We Are St Helens Borough Council
Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.
Making A Difference as A Senior Environmental Health Officer (Housing)
1 x Fixed term (3 years) – SEHO – Housing Standards functions
1 x Fixed term (until 31 March 2025) – SEHO – Supported Housing Improvement Programme (SHIP) Project
An exciting opportunity has arisen for suitably motivated and qualified Environmental Health Officers to join our busy Housing Standards Team.
The posts will require the successful applicants to work with existing data sources, vulnerable tenants and a range of agencies in order to ensure compliance with housing standards and HMO licence requirements.
The ideal applicants will have a thorough knowledge of housing standards legislation and building construction. This will include an excellent understanding of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System and its application with previous practical experience of housing enforcement. The successful candidates will enable housing and community improvements through proactive work with landlords, tenants and other stakeholders, and will progress cases to enforcement action as necessary. Other key skills required for the post include a high standard of computer literacy, as well as the ability to prioritise, plan and manage complex projects to a satisfactory conclusion.
The post holders will be able to work remotely or from an agile work hub and will undertake site visits and inspections of properties across the borough.
Both posts will suit qualified EHOs looking to extend their housing knowledge and experience.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
For an informal discussion about the posts please contact Pamela Coppock, Principal Environmental Health Officer on 07545083669.
Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.
Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality.
St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.