Principal Environmental Health Officer

St. Helens Council
£42,503 - £44,539
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Principal Environmental Health Officer

Salary: SCP 36-38 £42,503 - £44,539 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as A Principal Environmental Health Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced or aspiring Principal Environmental Health Officer to join our busy Housing Standards Team.

The successful candidate will carry out an enforcement role whilst also providing support and supervision to a small team of Senior EHOs and Technical Officers. They will assist the Housing Standards Manager with development of policy and procedures and be the lead Officer in relation to Council’s Housing Enforcement, HMO and Empty Homes service delivery. They will also co-ordinate delivery of proactive schemes aimed at improving the health outcomes and housing standards of vulnerable tenants.

The ideal applicant will have a comprehensive working knowledge and experience of housing standards legislation and related housing issues. This will include an excellent understanding of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System and its application with previous practical experience of housing enforcement. Previous Line Management experience is preferred, with the ability to motivate, support and allocate workloads for your team.

This role allows for hybrid working, combining working from home with access to an agile work hub and the undertaking of site visits and inspections of properties across the borough.

Interested to Find Out More?

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Vicky Whittle, Manager (Housing Standards) 07545083667 .

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity

St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here

St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life

All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.

Closing date: 5 February 2023.







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