Environmental Health Officer

Nottingham City Council
£36,298 rising to £38,296
Closing date
23 Oct 2023

Environmental Health Officer

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Environmental Health Officer Safer Housing, Selective Licensing and Housing ,Licensing and Compliance  

Contract Type: 

2x Permanent Contract Safer Housing

2 x Permanent Contract Selective Licensing and 1x 12-month temporary contract

1x Permanent Contract Housing, Licensing and Compliance. 

Working Hours: 37

Worker Type: Hybrid Worker

Working Hours: 37

Salary: The starting salary is £36,298 pa (level 1) rising to £38,296 pa (level 2) on first anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time) ‘pro rata for part-time’. Please note this post also attracts a market supplement of £1,800.00 yearly and is pending a local and national pay award. 

Location: Nottingham

We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for? Read on to find out more…

Working for Nottingham City Council has great benefits. As well as competitive pay, great leave entitlement and access to a generous pension scheme, we strive to create an innovative, inclusive and progressive work culture where everyone is supported to do and be their very best. 

In return, we are looking for people like you - people who are innovative, driven and committed to serving and improving Nottingham.  So, if you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of those who live and work in our city, we want to hear from you.

* You can read more about the different benefits offered to colleagues working for Nottingham City Council here.

About the Role

Safer Housing , Selective Licensing and Housing, Licensing and Compliance.  

At Nottingham City Council (NCC) we pride ourselves being an employer of choice offering an inclusive culture for you to thrive and feel valued within your working environment. Nottingham City is an exciting, dynamic, and innovating place to work, your work will be quite challenging, however, very rewarding in a diverse and cultured city environment. We would like you to be part of NCC Transformational Journey to promote excellence, in an inclusive, creative culture, that every employee can thrive and reach their full potential.

The Role – Environmental Health Officer

We are looking for Environmental Health Officers to join our Safer Housing Department in our 3 service areas. We welcome applications from experienced officers and those who are nearly or newly qualified or close to completing their qualification, or those joining with transferable environmental health experience who have worked in different areas and are looking to work in housing.

A large proportion of our work involves carrying out inspections to ensure that legal standards are met, and, tackling poor conditions and unsatisfactory management in licensed and unlicensed properties within the private rented sector. 

With significant housing licensing schemes operating in Nottingham, we need enthusiastic and self-motivated officers to help deliver our highly ambitious aims. You will work alongside colleagues to engage positively with landlords and help tackle rogue and criminal landlords and support project work.   

Nottingham is a dynamic and popular city which is in an area of high housing demand, with a high percentage of privately rented houses many of which are not well maintained. We are determined to continue to improve the private rented sector in Nottingham, to reduce anti-social behaviour and drive up housing conditions. The Vision of the Council is to make Nottingham Safe, Clean, Ambitious and Proud, where people live in safe, warm and affordable homes.

About You

The ideal candidate will have:

  •  A degree or diploma in Environmental Health and a certificate of registration issued by the EHRB or equivalent, or working towards this as a graduate. 
  • Extensive knowledge, understanding and awareness of Environmental legislation and its application.     
  •  A specialism in Housing Standards or in Housing licensing and compliance or the Selective licensing service operating within  the city of Nottingham   
  •  Ability to produce written reports and/or case files of inspections, investigations and schedules of work.    
  • Demonstrate experience and the ability to direct investigations resulting in prosecutions or other legal sanctions in accordance with relevant procedural and evidential rules.
  • Practical experience of applying and/or observing the application of relevant environmental health / housing legislation eg carrying out inspections and intervention visits at businesses and other premises

-          This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, is an essential requirement for the role.

You can find the job description for this post here 

At Nottingham City Council we believe that work is what you do, not where you do it.  We offer different working arrangements, depending on the role, including hybrid working. Further information on Worker Types and what these mean in terms of how and where you work can be found on the additional information for applicants page.

For an informal discussion please contact, Siobhan Metcalfe – Tel: 07908484179 Email: Siobhan.metcalfe@nottighamcity.gov.uk or Simon Chadburn– Email: simon.chadburn@nottighamcity.gov.uk

Closing Date: 23 October 2023

Please note there may be occasions where we close the advert before the closing date and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Interviews will be held: week commencing 30 October 2023

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Thank you for your interest in working for Nottingham City Council. As one of the largest employers in Nottingham we offer a wide range of roles across a range of services. In return for your skill, drive and commitment to serving the people of Nottingham, we can help you to develop an exciting and rewarding career, with access to the following benefits. 

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service) + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme offering 17.9%
  • Smart Working – to support your work life balance
  • Health and wellbeing benefits including access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres, cinema, shopping and much more!

Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.
We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.    

We are supportive of flexible working arrangements wherever possible and we would encourage you to discuss this with us during the selection process, should this be something you are interested in.

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