Environmental Health officer
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
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About the team we are recruiting to
Coventry has a rapidly expanding population, a buoyant and growing private rented sector; a key strategic priority for Coventry City Council is to keep residents safe and tackle poor housing conditions.
The Council has recently undertaken a review of its Housing Enforcement team and as a result is recruiting an Environmental Health Officer for the Property Licensing team. The team sits within the wider Property Licencing & Housing Enforcement Team with this post dedicated to dealing with all aspects of housing enforcement and licensing relating to houses in multiple occupation.
The department is forward thinking and ambitious, prepared to enforce current and new legislation to raise standards within properties and ensure the residents of Coventry live in safe healthy homes. We were the 1st council in the country to issue a financial penalty under the new MEES Regulations and have recently attended the First Tier Tribunal in an application for a banning order against a rogue landlord.
We are based in the brand new One Friargate office building, within the City Centre and we’re embracing flexible working practices. Apart form your inspections, we expect you to spend just 1 day per month in the office with your all colleagues on our “office day”.
If you are motivated to make a difference and professional in your approach, 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 an Environmental Health Officer who wants to help make a difference to HMO dwellings in the city. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team undertaking the whole range of enforcement activities within the private rented sector.
We are equally keen to hear from graduates who have recently graduated an environmental health degree, including those graduating in Winter 2022 if completing the Masters. No prior experience is needed as full training will be provided.
Who are we looking for?
This role offers an opportunity to work in a busy high-profile environment and ideally, we would like our Environmental Health Officers to have experience in dealing with the inspection and enforcement of legislation relating to housing disrepair.
As an Environmental Health Officer or graduate, you will understand the key requirements of the Housing Act 2004 and procedures for 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.
When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, when writing your personal statement please include examples of how you satisfy each of the points (as many as possible) in the Person Specification.
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date(s): Week commencing 1 August 2022
*Previously unsuccessful applicants in the last 12 months need not apply*
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 it was the UK City of Culture 2021. We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons as you can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city. 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
- Opportunity for Salary Match and 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
- Lifestyle savings
- Salary Sacrifice Schemes; Car Scheme, Cycle to work and more
- Interest free travel loans
- Payroll giving scheme
- Workplace parking scheme
- Maternity, paternity and adoption Leave
- And much more
Coventry City Council