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Principal Environmental Health Officer - Property Licensing

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 responds to complaints in the Private Rented Sector and implements the Mandatory and Additional HMO licensing schemes to deal with issues caused by the poor management of privately rented HMO properties. These services and schemes offer an opportunity to work in a busy high-profile environment dealing with the inspection and enforcement all private rented homes, 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?

We are looking for Principal Environmental Health Officers to join our Property Licensing team. You will be working under the general direction of the Property Licensing and Housing Enforcement Team Manager.

You will be responsible for the day to day management of the Property Licensing Team, providing leadership, motivation and supervision to the team; and will deputise where necessary for the Housing Enforcement and Property Licensing Team Manager.

The full list of duties and responsibilities are will on the Job description attached.

Who are we looking for?

We want you to have extensive, substantial knowledge and understanding of Environmental Health Legislation. You will also have knowledge of customer care and the principles of equal opportunities in providing an environmental health function.

As you will be leading a team of Environmental Health Officers you will need to demonstrate that you have supervisory/ management skills to manage, motivate and develop a team to achieve business goals. You will have experience in working in a political environment and a relevant environmental health environment.

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 information in your application:

  • Provide an example of when you have had to set stretching goals and challenge current performance levels
  • Describe a situation when you have supported and enabled customers to understand their choices and make appropriate decisions even when this may be difficult to do so.
  • Provide an example of a situation or a project where you have worked strategically across services to provide an integrated and efficient service to customers.

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

Interview date(s): 11/11/2020 + 13/11/2020

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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