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Environmental Health Officer

Employer
City of Westminster
Location
London
Salary
£40,005 - £51,099
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

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Sector
Housing
Function
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Westminster City Council

Environmental Health Officer

Reference: WCC613601

Salary range: £40,005 - £51,099 per annum
Work location: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 6QP
Hours per week: This job is available part-time, as a job-share, or full-time. This is because we want the best people for our roles and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. 
Contract type: Temporary up to 24 months
Closing date: 7 July 2024
Contact details for Informal discussion: Matthew Willetts, Team Manager, via email: MWILLETTS@WESTMINSTER.GOV.UK

Apply link: Apply - Westminster City Council (environmentalhealthjobswestminster.co.uk)

About Us:

THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE POWER OF EMPOWERMENT

Environmental Health at Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories, where passionate and expert professionals go above and beyond for their communities every day. 

Natasha started her career in the NHS. She came to Westminster to do more for vulnerable people. When a family in her community reached out to her after their heating was cut off, Natasha took their situation seriously. Living in terrible conditions, and reaching desperation, they had nowhere else to turn. Natasha stepped in, holding the landlord to account and getting them to improve conditions for the family. These are the moments that make her the proudest. Now, she uses her expertise and experience to empower others. 

The Role:

As an Environmental Health Officer, you can make your own powerful contribution to people and businesses across Westminster. 

This is a city of stories and, in this role, you’ll prioritise our communities. Working to proactively identify areas of risk to the public, responding to community concern, and prioritising the most vulnerable in our society, you’ll deliver front-line, customer facing support to the widest range of Westminster residents and businesses. 

We have a variety of roles on offer across several different teams, part-time, as a job-share, or full-time. This is because we want the best people for our roles and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. 

Our Private Sector Housing team regulates unsafe housing in the private rented sector, with specialist teams looking at fire safety in high rise buildings, a S257 HMO enforcement team, a property licencing team, an HMO Enforcement Team and a Reactive service ensuring properties are well manged, responding to complaints, and issuing and enforcing HMO licenses. 

Wherever you join us, you’ll play a part in ensuring millions of people have access to a clean, safe and quiet place to call home. You’ll carry out routine or unannounced visits and inspections to ensure people and businesses are complying with legislation, prioritising the health and wellbeing of our communities, and taking action to improve conditions through engagement, education and enforcement.

You’ll act a source of expert advice and guidance, ensuring that public health and reducing inequalities is at the heart of everything you do. You’ll help others develop their knowledge and expertise, communicating effectively across the council, and with the people your work touches. 

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

A natural communicator passionate about giving residents and businesses the tools they need to thrive, you’ll enjoy getting stuck in and being out and about in the community. 

No two days are the same, so you’ll need to be both well-organised and highly adaptable, ready to get the job done without too much supervision. 

You’ll have a strong customer focus and be keen to inform and educate people about how to meet environmental regulations. When legal interventions are necessary, you’ll need the ability to gather evidence and build a case. We’ll build on your good interpersonal skills to ensure you know how to foster trust and de-escalate conflict.

You’re likely to have relevant experience or qualifications in Environmental Health.  Whether you are graduating in 2024, looking for a new challenge in your career or returning to the profession we have a place for you.   

More than anything you’ll be a person passionate about improving outcomes for Westminster residents and businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a varied and dynamic profession, and to supercharge your career in the process. 

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to more than 200,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster. Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.   

At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit https://www.westminster.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-strategy-policies-and-reports/equality-duties  

As a forward-thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our staff benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.  

The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible. 

Closing date: 7 July 2024

Contact details for Informal discussion: Matthew Willetts, Team Manager, via email: MWILLETTS@WESTMINSTER.GOV.UK

 

 

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