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Housing Enforcement Officer/Environmental Health Officer

Barnet, London
Closing date
20 Feb 2022

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Housing Enforcement Officer/Environmental Health Officer

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

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Environmental Health Officer to join our Private Sector Housing Team in Barnet. The officer is responsible for improving tenanted housing conditions in the private sector housing .You will undertake the investigation of service requests, identify contravention of legislation and take the appropriate enforcement action.

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.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Investigate service requests relating to housing disrepair and hazards
  • Working closely with tenants, landlords and other agencies, take all necessary steps to improve private tenanted housing
  • Carry out the enforcement of legislation as appropriate in a timely and efficient manner using the full range of enforcement functions from service of Hazard Awareness notices to FPNs, prosecution and work in default
  • Prepare and deal with correspondence, licences, briefs and other documents.
  • 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.
  • Participate in specialist project teams as required.

What we are looking for:

  • Successful completion (or imminent completion) of an Environmental Health degree or postgraduate MSc course, accredited by the CIEH in Environmental Health
  • Fully qualified EHORB registered and eligible for Corporate Membership of the CIEH
  • Existing technical knowledge of enforcement action under the Housing Act 2004 or the ability to develop technical knowledge.
  • Experience of taking enforcement action.
  • Experience of a variety of effective communications techniques
  • Ability to accurately draft legal documents
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

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.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme, 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.
  • 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.

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.

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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