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Technical Officer – Residential (Environmental Health)

East Herts Council
£35,523 - £38,912 pro-rata
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

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Technical / Scientific
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Officer – Residential (Environmental Health)

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Hertford/Remote Working


Housing and Health


£35,523 to £38,912 pro-rata (inclusive of local weighting)


Part Time





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Grade 7, £35,523 to £38,912 pro-rata (inclusive of local weighting) depending on experience.
Part time 18.5 Hours PW
Based in Hertford with the option for home working up to 50% of working hours.
Closing date: Monday 15th April at 9am

Are you enthusiastic, customer-focused, technically knowledgeable, with good communication skills and enjoy delivering high quality services to improve the condition of housing for our residents?

We are looking for someone like you to join our team! If we are a good fit for you, you will have the opportunity to work within a supportive team on a wide range of housing cases, from disrepair and HMO licensing to harassment and illegal eviction.

What will you be doing?
• Responding to service requests and giving appropriate advice.
• Carrying out a range of inspections and investigations and encouraging landlords to remedy defects.
• Taking appropriate enforcement action where necessary.
• Bringing HMO’s up to standard and actively seeking out unlicensed HMOs.

About you
As an ideal candidate, you will have:
• A relevant qualification or experience with property and a working knowledge of the Housing Act 2004 and other housing standards related legislation.
• Experience using HHSRS for housing inspections and enforcement.
• The ability to deal with challenging situations using tact and discretion.
• Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to work without supervision, prioritise work to meet deadlines.
• Excellent written skills, with the ability to write schedules of work, summarise accurately and convey complex information.

What can we offer you?
• A stimulating and supportive work environment.
• Flexible working arrangements, including flexi-time
• 26-29 days annual leave rising to 34 days with 5 years’ local government service.
• Employee well-being programme.

How to apply
For an informal discussion about the role and to find out more about East Herts Councils ambition please contact Jane O’Brien Residential Team Manager – Environmental Health on 01992 531494.

Closing date: Monday 15th April at 9am

Interviews will be held on Thursday 18th or Monday 22nd April.

So, if you’re looking to make a difference in East Hertfordshire as a Technical Officer in our Environmental Health team please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, valuing diversity and maintaining a firm commitment to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. We believe that creating inclusive environments leads to stronger collaboration and better outcomes in our work.





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