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Environmental Health Technical Officer

  • Job reference: 20576
  • Location: Basildon, Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Housing Professionals
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Job description: Environmental Health Technical Officer, Basildon
A local authority in Essex are recruiting for a Technical Officer to support the work of the private sector housing team, particularly in terms of licensing of HMO's and inspections of HMO's (licensable and non-licensable).

The Role
The focus of this role is to enforce all legislation administered by Environmental Health Services and to perform other related duties as required in order to promote public health and safety, maintain and improve housing standards and protect the environment. This will include the following responsibilities:
*To ensure that the provisions of relevant Acts, Regulations, byelaws, codes of practice, etc. relating to a number of specified Environmental Health areas are enforced within agreed authority levels and that enforcement action is carried out in accordance with Council policies, Service procedures and relevant public enforcement statements.
*To ensure the achievement of allocated service plan objectives/targets in adherence to national and local protocols.
*To respond to enquiries and investigate complaints and incidents in accordance with standard methods, with a view to achieving resolution through the use of suitable formal and informal remedies, including provision of informal advice and mediation, service of statutory notices, legal proceedings, use of warrants, etc.
*To carry out site visits, surveys, inspections, interventions as appropriate.
*To provide advice to local businesses, commerce, consumers and residents on complying with relevant legislation and technical matters.
*To prepare statutory notices in accordance with delegated powers having regard to national protocols and relevant public enforcement documents and arrange appropriate service of such notices.
*To compile reports, statements, schedules, etc for consideration of prosecutions, simple cautions in accordance with established procedures, in some cases leading to the presentation of evidence in court or other hearings.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role, it is essential you have the following skills and experience:
*Active involvement in the environmental health/protection field for at least 2 years
*Working knowledge of relevant legislation, and associated codes of practice/guidance associated with the role

The Contract
This is a full time role on an initial 2 Month contract with a strong chance of being extended.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV to Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions via lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk - you can also call Lee on 01772 208 966 to discuss the role in more detail.