Environmental Health Officer (Project Officer – Tower Blocks)

London Borough of Barnet
London (Greater)
up to £44,000
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer (Project Officer – Tower Blocks)

As an Environmental Health Officer or Housing Enforcement Officer working within the Private Sector Housing Enforcement Team, you’ll be using the full range of housing legislation to ensure that private rented accommodation meets relevant standards. This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to make a real difference to our community. Your work will be pivotal in protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of Barnet’s residents, and we’ll offer you additional training opportunities throughout so you can advance and develop in your career.

This opportunity offers a hybrid working environment allowing a mixture of home and office working.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Undertaking the investigation of service requests and identifying contravention of legislation and corrective action to be taken. This will include taking the appropriate action in line with the relevant policies, procedures and legislation
  • Carrying 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, as well as initiating legal action where appropriate and advising the Legal Service of technical considerations and contraventions
  • Preparing and dealing with correspondence, briefs and other documents

What we are looking for:

  • A degree in Environmental Health or other relevant qualifications or competency
  • Technical knowledge of housing enforcement and a willingness and ability to learn
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels using different techniques
  • Experience of drafting accurate legal documents

About Government Services

For more than 30 years Capita has been working across the public and private sectors, solving the complex challenges of our clients, increasing productivity, enhancing their use of technology and data, improving customer and public services and adding value to the UK and local economies.

Capita is committed to the local government sector and is the market leader in the delivery of Planning Resilience Services to Local Authority clients. We have worked with over 100 Local Authority clients nationwide, and have an outstanding track record of providing Development Management & Planning Policy and Consultancy services.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary of up to £44,000 per annum
  • Competitive annual leave package
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • Ample training opportunities
  • LGPS, access to 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

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:

‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application.

For an informal discussion please contact Belinda Livesey on 0208 359 7438 or you can email the senior resource partner – Stephen.anderson2@capita.com

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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