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Environmental Health Officer

  • Location:

    Hackney

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £23.62 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JR89_1601413027

  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-10-29

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Environmental Health Officer

Akton Resourcing has a vacancy for an Environmental Health Officer in East London

MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The post-holder will have responsibility and accountability for the following:

Housing conditions

? Undertake the investigation of service requests and programmed inspections under the provisions of the Housing Act 2004, Environmental Protection Act 1990 and other relevant legislation.
? Carry out inspections, with a high level of competency, of a wide variety of homes in the Private Rented Sector.
? Assess housing conditions under Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004 (Housing Health and Safety Rating System) and take the most appropriate course of action in each case to achieve compliance.
? Draft schedules of works, notices and orders for enforcement under the provisions of Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004 and other relevant legislation in accordance with the Council's scheme of delegation.

Property Licensing

? Raise awareness and provide advice and guidance on compliance with the Council's property licensing schemes and statutory obligations under Parts 1 to 4 of the Housing Act 2004 and other relevant legislation in accordance with the Council's scheme of delegation.
? Be fully conversant with the powers, duties and obligations conferred by the relevant legislation.
? Investigate the licensing status of premises.
? Process applications for property licences, including inspection of housing conditions and assessment of management standards. Draft all appropriate documentation and make recommendations for approval or refusal of licenses.

Enforcement

? Correspond with landlords and managing agents to achieve compliance with all relevant legislation.
? Undertake enforcement action in respect of private sector housing using powers under all relevant legislation as delegated under the Council's scheme of delegation.
? Prepare justifications for, and issue, Simple Cautions where appropriate.
? Issue Financial Penalty Notices in accordance with the Council's adopted statement of principles and defend appeals relating thereto.


SERVICE DELIVERY:

? Keep abreast of appropriate legal and technical developments in the field of housing.
? Demonstrate a 'can do' approach to getting things done, ensuring a prompt and efficient delivery of service.
? Demonstrate a positive attitude to team working within Private Sector Housing and with all stakeholders.
? Provide consistently high quality customer care and value for money in service delivery.