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Technical Officer/Environmental Health Practitioner
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 8362
  • Published: Tue 11/06/2019, 17:05 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/07/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,123 - £36,138 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Bedfordshire

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Technical Officer/Environmental Health Practitioner

Team: Private Sector Housing
Salary: £33,123 - £36,138 per annum pro rata
Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Location: Priory House, Chicksands
Closing Date: 14th July 2019
Interview Date: 2nd August 2019

More about the role:

At Central Bedfordshire Council, we do all we can to ensure that people have safe and healthy homes. We want to make Central Bedfordshire a great place to work and live – and that means tackling Rogue Landlords, poor living conditions and improving the quality of resident’s lives. As a Technical Officer within the housing service you will be supporting the continuous improvement of the private rented sector across Central Bedfordshire, you will work within an enforcement, housing and licensing environment. Find your greatness by working in a team that focuses on great outcomes for residents.

The role is both varied and interesting and combines the full range of private sector housing functions, including the licensing of caravan & park home sites, enforcement of housing standards, HMO licensing and delivering a range of housing grants and loan assistance. The team is ambitious and looking to tackle Rogue Landlords to protect and improve the well-being of all residents. In this position the successful candidate will have a broad caseload and will represent the service in a multidisciplinary team with the lead of licensing of caravan and park home sites.

To meet the requirements of this exciting role you will need have expertise in enforcement of private sector housing legislation, this should include experience in collating evidence in support of legal proceedings. The successful candidate would ideally have experience of licensing of residential caravan sites, however training will be provided.

You will be self-motivated but also able to work effectively as part of a team to bring about desired outcomes. We pride ourselves in providing an excellent customer service and will therefore expect you to be able to contribute to this with strong interpersonal skills.

You will either hold a degree or equivalent in an Environmental Health or related subject, or possess in-depth experience in this area of work, and be able to show continued professional development.

You will be provided with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills further through appropriate training and will also play a role in the development of other colleagues within the team.  

Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community. 

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Jonathan Arnold at or on 0300 300 6758

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at or on 0300 300 8000

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Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.

How to Apply

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