Student Environmental Health Practitioner (Housing) x 2 posts, Ref CH01922

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Walsall, West Midlands
The Council is committed to paying the Living Wage which is currently £9.90 per hour.
11 May 2022
31 May 2022
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Student Environmental Health Practitioner (Housing) x 2 posts, Ref CH01922

Salary: This post qualifies for the Living Wage. The Council is committed to paying the Living Wage which is currently £9.90 per hour. This arrangement will be reviewed annually.

Hours: 37 hours per week

Term: Two fixed positions for up to 24 months

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two highly motivated, talented and enthusiastic students to join our friendly Housing Standards & Improvement Team.

The post holders will have the opportunity to undertake a wide range of learning and practical experience. This is intended to assist the successful applicants in meeting the housing (and possibly all of the) elements of either the Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP) or the Chartered Practitioners Programme (CPP) routes. 

About the team

The team deals with all aspects of Private Sector Housing, including, minimum standards in rented accommodation, Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO), Energy Efficiency and Empty Homes, Disabled Facilities Grants as well as public health matters. However, this role will focus mainly on inspecting, licensing and enforcing standards in HMOs within and outside of an Additional Licensing area.

Is the Student Environmental Health Practitioner (Housing) role for you?

These posts are only open to those individuals currently in but preferably, those

  • who have completed their second year of a BSc (Hons) Environmental Health degree or
  • MSc course accredited with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).

What will the role involve?

The work will be varied and will involve joint visits with officers and others to help improve the lives of our residents through helping them tackle issues including (but not limited to);

  • Housing disrepair;
  • HMO (mandatory & additional) licensing
  • Compliance with Electrical Safety Regulations and Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning;
  • Supporting the work of home energy efficiency team.

For the successful candidate, Walsall Council will offer the following

  • Pay the fees for their professional qualification with the CIEH - subject to conditions.
  • You will be part of a forward thinking and supportive team
  • Smart working – you will work in ways that gets the best outcomes 
  • Generous Annual Leave Entitlement (24 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays
  • Flexi time – being able to accrue up to 3 additional flexi days in a 13 week period
  • An attractive Local Government Pension Scheme

This post is based primarily on working (and travelling to visits) from home, although there will be opportunities to work from the office, particularly where this links with the preparation of enforcement notices.

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Appollo Fonka on

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 31 May 2022

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This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

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