessment qualification. This post requires you to demonstrate effective communication and negotiation skills; be able to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with people, be flexible, have customer service skills and be confident with regulatory enforcement. You will be capable of organising and prioritising work to meet deadlines and you will operate in a self-sufficient manner. The post holder will have a high standard of problem solving and decision-making skills.

The service is responsible for the regulation of the private rented sector, including Houses in Multiple Occupation and the investigation of service requests across all tenures. In addition, the service is responsible for the regulation of Statutory nuisance and domestic/commercial public health. We have a successful Additional HMO Licensing Scheme that is in its third term and the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 (Rent Smart Wales - landlord licensing) has added another dimension to the work of this team.

This post offers a wide range of experience, challenges, and personal and professional development to the successful applicant.

For an informal discussion regarding this Housing EHO post, please contact Nicola McGrath on 01633 851712.

In return for your commitment, we offer an open, friendly working environment with modern working practices and systems. Benefits include a generous annual leave entitlement, professional development, flexible and agile working, and free on-site parking.

Role Location – Agile – Office; Civic Centre Newport / Working from Home / Site visits regularly.

The interview will occur using Microsoft Teams. The interview date will be confirmed following shortlisting.

To find out more about working for Newport City Council and to apply, please visit our website.

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