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Environmental Health Officer (Private Sector Housing)

Dover District Council
£48,479 - £54,868
Closing date
24 May 2024

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EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer (Private Sector Housing)

Salary £48,479 to £54,868 per annum (DDC Grade F)

Contractual hours 37

Basis Full time

Contract Type Permanent  

Job reference DDC0639

Dover District Council has an exciting agenda to deliver first class public services, putting our residents at the heart of everything we do. From building new, affordable homes to exciting regeneration schemes. A career with Dover District Council offers you the opportunity to excel.

As an employer, Dover District Council is proud to provide a supportive, friendly, diverse and flexible working environment in which our employees can thrive. We have a team of enthusiastic employees, delivery services they are passionate about.

The Role & Responsibilities:

Private Sector Housing (PSH) is part of the wider environmental health department at Dover District Council, this is a small friendly section who very much work together to achieve our goals. There are currently 6 members of the team who carry out all of the functions of PSH including HMO and caravan licencing, complaints of poor housing, and disabled facilities grants administration.

We are looking for a qualified Environmental Health officer to work within the team on all aspects of regulatory private sector housing. We would also like this role to provide technical advice and support to other team members.

Who We Are Looking For:

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills who works well in a team and who thrives in an ever-changing environment. The successful candidate would have an interest in broader housing matters and who can interpret knowledge gained through that interest to benefit the department.

We encourage and support Chartered Environmental Health Practitioners and currently pay for annual membership of the CIEH.

What you need to know:

The post holder must be able to undertake site inspections and have the ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business including occasional working outside core business hours as required.

What Can We Offer?

We can provide a friendly and supportive environment for you to excel in. We also offer several employee benefits, such as:

  • Benenden Healthcare Membership and Employee Assistance Program
  • Opt-in Local government pension scheme with the opportunity for staff to make advanced, voluntary contributions (AVCs) to top up their pension
  • Generous annual leave provision
  • Discount scheme including reduced membership rates at the local leisure centre
  • On-site parking
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
  • Professional membership fee policy in place
  • Hybrid working policy.

As a disability confident employer and an organisation that is committed to equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

The Council embraces flexible ways of working to ensure that we can attract the best talent and experience and get the most from our employees. Whilst meeting the needs of our residents is a priority and we can’t guarantee we can accept all flexible working requests, we are happy to discuss your options when you apply for a job with us.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of their pre-employment clearances.

This role requires a full UK driving license.

What Next?

If you would like a further discussion about the post then please contact Tim Lovell, Private Sector Housing Manager, at or on 01304 793164

Closing Date is 24th May

Interviews to be held week commencing 3rd June


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