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Principal Environmental Health Officer (Safer Housing – Selective Licensing)

Nottingham City Council
£43,421 rising to £46,464
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Housing, Licensing
EH Practitioner, Senior / Principal
Contract Type
Full Time

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Principal Environmental Health Officer (Safer Housing – Selective Licensing)

Contract Type: 1 x Permanent

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Worker Type: Hybrid Worker

Salary: Starting Salary is £43,421 for Level one rising to £46,464 for Level four per annum  (pro rata’ for part-time)

Location: Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG.

We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for a talented individual to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for? Read on to find out more.

Working for Nottingham City Council has great benefits. As well as competitive pay, great leave entitlement and access to a generous pension scheme, we strive to create an innovative, inclusive and progressive work culture where everyone is supported to do and be their very best. 

In return, we are looking for people like you - people who are innovative, driven and committed to serving and improving Nottingham.  So, if you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of those who live and work in our city, we want to hear from you.

* You can read more about the different benefits offered to colleagues working for Nottingham City Council here.

About the Role

At Nottingham City Council (NCC) we pride ourselves being an employer of choice offering an inclusive culture for you to thrive and feel valued within your working environment. Nottingham City is an exciting, dynamic, and innovative place to work, your work will be quite challenging, however, very rewarding in a diverse and cultured city environment. We would like you to be part of NCC Transformational Journey to promote excellence, in an inclusive, creative culture, that every employee can thrive and reach their full potential

We are looking for Principal Environmental Health Officers to join our Selective Licensing Team. We welcome applications from experienced housing officers, or those joining with transferable environmental health experience who have worked in different areas and are looking to work in housing.

Nottingham is a dynamic and popular city which is in an area of high housing demand, with a high percentage of privately rented houses many of which are not well maintained. We are determined to continue to improve the private rented sector in Nottingham, to reduce anti-social behaviour and drive up housing conditions. The Vision of the Council is to make Nottingham Safe, Clean, Ambitious and Proud, where people live in safe, warm and affordable homes.

A large proportion of our work involves carrying out inspections to ensure that legal standards are met, and tackling poor conditions and unsatisfactory management in licensed properties within the private rented sector. 

With significant housing licensing schemes operating in Nottingham, we need enthusiastic and self-motivated officers to help deliver our highly ambitious aims. You will work alongside colleagues to engage positively with landlords and help tackle rogue and criminal landlords and support project work. 

As the Principal Environmental Health Officer you will protect the health, safety and welfare of citizens through compliance and enforcement activities. You will provide specialist supervision to team members, supporting team and individual development as well as monitoring of professional standards to ensure that the practitioner based service is aligned with statutory requirements, Council policies and service is delivering the desired service outcomes.

Within the City a number of high rise buildings are covered by licensing, knowledge and experience of ensuring regulatory compliance with such buildings, and buildings with high levels of occupancy would be desirable within these roles.

About You

The ideal candidate will have:

·        Qualifications:  

  • A degree or diploma in Environmental Health and a certificate of registration issued by the EHRB or equivalent

·         Essential Experience: 

  • Demonstrated experience of applying legislation in a wide range of practical situations.
  • Experience of carrying out inspections and intervention visits at business and other premises.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to direct investigations resulting in prosecutions or other legal sanctions in accordance with relevant procedural and evidential rules.
  • Experience of and commitment to negotiate and work with the public, internal customers and outside agencies and bodies.

·       Essential Knowledge: 

  • Extensive knowledge, understanding and awareness of Environmental Health enforcement legislation and its application.
  • A specialism in one of the following areas, but with the knowledge and ability to work in any of the fields below as required:
  • Housing standards
  • Housing licensing and compliance
  • Food safety, food standards, drinking water, health protection Health and safety, sports grounds safety, licensing, health protection
  • Pollution control, environmental protection

·       Essential Skill's and Competencies 

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and to be polite and helpful, in order to liaise with other organisations and customers.
  • Ability to develop and support team members and manage performance systems to ensure effective service delivery.
  • An understanding of objective appraisal and performance.
  • Ability to produce written reports of inspections/investigations and schedules of work.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and contribute towards team objectives.
  • An understanding of, and a commitment to the importance of equality and of providing a service that not only reflects equality but also demonstrates equal opportunities to all customers.

At Nottingham City Council we believe that work is what you do, not where you do it.  We offer different working arrangements, depending on the role, including hybrid working. Further information on Worker Types and what these mean in terms of how and where you work can be found on the additional information for applicants page.

For informal enquiries please contact David Hobbs, Selective Licensing Manager, by email at or by phone on 07535615897, or Hazel Raynor, Principal Environmental Health Officer, by email at or by phone on 07958296131.

Closing Date: 11th June 2024

Please note there may be occasions where we close the advert before the closing date and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Job description for this role can be found here

Interviews will be held: Week commencing 24th June 2024 

To apply please click on the link 

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