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Environmental Health Officer (Project Officer – Tower Blocks)

Barnet, London
Closing date
20 Feb 2022

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Environmental Health Officer (Project Officer – Tower Blocks)

Are you keen for a new challenge working in a unique environment?

Re (Regional Enterprise) Ltd is the joint venture between Capita and the London Borough of Barnet. Re provides traditional regulatory services for the London Borough of Barnet whilst also offering a wide range of services to both the private sector and other local authorities.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Environmental Health Officer to join our Private Sector Housing Team in Barnet. The officer is responsible for leading on enforcement and monitoring activity linked to fire safety in tower blocks. This is an exciting opportunity to work in this relatively new area of housing enforcement.

Job Description:

What you’ll be doing:

  • Carry out the enforcement of legislation and other powers in a timely and efficient manner, as may be required in line with service and statutory legal guidelines.  This will include the presentation of evidence at legal and other quasi judicial hearings. Initiate legal action where appropriate advising the Legal Service of technical considerations and contraventions.
  • To prepare reports, statements, correspondence, briefs, plans and statistics as required and to keep a daily record of work undertaken.
  • Liaise with officers within Regulatory Services, council services, outside organisations, companies and individuals in order to deliver an effective Environmental Health Service.
  • Ensure the Group Manager is kept fully informed on any aspect of work which is controversial, political, strategic, financial or otherwise of a sensitive or highly complex nature.
  • Carry out specialist environmental health duties as requested and in accordance with experience and training.
  • Carry out research or survey work related to the work of the Environmental Health Department.  Participate in specialist project teams as required.

What we’re looking for

  • A good level of education to enable effective verbal and written communications and undertaking of work of a detailed and complex nature.
  • Demonstrable professional experience in public health and nuisance enforcement work.
  • Existing technical knowledge of public health and nuisance law or the ability to develop technical knowledge.
  • Experience of taking enforcement action.
  • Experience of accurate legal evidence collection.
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

About Local Government Services

At Government Services, we’re transforming the way governments and local councils serve the public. We’re using technology, innovation and domain knowledge to improve services and deliver savings. Our teams are answering 30,000 emergency service calls every day and our Ultra Low Emissions Zone is helping Londoners breath cleaner air. Join us and discover better as you keep the country running smoothly.

  • What’s in it for you?
  • A competitive basic Salary
  • 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform

What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 55,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.”

To view our Covid-19 and process adjustments information, please visit the Capita Careers site.

Equal Opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. During the application process, you’ll be asked to share your personal characteristics and data with us. This helps us understand our audience so we can make sure we are doing everything we can to attract a diverse range of people and ensure our recruitment processes are fair and inclusive.


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