Environmental Health Officer/Technical Officer
Fixed Term Contract x 12 months
Our HMO Licensing Team is seeking to recruit additional Environmental Health Officers on a fixed term basis to support our work in enforcing against Rogue Landlords and delivering our outputs for a major project integrating communities.
We will positively consider applicants who are working towards EHO status and will consider alternative patterns of working where this aligns with service needs.
These posts report to the HMO Licensing Team Manager and are required to deliver our HMO Licensing and Enforcement Scheme. You will be required to work flexible hours, including early morning or late evening joint inspections of hard to access domestic premises (HMOs), become competent in licensing procedures and enforcement, including prosecutions and the service of civil penalty notices.
You will ideally hold or be working towards a BSc or Master’s degree in Environmental Health and be working towards achieving Chartered status (EHORB). You will be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of Housing Act and related legislation and/or be qualified in HHSRS, have strong written and verbal communication skills and a client-centered, methodical approach to investigation procedures, including cross partnership working. You will be able to carry out monitoring and inspections and will have an awareness of personal safety precautions. Apprenticeships may also be considered.
Your experience will include effectively dealing with angry or aggressive people, along with those who are anxious or upset.
You must be able to use stair access inside and outside of the office.
Applicants must possess a valid driving license and be able to provide daily use of a vehicle suitable for Council business. Essential car user allowance and car loan are available.
For an informal discussion about this post contact Kath Stent 020 8921 8612 or San Nyunt on 020 8921 3275.
Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.
This role requires a Standard DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)
All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated
Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.