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Environmental Health Officer (0387)

Salary:£35411-£37261 / Grade I

Service Unit:Environmental Health and Community Safety

Closing Date:12/06/2023

Post Number:0387

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full time - 37 hours per week

Location: Civic Centre


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About you

You will have completed an accredited Environmental Health degree or Masters programme and will be a Chartered member of the CIEH, or EHRB registered.

You will be able to travel to work sites and premises across the city. You will have excellent organisational, communication and mediation skills working with a diverse range of stakeholders focusing on delivering the aims of the role and working to organisational priorities.

You should be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge and understanding of the Housing Act 2004 and other legislation which can be used to control housing conditions. Ideally you will have experience in a local authority housing enforcement environment, but we welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate the key transferable skills, experiences and behavioural attributes set out in the job profile to deliver the requirements of the role


About the role

This post offers an exciting opportunity to join a small, busy team undertaking a wide-range of investigations across the private sector housing and wider neighbourhoods remit. You will be responsible for working in a flexible and adaptable way with a ‘can-do’ attitude investigating housing and public health complaints, inspecting and licensing houses in multiple occupation, ensuring compliance with mobile home site licence conditions and supporting our colleagues in the Neighbourhoods team with assessment and regulation of statutory nuisance and delivery disabled facilities grants and other financial assistance.

You will play a leading role in providing an effective and innovative HMO licensing service and housing standards enforcement function. In addition, you will work with colleagues in other teams as part of the wider residential remit in the service, undertaking regulatory activities such as nuisance and other public health functions.

Exeter has a large student population and over 1400 licenced HMOs. Much of our housing stock is pre1919 with many in the private rented sector. This role is key to ensuring that the City’s tenants and neighbourhoods are protected. The role covers the full range of housing and neighbourhood enforcement work, including investigations, HMO inspections, statutory nuisance and waste issues.

This post involves flexible working, however there is a requirement to regularly work in the office and attend team meetings. There will also be some planned out of hours work on occasion


About the team

You will be joining a small, friendly and supportive team who are committed to providing a good service to landlords, tenants and other stakeholders across the city.


What next?

If we sound like the right fit for you and you feel like the right fit for us we would welcome your application. Please click on the Apply button at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively if you would like to find out more about the post, the team or working with us at the Council please contact Scott Carpenter, Principal Environmental Health Officer, by calling 01392 265228 or via email at


We reserve the right to close any vacancy before the closing date if enough applications are received.


Our commitment

At Exeter City Council we are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

To support this commitment we will strive to implement reasonable adjustments to support any members of our communities who face barriers in recruitment processes, irrespective of the reason.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

If you would like further information on this please contact our HR Team at



Exeter City Council is a Mindful Employer



When this content has been updated

Last updated 19 May 2023