020 8732 5450

(BF6993) Environmental Health Officer (Housing and Environmental Protection)

Buckingham Futures
September 10, 2019
Essex, United Kingdom
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Our client in Essex is recruiting for Environmental Health Officer (Housing and Environmental Protection) to start asap providing advice within public health, nuisance, pollution control, and private sector housing enforcement.


  • To deliver a professional response to service requests, routine inspections and investigation of complaints, keeping appropriate records and taking appropriate enforcement action.
  • Investigate complaints of poor housing conditions and undertake inspections of private sector housing to assess potential hazards under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
  • To undertake the inspection of HMOs in relation to the Council’s licensing function management regulations and to assess conditions in relation to the HHSRS.
  • Provide technical expertise on major and minor planning applications and all licensing matters.
  • Carrying out routine inspections including industrial installations, caravan sites, houses in multiple occupations and private water supplies.
  • Give advice to Planners on planning applications where there are environmental health implications that can either be controlled by planning conditions or would justify refusal.
  • Attend and give evidence at Committees and planning appeals where necessary.
  • Liaise with Licensing on applications submitted under the Licensing Act 2003 and attend Licensing, Appeals and Committee meetings.
  • Attend tribunals and court hearings as required by the functions of the post.


Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health (EHORB registered).
  • At least 2 years post qualification experience of working within a local government Environmental Health Team or similar.
  • Experience of undertaking property inspections and investigation of complaints of housing conditions and taking subsequent enforcement action.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of the regulatory framework guidance and good practice in relation to the Housing Acts Housing Health and Safety Rating System HMO legislation and associated enforcement legislation.
  • Proven experience within Noise and Contaminated Land and ideally have experience in responding to Major Planning Applications and Private Water Supplies.
  • Good knowledge of dealing with Contaminated Land, Acoustics and Private Water Supplies.


To register your interest call us on 02087325450 or email info@buckinghamfutures.com

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