Environmental Health Officer / Graduate Environmental Health Officer (5 positions available)
Job reference 002421
Service Area / Directorate Planning and Regulatory Services
Salary and Grade Career grade scheme
G6: £33,524 to £34,412 per annum for graduate Environmental Health Officer
G7: £37,923 to £39,102 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
Note: Subject to pending pay rise 2024/2025
Contract 4 x Permanent positions and 1 x Secondment/Fixed Term up to 30 November 2024 position
Hours per week 37
Location Hybrid Oxford - Town Hall/Work from home
Are you an Environmental Health (or similar) professional interested in making a difference? Are you self-motivated and have an adaptable, flexible approach and keen to develop? If YES then we have an exciting opportunity to join our Residential Regulation Team.
Oxford City Council is the only council in England to operate all three property licensing schemes (mandatory HMO licensing, additional HMO licensing and selective licensing) across their entire district. Already well known for its proactive approach to enforcing conditions in the private rented sector, our team use their full range of skills in effective and innovative ways to secure improvements for residents in privately rented homes.
Following a re-organisation and implementation of Selective Licensing in 2022, we are now looking for experienced and enthusiastic people to join our Residential Regulation Team to improve homes across the city as one of our Environmental Health Officers and ensure we have the resource required to effectively operate and enforce our three property licensing schemes. Our team has responsibility for enforcing and improving conditions in all private rented homes using all available legislation, a range of public health functions (including nuisance and public health burials), planning enforcement and bringing empty homes back into use.
The role is demanding and so will require you to take personal responsibility for a wide and varied caseload and perform with a high level of professionalism and in return we will give you the opportunity to be part of a varied role that will include partnering other services, carrying out investigations and carrying out property inspections whilst being given the opportunity to develop working alongside our experienced officers and management teams.
Interested to find out more? If so continue to read below on how you can apply.
Our ambitious leadership team and dedicated staff are working hard building a world class city for everyone. Oxford City Council has accelerated plans to build more affordable and council housing in the city. We provide services to help reduce inequality and improve the health and wellbeing of Oxford’s residents and are taking a lead on reducing emissions and increasing biodiversity to become a net carbon neutral city of the future.
We are a supportive and collaborative bunch of people working towards shared goals, where new ideas and initiatives are valued. We strive to deliver service excellence, take accountability for our actions and communicate with honestly and respect. There has never been a more exciting time to join us! Help us to build successful places in which to live and work and build a fairer, greener city in which everyone can thrive.
Many of our roles offer flexible or hybrid working.
We offer generous holiday 28 days a year with an additional 4 days after 5 years’ service
We are committed to supporting career development opportunities and learning and development
An above average pension offering
Plus other great benefits
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.
Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. If you are making an application using a CV please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.
We usually do1st interviews in person but please let us know if this is not an option for you. For hybrid roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home. You should ensure that you have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.
Closing Date: 03 March 2024
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): 22 March 2024 and 27 March 2034
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Katherine Coney on 01865 252837 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunity employer:
We are striving to become a more inclusive employer and to represent the communities that we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas and would particularly welcome applicants from ethnic and minority communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.