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Environmental Health Officer (Property Licensing)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the team we are recruiting to

Coventry is expanding with a growing population, a buoyant and increasing private rented sector. A key strategic priority for the Council is to therefore keep residents safe and tackle poor housing conditions.

The Council currently implements the Mandatory HMO licensing scheme and has introduced a citywide Additional (HMO) Licensing scheme to deal with issues caused by the poor management of privately rented HMO properties.

These schemes offer an opportunity to work in a busy high-profile environment dealing with the inspection and enforcement HMOs and HMO licensing.

If you are motivated, professional in your approach and have adept organisational skills then Coventry could be the place for you!

What is the job role?

Do you want to make a difference? Do you hold a qualification in Environmental Health?

We are looking for Environmental Health Officers who want to help make a difference to licensable properties in the City. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team undertaking Property Licensing in the private rented sector.

Coventry has been awarded the UK City of Culture for 2021. With a rapidly expanding population, a buoyant and growing private rented sector; a key strategic priority for the Council is to keep residents safe and tackle poor housing conditions.

Who are we looking for?

This role offers an opportunity to work in a busy high-profile environment and specifically we would like our Environmental Health Officers to have experience in dealing with the inspection and enforcement of HMOs and HMO licensing.

As an Environmental Health Officer, you will understand the key requirements of the Housing Act 2004 and procedures for licensing and enforcing standards in HMOs. Attention to detail is key so having the ability to record and provide information with accuracy is a distinct advantage.

The successful applicant will possess excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise their work. You must be committed to a high standard of service delivery and have excellent communication skills.

To apply for this role you must possess a Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health (or equivalent). When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, please include the following examples in your application:

- An example of how you have supported a customer to understand their choices and make appropriate decisions.

- In a fast paced work environment, we all need to work flexibly. What does this mean to you?

- Tell us how you have worked successfully in partnership with others and identify the skills you used to help achieve a successful outcome.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here


Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

Coventry City Council

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