Senior Environmental Health Officer

City of Wolverhampton Council
West Midlands
£39,493 - £44,539
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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EH Practitioner, Senior / Principal
Contract Type
Full Time

City of Wolverhampton Council Private Sector Housing Service

Senior Environmental Health Officer

Grade 7 LPPs 23-28
£39,493 - £44,539 per annum, full-time, 37 hours per week

City of Wolverhampton Council are seeking to recruit a Senior Environmental Health Officer within the Private Sector Housing Service.

The Private Sector Housing Service works closely with Trading Standards and Licensing to deliver an integrated service:

  • Housing standards enforcement
  • HMO licensing
  • Protection of tenants from illegal eviction
  • High rise and complex residential building safety
  • Empty property mitigation

The Service takes a robust approach and is well supported and resourced to use its full range of powers. It was the first to utilise emergency remedial action for large scale fire safety improvements in a high-rise residential block. The Service was a 2021 MJ Award finalist for developing the use of injunctions to prevent illegal evictions. The Service continues to work with Trading Standards using Enterprise Act 2002 enforcement orders against portfolio landlords and letting agents.

The day-to-day role will be dealing with housing standards, HMO licensing and illegal eviction.   You will also take a lead role on projects and initiatives. Some out of hours work will be necessary.

We are seeking an individual with relevant qualifications and significant enforcement experience. You will need to be an innovative, solution focused, dedicated individual with an ability to manage high and competing workload.

If you are interested in applying for this position and require further information please contact William Humphries, Service Manager, Private Sector Housing by emailing  or James Turner Private Sector Housing Team Leader by emailing

Closing Date: 6 October 2023


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