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Environmental Health Officer

  • Job reference: jt0036
  • Location: Merton, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Housing Professionals
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Job description: An exciting opportunity at a London based Housing Association as they are looking to recruit an Environmental Health Officer, to support the Environmental Health Housing service primarily in the delivery of HMO licensing and the resolution of complaints of disrepair in private sector dwellings. The role will involve site visits in the borough, and the candidate should have a valid driving licence and their own car.

The Role
This varied role as an Environmental Health Officer involve you:-
*To lead on case work and the processing of highly complex and correspondence, ensuring it is effectively and efficiently carried out to identifiable deadlines in a manner that is successful in meeting the Council's targets and objectives
*Take a pro-active approach to problem solving, and work within the policies and procedures laid down by the Council to address the diverse nature of the job
*Respond to service requests, projects and complete programmed inspections concerning environmental health following service policy and procedures to achieve an appropriate outcome.
*Investigation of service requests, including programmed inspections and use of appropriate enforcement action in line with the Council's community strategy
*Prepare appropriate specifications, reports, notices, schedules and other related documentation
*Responsibility for developing and delivering special projects, policy, research, areas of expertise and/or functional activities within the team
*Ensure appropriate and timely responses to all correspondence, complaints and enquiries from the service users, stakeholders and senior officers
*Represent the Team/Department/Council at meetings with other departments, outside bodies, national or London wide bodies, the public and Councillors in matters related to the function
*Contribute to performance measurement and reporting of national and corporate agenda/objectives concerning public health, the environment, housing and consumer protection.
The Candidate
To be considered for this role a thorough understanding & adherence of the Council's Health & Safety Policy & guidance is imperative. You will know how to handle a wide range of situations and be prepared to receive advice and training to enhance your skills. The officer should be experienced in the execution of HHSRS assessments, preparing schedules of remedial works and the issuing of notices where required. The candidate must be professionally qualified and have good IT skills.
The Contract
This is a 6-week contract starting on the 11th February running till 5th May, 36 hours per week, working Monday to Friday.

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-£250 referral bonus if you refer a successful candidate and they complete a probationary period

How to Apply
-If you wish to apply for the role, please send over a copy of your CV to Jason Thomas at Service Care Solutions (Jason. thomas @ service care. org .uk) or feel free to call Jason on 01772 208 966.