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Environmental Health Officer - Housing Standards

Cheltenham Borough Council
£34,513 - £38,301
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer Housing Standards

  • Location: Cheltenham
  • Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
  • Salary: £34,513 - £38,301 Per Annum
  • Come and work for an award winning organisation!

    We are committed to making Cheltenham a better place to live and work, enabling local residents and businesses to prosper whilst protecting what is good about our Borough. 

    About the role...

    We are seeking to appoint an Environmental Health Officer to join the Housing Standards team.

    The post holder will undertake a full range of private sector housing duties including licensing of houses in multiple occupation and Disabled Facilities Grant work.

    If you are an Environmental Health Practitioner with an up to date working knowledge and recent experience of enforcing housing and public health law we would love to hear from you.

    Key Duties include:

  • To carry out the inspection of properties and houses in multiple occupation for the purpose of enforcement of appropriate legislation and for housing grant and loan purposes; to provide advice and to ensure that resulting programmes of action are achieved.
  • To assist in the formulation, specification, implementation and administration of grant, loan and works schemes pursuant to Council policy.
  • To participate in housing surveys to ascertain the condition of houses in the Borough, relating to individual properties, where area-based action is being considered, or in connection with the control of HMOs.
  • To liaise with officers from Building Control, Environmental Health, Public Protection, Development Control and Conservation on matters relating to enforcement schemes and where necessary, to advise clients of the need to seek statutory approvals, ensuring a consistent corporate approach.
  • To be successful you will need…

  •  A degree, MSc or equivalent in Environmental Health.
  • HHSRS training qualifications including HHSRS assessment and HHSRS enforcement.
  • Relevant experience of Housing and Public Health Act enforcement;
  • A good level of IT skills - MS Office
  • To be able to communicate effectively at all levels (excellent verbal and written skills)
  • Closing date - Sunday 5th February at Midnight

    Interviews - W/C 13th February - TBC

    For more information about this role please see the Job Description and Person Specification. 

    What can we do for you… 

  • An excellent pension scheme. You will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • A generous holiday entitlement of 25 days rising to 30 days after five years. Part-time employees receive a pro rata entitlement of 25 days.
  • A flexible and agile working environment. We aim to provide opportunities to work from home or elsewhere and offer flexibility in working hours.
  • A comprehensive programme of learning and development.
  • Two days paid time off for volunteering.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity schemes.
  • An employee counselling service.
  • Free eye tests (for some posts) and contribution towards the cost of glasses.
  • A cycle to work scheme.
  • Low cost town centre parking for some jobs, depending on work location.
  • A commitment to employee wellbeing.
  • Applications

    To apply for this position please click on "apply now" within this page to complete an application form and supporting statement together with your CV. Please tell us about your skills, knowledge, qualifications, experience and how they meet the criteria listed above and in the job description/person specification. It’s important that we’re a good fit for each other, so let us know what’s important to you and why you want to work for Cheltenham Borough Council. Your CV will not be available to the hiring manager unless you are shortlisted for interview to assist with our non-biased screening process so please ensure you complete the application form in full.

    It is important that our staff reflect the diversity of our community, and we therefore welcome and encourage applications from people of all genders and sexual orientation, those from Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

    Our organisation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children.  Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire and provide references; proof of identity, nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.


    Closing Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2023

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