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Environmental Health Officer - Housing Standards (Private Sector)

North Yorkshire Council
North Yorkshire
£40,221 - £44,428
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer - Housing Standards (Private Sector)

£40,221 - £44,428

Are you someone who has a passion for helping others?  Are you looking for a role that can make a real difference to the lives of our residents?  

If so, you are just what we are looking for!

We are looking for an Environmental Health Officer, who will protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our residents through raising housing standards and providing high quality support and advice to residents.

Our Service 

The purpose of our Housing Standards Service is to improve housing standards, ensuring all privately rented accommodation is well managed, properly maintained, safe and habitable. This is achieved by providing advice and guidance and where necessary by enforcing relevant legislation to deliver the Councils statutory Housing functions.

The Role

As an Environmental Health Officer, you are fundamental to ensuring the successful delivery of the Housing Standards Service. The role requires you to provide a proactive, expert, and timely approach to raising housing standards in the private sector. You will provide high-quality support and a full range of effective interventions including advice and education, undertaking inspections of accommodation, investigating complaints and where appropriate take necessary enforcement action to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our residents.

You will also:

- Work with internal and external stakeholders, building effective relationships with partner organisations, public agencies, and the private sector.

- Carry out a range of interventions including advice and education, inspection/audit of accommodation using a risk-based system (HHSRS) investigating complaints. 

- Ensure that residential accommodation is to a safe and decent standard and where necessary take enforcement action. 

- Taking the lead in enforcement and regulation, preparing, and serving legal notices in accordance with the Council’s Housing Enforcement Policy. 

- Assist in maintaining selective/additional licensing areas, mandatory HMO inspections and licensing in accordance with the Housing Act 2004 and associated legislation.

- Deliver an excellent customer focused service. 

For more details, please see the attached job description.  

What you will bring

You will hold a degree in Environmental Health (BSc or MSc) and be a qualified Environmental Health Officer registered by the Environmental Health Registration Board and hold membership of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and relevant legal training, for example, PACE, RIPA, CPIA. You will also have in depth knowledge of current guidance and legislation regarding the area of Housing.

You will have experience of evaluating and organising information to aid fast paced decision making based upon evidence within an ever-changing environment. You will have the ability to work under pressure, with the ability to effectively prioritise, plan and organise workloads to ensure deadlines and targets are met.   

Excellent communication skills are a must, both written and oral with the ability to problem solve and find pragmatic solutions, and experience of managing conflicts and complaints. 

Working for us 

When you join us, you are entitled to our outstanding benefits and wellbeing plan as part of your position. Our holiday entitlement starts at 28 days rising to 34 days (pro-rata) per year with continued service, plus public holidays. Pension: save for your retirement with our generous local government pension scheme. Fitness & Rewards: Fitness discounts with various Gyms across the county. Stay on top of your game and save £££. Lifestyle Savings: explore a huge range of discounts to help you save money across hundreds of the UK’s favourite high-street and online retailers. Plus, lots more…

Contact and Apply  

If you would like to learn more about our role, please contact for an informal conversation.  

To apply please click the Apply on website link below.

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