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Technical Officer/ Environmental Health Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
London, Woolwich
£37443 - £46041 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Technical Officers/Environmental Health Officers/Lead Environmental Health Officers (dependant on experience) x 4 (Private Rented Sector Housing Regulation and Fire Safety Team)

3 x Permanent and 1 x 1-year fixed term contract opportunities are available in the Private Rented Sector Housing Regulation and Fire Safety Team. We would like to hear from exceptional candidates with a can-do attitude who will take ownership of cases to improve resident's lives.

Successful candidates will be appointed to support the priority work being completed by this team in relation to enforcement against rogue landlords, energy efficiency in the PRS, and fire safety.

If successful your offer of appointment will be based on your knowledge, skills, and qualifications on a Grade between SO2 and PO3.

The Service utilises a wide range of regulatory tools dealing with the full range of disrepairs in substandard private rented housing. You will need to be highly motivated and enthusiastic with a genuine commitment to achieve.

Our Technical Officers, Environmental Health Officers and Lead EHOs are expected to have excellent professional/technical knowledge in Private Sector Housing to enable them to deal with a complex and varied caseload. Lead EHOs are expected to act as a team Lead on a related topic as well as supporting and mentoring junior staff.

Duties will include the full range of Private Sector Housing related casework, including site visits, fire safety, housing inspections, HHSRS assessments, service of statutory notices as well as attending court and ensuring all case records are accurately recorded and IT systems updated. You will therefore have a sound knowledge of related legislations, common housing defects and repairs.

You will be supported day-to-day by your Seniors and a Team Manager and have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills through both internal and external training, this includes CPD opportunities and payment of a relevant professional fee.

As part of the Our Greenwich plan, we want to ensure that our private sector landlords provide well-managed, decent and a safe standard of private rented accommodation. You will join a team whose mission is very much about ensuring that people in Greenwich have access to safe and secure housing that meets their needs, whilst striving to be the 'best or better' in the services we deliver each and every day.

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with experience of working with private sector housing, and similar regulatory compliance-based processes.

The successful candidate will be eligible to take part in the Council's flexible working arrangements, including hybrid working to help you achieve a good work/life balance. Please ensure that you application addresses all the essential shortlisting criteria (as per the attached person specification).

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Mohammad Islam at

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

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