Senior Environmental Health Officer

Posted 10 July 2024
Salary £39.76 PAYE or £50 umbrella
Job type Temporary
Discipline Local Government Recruitment
Contact NameNathan Purton

Job description

Our client, based in Warwick, is currently recruiting for a part-time Senior Environmental Health Officer on a 2-3 month temporary contract.

The position is due to start immediately on a full-time basis. The hourly rate is £39.76 PAYE or £50 umbrella for this position.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in a related sector, chartered status (CIEH) and HHSRS certification. They will also have access to their own vehicle.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Run a responsive housing complaints service and ensure that enquiries from tenants and partners are correctly logged, distributed and progressed within timescales laid down in the service standards

  • Ensure the statutory obligations of the Council in dealing with housing complaints, Houses in Multiple Occupation and empty homes are acted upon using intelligence led targeted enforcement, including HMO licences and conditions, statutory notices and enforcement

  • Proactively monitoring landlords and working with Planning colleagues to resolve issues

  • Lead discussions with Legal Services to take appropriate cases to Court and Tribunals

  • Take a lead role in enforcement and effectively manage a personal case load of the most serious and complex housing related complaints affecting the health, safety and well-being of tenants in the private rented sector

  • Assess, monitor, prioritise and review cases to ensure that the most effective means are employed to implement solutions and resolve cases

  • Lead, manage and support the team including one to one’s, appraisals, team meetings and quality control checks

Experience required:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ post qualification experience in Private Sector Housing

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of delivering customer focussed, quality services

  • Experience of staff management or supervision

  • Experience of representing local authorities in courts and tribunals, including undergoing cross examination

  • Experience of liaising with elected members

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • An excellent, detailed and up to date working knowledge of the legislation, statutory guidance, Circulars, and technical literature relevant to the service

  • Ability to understand and interpret complex legislation and court judgments

  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the broad Housing Agenda and its impact on society

  • Ability to inspect residential properties and dwellings and make judgements as to the most appropriate course of action

  • Ability to prepare specifications of work and statutory notices, basic property plans and interpret drawings

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Hybrid working

  • Flexible working days

Working hours:

  • 22.50 hours per week

  • Work pattern days are negotiable

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

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