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Environmental Health Officer/Environmental Health Practitioner (7 posts)
The London Borough of Newham’s Private Sector Housing Service is at the forefront of the regulation of the private rented sector through its pioneering borough wide property licensing schemes. Our schemes have protected Tenants and Landlords by creating a genuine and tangible deterrent for Criminal Landlords.
We are looking build upon this good work and are looking for creative, enthusiastic and professional individuals to continue to improve our scheme. From the outset of employment there will be flexible working arrangements and training opportunities.
We wish to recruit talented people from not only London but across the Country. Newham offers a Relocation Package of up to £7000*, to provide assistance to newly appointed staff who are required to move home as a result of their appointment. *Subject to eligibility criteria.
Newham is located only 5 miles (8 km) east of the City of London and north of the River Thames. Our Office is only 13mins from the M11 and 20mins from the M25.
Public Transport in Newham is served by the London Underground and Overground, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Buses and National Rail, which includes the new cross-London rail service (Elizabeth Line) that will stop close to our offices.
The Environmental Health Officer/Practitioner role is within the private sector housing group. It requires carrying out multi-agency inspections of unlicensed properties and licence condition checks or inspecting properties in disrepair.
You will be responsible for carrying out the high standard regulatory work of the Private Rented Sector in Newham that will protect tenants and make the private rented sector a fairer place to operate.
You can expect a mix of casework and project work, supporting tenants, as well as working proactively to address common problems.
You may be required to work early mornings, late evenings and/or weekends on a regular basis.
You must be willing to innovate, consult and devise solutions to problems you encounter.
You will possess excellent knowledge of private sector housing and property licensing within the local government framework. Including, the enforcement and regulatory functions within the Housing Act, Public Health, other landlord and tenant law.
You will be able to manage your own workload and progress cases to conclusion to ensure performance targets of the service are met. You will need to demonstrate experience of having taken enforcement action.
You will need to have excellent communication skills to work within a team and with external partners. You should have experience of developing effective and successful working relationships.
You will need to have the aptitude and experience of using technology to input and access information using various IT systems.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Amanda Amafor/Linda Brown on 0203 373 8028 or 0203 373 0503. Due to high demand of applications, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.