Operations and Regulatory Services

Newcastle upon Tyne

Environmental Health Officer (5 posts)



Full time

£34,373 - £38,553 per annum (Pay award pending)

Environmental Health Officer - Housing Enforcement

Public Protection & Neighbourhoods Team

We are seeking to appoint several enthusiastic, self-motivated Environmental Health Officers with the necessary training and experience to work in our Public Protection & Neighbourhoods Team.

This is an exciting time to join the team as we deliver new Additional and Selective licensing schemes which have been introduced over the last 2 years. We are constantly working to support residents of the city, ensuring everyone has a safe and well-maintained home.

What you will be doing:

• Supporting landlords and tenants of licensable properties.

• The investigation of complaints relating to

o property disrepair,

o noise and anti-social behaviour

o public health nuisances

• Taking informal and formal enforcement action including prosecutions, civil penalties, work in default and management orders

• Using intelligence to target landlord and letting agents of concern

• The regulation of private rented properties subject to HMO and Selective Licensing.

What is in it for you?

• A competitive basic Salary

• Attractive Local Government Pension Scheme

• Flexible hours through the Council Flexi Scheme

• The opportunity to buy extra leave

• Cycle2work scheme

• Access to a salary sacrifice home electronics and car lease scheme scheme.

• Opportunities for additional hours and overtime

• Preferential access to job opportunities internally prior to them being advertised externally

• Full support package including access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme

• Opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career. Our purpose is to support you and help you to achieve your best

What we are looking for

• A Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health with full registration with the CIEH Environmental Health Registration Board is essential

• A good understanding of the regulatory framework, guidance, and good practice in relation to the Housing Act and the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

• A knowledge of current and emerging private sector housing related legislation and the technical aspects of enforcement.

• An ability to work alone or as part of a team

• An ability to dealing effectively with members of the public including tenants, landlords and managing agents

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required with proven ability to deliver services.

• An ability to organise and manage your workload to meet team objectives.

You will be based at home and provided with a laptop and other essential equipment. There will be opportunities to work from the civic and to meet colleagues on a regular basis.

For an informal discussion please contact Gwen Smith, Team Manager, Public Protection and Neighbourhoods, 0191 2771456, gwen.smith@newcastle.gov.uk

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.


Closing date:

3 July 2022

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