The Council’s Private Sector Housing Team is looking for an experienced Environmental Health Officer to join us who is self-motivated, innovative, adaptable and flexible in their approach and is keen to develop their skillsets. The role is demanding and will require you to take personal responsibility for a wide and varied caseload and perform with a high level of professionalism.
Working closely with other services within the Council and external partners you will help deliver an effective joined up Regulatory service by dealing with private rented sector enforcement issues and carrying out investigations
Our Regulatory Services has a strong record of taking proactive enforcement and using their full range of skills in an effective and innovative way to secure improvements for residents in privately rented properties throughout the City. The main duties for this post includes the ability to effectively carry out property inspections of residential properties and unlawful dwellings in accordance with the Housing Health & Safety Rating System, (HHSRS) and to take appropriate action in each case to bring about a satisfactory conclusion.
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food
Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015.
With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.
We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
Job Title Environmental Health Officer (Req No. 001557)
Service Area / Directorate Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services
Salary and Grade G7: £33,810 to £35,910 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
Contract Fixed Term up to twelve months
Hours 37 per week (including flexibility in working occasional
evenings as required)
Location Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.
Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
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For an informal discussion about the post please contact Mike Browning on 01865 252540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any vacancies.
Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.