Principal Environmental Health Officer (Private Sector Housing)

Salary:£44697-£48462 / Grade 14

Service Unit:Environmental Health and Licensing

Closing Date:12/07/2018

Post Number:0386

Full Time - 37 hours per week  (with some evening and weekend work)


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Exeter City Council is striving to have a strong reputation for its pro-active work in regulating the private rented sector and in particular with respect to its large number of licensable Houses in Multiple Occupation. We have ambitious plans for reducing the number of empty homes in the City through an integrated approach with our partners. We are looking for an aspiring and ambitious leader who will bring innovation through partnerships and by utilising regulatory powers to their maximum effect to help improve the thriving private rented sector in Exeter.  The post holder will also act as deputy to the Environmental Health and Licensing Manager

In this role you will manage a busy team dealing with a wide range of enforcement work and take the lead on developing policies and processes in accordance with national legislation. You will do this whilst achieving excellence in customer service. Following an external review we have identified a number of improvements and opportunities that need to be met, with enforcement playing a key part and your leadership will be essential in implementing an ambitious development plan ensuring improvements are delivered and benefits realised.

With a track record in enforcement and proven managerial skills, you’ll be politically astute and able to drive transformational change. Your achievements are down to your proactive, solution-seeking approach. You’re adept at working with staff and partners to make improvements happen.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent standard of general education with extensive knowledge of current laws, regulations, case law, guidance, policies, procedures, and developments in Environmental Health. You will have recent management and supervisory experience and experience of enforcement and administration and related legal practices and procedures.

Travel to work sites, premises and area offices throughout the city will be required. There will also be some requirement to attend evening meetings and out of hours work can be expected.

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Last updated 14 June 2018