Environmental Health Officer - Housing Enforcement

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/11/2023 22:59
£38,223 - £42,403 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Environmental Health / Trading Standards / Licensing
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Post Number:
Number of posts:
1 post
Closing date:
26 Nov
Further Information
Public Protection & Neighbourhoods Team

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated Environmental Health Officer with the necessary training and experience to work in our Public Protection & Neighbourhoods Team.

This is an exciting time to join the team as we deliver new Additional and Selective licensing schemes which have been introduced over the last 3 years. We are constantly working to support residents of the city, ensuring everyone has a safe and well-maintained home.

What you will be doing:
• Supporting landlords and tenants of licensable properties.
• The investigation of complaints relating to
- property disrepair,
- noise and anti-social behaviour
- public health nuisances
• Taking informal and formal enforcement action including prosecutions, civil penalties, work in default and management orders
• Using intelligence to target landlord and letting agents of concern
• The regulation of private rented properties subject to HMO and Selective Licensing.

What is in it for you?
• A competitive basic Salary
• Attractive Local Government Pension Scheme
• Flexible hours through the Council Flexi Scheme
• The opportunity to buy extra leave
• Cycle2work scheme
• Access to a salary sacrifice home electronics and car lease scheme.
• Opportunities for additional hours and overtime
• Preferential access to job opportunities internally prior to them being advertised externally
• Full support package including access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
• Opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career. Our purpose is to support you and help you to achieve your best

What we are looking for
• A Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health with full registration with the CIEH Environmental Health Registration Board is essential
• A good understanding of the regulatory framework, guidance, and good practice in relation to the Housing Act and the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
• A knowledge of current and emerging private sector housing related legislation and the technical aspects of enforcement.
• An ability to work alone or as part of a team
• An ability to dealing effectively with members of the public including tenants, landlords and managing agents
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required with proven ability to deliver services.
• An ability to organise and manage your workload to meet team objectives.

We will provide you with a laptop and other essential equipment to support working in an agile way. There will be a requirement to work from the Civic Centre some days per week to meet colleagues and work in a collaborative environment.

For an informal discussion please contact Gwen Smith, Team Manager, Public Protection and Neighbourhoods, 0191 2771456, gwen.smith@newcastle.gov.uk

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and attach a copy of your CV.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.