Senior Environmental Health Officer

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£40.869 - £43.860
20 Apr 2021
17 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Our HMO Enforcement Team is seeking to recruit to a Senior EHO on a permanent basis.

We would like to hear from exceptional candidates with broad experience of Private Sector Licensing Schemes, enforcement, and with a can-do attitude.

Targeted outcomes for our schemes include Partnership working and interventions through Integrated Enforcement. You will also assist with producing training and advice materials for landlords and tenants through new improved webpages.

This post reports to the HMO Enforcement Team Manager and you will be required to lead and support a number of permanent and contract environmental health and technical staff to deliver our Licensing Scheme.  You will be required to work flexible hours, including early morning or late evening joint inspections of domestic premises, be competent in licensing procedures and enforcement, including prosecutions and the service of civil penalty notices.

You will be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of Housing Act and related legislation and be qualified in HHSRS, have strong written and verbal communication skills and a client-centered, methodical approach to investigation procedures, including cross partnership working. You will be able to carry out monitoring and inspections and will have an awareness of personal safety precautions. 

Applicants must possess a valid driving license and be able to provide daily use of a vehicle suitable for Council business. 

The Closing date for the post is 17th May 2021.

For an informal discussion about this post, contact Ella Smallcombe at

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Internal to External: This opportunity has recently been advertised as an opportunity for current RBG employees (internal only advertising). Applications received during the internal advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position via an application to this job advertisement during the internal advertising period, any further application will not be shortlisted.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

DBS: This role requires a Basic DBS.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

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