Environmental Health Officer (DFG)

Bath & North East Somerset Council
£33,820 - £36,298
Closing date
15 Dec 2022

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Health and Safety, Housing
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Service Area: Standards & Improvement

Job Title: Environmental Health Officer (DFG)

Salary: £33,820 - £36,298 Per annum

Hours: 37 per week

REF: 22CORP61274A

Location: Keynsham

Closing date: 15/12/2022

Covering the whole of the Bath and North East Somerset area including the World Heritage City of Bath, Housing Services administers mandatory Disabled Facilities Grants with the Council’s Occupational Therapy service. The service has an important role to play in helping to adapt existing homes to promote independent living with the B&NES area.

We aim for high standards of customer service and are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Housing Standards and Improvement Team.

We are looking for a qualified Environmental Health Officer to action all stages of the processing of Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) including the assessment of eligibility for mandatory and discretionary grants. The focus is on home visits and assisting the client with the making of a valid DFG application through to the satisfactory completion of work.  Applications from environmental health officers with competence in this area of work are invited.

Applicants will need to meet the requirements of the person specification which include:

  • A degree in Environmental Health or equivalent
  • An understanding of the Disabled Facilities Grant legislation and process
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High levels of commitment, flexibility and enthusiasm
  • An understanding of housing law, particularly assessment and enforcement of the Housing Act 2004 in relation to the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

Our district is a mixture of urban and rural and offers you a great place to live and work. In addition, we offer flexible working hours.
Your main place of work will be the award-winning, modern Civic Centre in Keynsham, halfway between Bath and Bristol, easily accessible via car or public transport, with a train station 5 minutes’ walk away.

Why B&NES Council?

We offer a wide range of benefits, to ensure that you are paid fairly for your work, have the flexibility to enjoy a great work/life balance, and have the support you need.  These include

  • A competitive salary package
  • A range of flexible working and hybrid working options, including flexi-time, four regional offices and home-working, dependent on service requirements
  • A generous holiday allowance and special leave provisions
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme – whatever life throws at you; we are committed to supporting you and your well-being at work and home
  • Professional and personal development including in-house training and accredited qualifications including Aspiring Manager and Leadership Development
  • Discount scheme including the VECTIS card that offers numerous local discounts including cycle to work and free entry to numerous local attractions with B&NES.

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