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Environmental Health Technical Officer / Environmental Health Officer

Employer
East Suffolk Council
Location
Suffolk
Salary
£29,269 - £45,441
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Sector
Housing
Function
EH Practitioner, Technical / Scientific
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

East Suffolk Council - Woodbridge IP12 1RT or Lowestoft NR33 0EQ

Environmental Health Officer / Environmental Health Technical Officer

£29,269 - £45,441 per annum

37 hours per week

Permanent

Closing date: 11.30 am, 21 May 2024

Reference: 14708

 East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work, delivering essential local services and making a real difference to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

We currently have an opportunity to join East Suffolk Council's Private Sector Housing Team as an Environmental Health Technical Officer / Environmental Health Officer

Your role

We are a dynamic, forward thinking and friendly team based along the beautiful East Coast from Lowestoft to Felixstowe. Despite the idyllic location we have some significant urban housing challenges and rural poverty issues. We are part of Safe Suffolk Renters (safesuffolkrenters.org) - a Government funded initiative looking to deliver private sector housing solutions differently. We are looking for someone who wants to join us to create better housing conditions across our district and shares our drive and ambition to make a difference.

Are you a motivated team player who can be adaptable, able to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve real improvements in the quality of homes here in East Suffolk?

Working in our core Private Sector Housing team, alongside multiple project teams, you will work in both an educational and regulatory capacity to help improve the quality of the housing in East Suffolk, dealing with some a range of housing issues, using the wide range of statutory powers available to us.

You will have, or you will gain, experience identifying and remedying housing disrepair, supporting residents who hoard, provide much needed grant funding to provide property improvements and deal with other housing-related issues such as rats, rubbish and more.

You will be able to work under pressure, be able to work collaboratively with other council teams and external agencies and be able to interpret legislation to provide guidance to residents and landlords in the sector. 

 What you will need

For Environmental Health Technical Officer:

You will have an understanding of building construction, with experience or an understanding of working in a regulatory role.  Experience working for a local authority, construction or other government role would be an advantage. You will have a minimum of a level 3 qualification (A Level) or a similar equivalent.

Additionally, for Environmental Health Officer:

You will have a relevant degree in Environmental Health and have either started or completed your professional Environmental Health Practitioner registration.

For either level, you will require your own car and a valid UK driving licence.

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all of the essential requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

 Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council, take a look at our video and hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work (YouTube).

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 25 days a year, increasing to 31 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays) 
  • Local government pension scheme 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Learning and development tailored to your role 
  • A wide variety of staff support networks including access to health and wellbeing initiatives and programmes. 
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services.

Find more information about what we offer in our benefits brochure (pdf).

The majority of our teams are working in an agile way, with a mixture of home and office working, depending on individual preferences and service requirements. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

To find out more

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Vicky Cotterill, Team Leader, by calling on (01502) 523160.

 

How to apply

 

To apply and for further details, please visit:

 

https://www.suffolkjobsdirect.org/#en/sites/CX_1004/job/14708

Closing date: 11.30 am, 21 May 2024.

Interview date: w/c 3 June 2024.

 

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