Environmental Health Officer (Private Sector Housing)

East Suffolk Council
£34,723 - £43,516
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer (Private Sector Housing)

East Suffolk Council - Lowestoft NR33 0EQ or Woodbridge IP12 1RT

£34,723 - £43,516 per annum (career grade)

37 hours per week

2 year fixed term contract (potential secondment)

Closing date: 1pm, 16 June 2023

Reference: 10308

The Suffolk Councils are delighted to have secured £2.3M of funding from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to deliver a 2-year programme focussed on private rented homes across our County. The programme is being hosted by East Suffolk Council, but we are driven by commitment and enthusiasm from East Suffolk, Ipswich Borough, Babergh District, Mid Suffolk District and West Suffolk Councils.

We are building a growing team of key stakeholders to help us with engagement, data, marketing and communications, training and research into outcomes.

All of our work will lead to an improvement in standards in the private rented homes and a better understanding of the pressures and problems in the sector.

We currently have an opportunity to join East Suffolk Council's Private Sector Housing Project Team as an Environmental Health Officer.

We are very excited to have this amazing opportunity and have already appointed the Programme Manager and the Business Support Officer. Being a member of this dynamic team will provide key experience in being part of an area-based project with the community at the heart of its objectives. This role will provide a unique opportunity to gain experience in working proactively to empower tenants and property professionals by engagement and effective multi-agency working.

You will be working together, as a team with the private sector housing officers of each Council. Operating proactively in response to data led intelligence you will be targeting specific areas of poorest housing conditions and carry out multiple inspections and the required follow up.

We are looking for individuals with a good knowledge of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, experience of Housing Enforcement and with enthusiasm and energy to try something new. Applications from those with technical experience but not chartered EHPs will be considered, as will applications from recently graduated EHPs looking to build their practical experience in a supportive team.

We know the world of Environmental Health and Housing offers lots of opportunities for a relatively small cohort of housing specialists but we have something very special going on in Suffolk that presents an exciting opportunity to drive your professional development, so why not call for an informal chat or apply and see for yourself.

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all of the essential requirements, please apply.

We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council, take a look at our video and hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work (youtube).

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 25 days a year, increasing to 31 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays)
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • A wide variety of staff support networks including access to health and wellbeing initiatives and programmes. 
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services.

Find more information about what we offer in our benefits brochure (pdf)

The majority of our teams are working in an agile way, with a mixture of home and office working, depending on individual preferences and service requirements. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert. 

For more information

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Justin King, Suffolk Strategic Projects Programme Manager, on 07765 173091

How to apply

To apply, please complete the online application form on our website and upload your supporting statement:

Environmental Health Officer (Private Sector Housing) - East Suffolk Council Jobs Careers (suffolkjobsdirect.org)

Closing date: 1pm, 16 June 2023.

Interview date: w/c 26 June 2023

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

We hugely value our staff and know that in order for us to remain successful, it is essential for us to recognise talented employees, developing and retaining them within the organisation. We are therefore committed to investing in our staff and providing first-class support to ensure a positive culture and rewarding careers.



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