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Environmental Health Housing Officers x7

Bristol City Council
£33,024 - £43,421
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Bristol City Council

Environmental Health Housing Officers x7

Job reference: VAC005422

Location: 100 Temple Street Redcliff Bristol BS1 6AN

Salary: BG10 £33,024 - £43,421 pro-rata

Contractual hours: 37

Basis: Permanent, Full Time and Part Time roles.

Would you like to work in one of the largest Private Housing Services in England and help improve Bristol’s private rented sector housing standards?

Bristol is a vibrant city, with nearly 30% of Bristol's population living in the private rented sector.

The Private Housing Service is currently preparing to expand its licensing teams with a new scheme starting in August 2024 creating a fantastic opportunity to join one of our licensing teams.

There is also a position available in the team which responds to service requests in rented properties that are not required to be licensed.

Your role will range from:

Advice and guidance to landlord tenants and agents

Programmed inspection of licensed properties

Investigation and resolution of service requests

Compliance checks against schedules of works

Enforcement ranging from informal to formal notices

Investigation of offences and use of Civil Penalty and Prosecution powers

Level 1 (Up to £36,648) A CIEH-accredited degree in Environmental Health (either 3-year BSc or 2-year MSc) and a good knowledge of the main elements of environmental health housing legislation and good practice.

Level 2 (Up to £39,186) – As level 1 and significant post-qualification environmental health housing experience of inspections, scheduling and informal engagement and some involvement in formal legal processes. A basic knowledge of residential tenancy legislation.

Senior (Up to £43,321) – As level 1 or (A Bristol City Council recognised qualification in Environmental Health Housing on the technical and legal aspects of Environmental Health Housing (or BCC ‘Surveyor A’ course and assessment)) and a comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of environmental health housing legislation, good practice and housing construction. Substantial post-qualification environmental health housing experience of inspections, scheduling and informal engagement and formal legal processes. A basic knowledge of residential tenancy legislation.

In addition to property licensing, the Private Housing Service is responsible for the full range of private-sector housing issues including, empty-homes, public health related service requests, policy and technical support. There may be opportunities in the future to work in these different areas.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. For the majority of our roles hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice - mixing both home and office working.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview in addition to the highlighted criteria, you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet all of the other essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

For any queries, please contact Emma Tregale (Private Housing Team Leader) or Jonathan Mallinson (Private Housing Manager)

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. Appointments will be made on merit.




Closing date: 3 June 2024.






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