Environmental Health Officer - Private Rented Housing
Permanent (4 positions)
Grade 5 - £38,296 - £46,549
Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review
Working 36.5 hours per week
Birmingham is very much on a journey of improvement and we are looking to enhance our Enforcement Team within the Private Rented Service. The Enforcement Team deals with disrepair issues and statutory nuisance. We always give landlords the opportunity to resolve any disrepair issues. However, we always take enforcement action when required. Good quality housing for all is a priority for residents. This fits into the council’s vision of being a great, clean, and green city to live. The Private Rented Service (PRS) regulates the private rented housing sector through property licensing, working with tenants and landlords to prevent harassment and illegal evictions and takes action to bring empty properties back into use.
We have vacancies for 4 Environmental Health Officers to work in our talented PRS Enforcement team responding to complaints about disrepair from tenants in privately rented homes.
We are looking for a highly motivated qualified and experienced housing EHO's who want to continue to progress our work to improve standards across housing. Some of the skills and abilities required include:
- Diploma or Degree in Environmental Health recognised by the CIEH;
- Practical experience in the enforcement of Environmental Health legislation including general housing, public health and houses in multiple occupation;
- Experience in developing partnership working with customers/clients and other agencies;
- Experience of issuing civil penalties and taking prosecutions to court;
- Demonstrate excellent communication skills (oral and written) at all levels including colleagues, outside agencies, other customers/clients and an ability to set priorities and manage the progress of work and competing demands within tightly defined legal timescales.
For any informal enquires please contact Lesley Williams, Senior Service Manager - Private Rented Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews for this post will be in person. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information
You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. Please do not attach CVs as we do not accept them.
Closing date 28th November 2023 at 23.59
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken
Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.
Job Description and Person Specification: Copy of PH0138BV Environmental Health Officer Gr5 JDPS.docx
All of our vacancies are advertised internally for the first 5 days for Birmingham City Council employees that are under a S188 (Priority Movers and Lateral Movers) before the consideration of any other Birmingham City Council employees or external candidates.