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Environmental Health Officer and Grad EHO – Private Sector Housing with benefits
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SP/19/116632
  • Published: Wed 11/12/2019, 10:25 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/01/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours
  • Salary: £36,630 - £42,490 (EHRB registered) *plus £2,000 golden hello, travel allowance and annual 7% retention payment. Salary: £33,122 - £38,423 (not EHRB registered) *plus £2,000 golden hello.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG, Camden

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Environmental Health Officer and Grad EHO – Private Sector Housing with benefits

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly organised and enthusiastic Environment Health Officer or a newly qualified graduate working towards their full registration with the EHRB to join our multi-disciplinary team. The key aspect of this role is action to improve conditions in the private housing sector, ensuring the quality of your actions, maintaining consistency and seeking guidance and support when needed. Sitting in the Private Sector Housing Team, your role will incorporate the work of housing enforcement, whether it be the investigation of service requests or programmed work like HMO licensing. During this activity you will be in a position to promote the use of grants and landlord accreditation as an alternative or complementary approach, all with the aim of improving the private housing sector in the borough, with particular emphasis on the private rented sector. This will be coupled with utilising systems and databases and ensuring management information is correctly input and updated.

Initially the role will focus on the inspection of licensable HMOs and the granting of licences in our additional HMO team.

About you

To be considered for this post you be either a qualified Environmental Health Officer with a certificate of registration issued by the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) OR a newly qualified graduate who holds a BSc or MSc in Environmental Health (or equivalent qualification) who is working toward their EHRB.

Please note if you are not registered with the regulatory body you will start on a lower grade and accompanying salary until you’re fully registered with EHRB (or equivalent) and support and training towards EHRB will be provided by the Council.

The ideal candidate will have a detailed knowledge /understanding of the Housing Act 2004, and other legislation that can be used to control poor housing conditions and the general legislative framework relevant to the team and its application to casework. You will also be trained on HHSRS and have a good understanding of house construction and components including an up to date understanding of improvement trends and capabilities including those around energy efficiency.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

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Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.

Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard

Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard.  The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 5th January 2020

Interviews to be held: w/c 13 Jan 2020

Please quote reference: 190000UM


How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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