Technical Officer

Cambridge, Gloucester
£29,055 - £33,136 per annum
05 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority


Do you want to be part of a fast-paced and dynamic team working within the vibrant City of Cambridge?

Working in an iconic, vibrant diverse and expanding University City such as Cambridge with a high percentage of private rented sector accommodation you will be joining an organisation where Environmental Health is an important and highly regarded Service.  Here at Cambridge City we work as one council to achieve our vision where people matter, where Cambridge is a good place to live, learn and work and where we care for the planet.

There are many benefits of working at Cambridge City Council these include flexible working, a healthy learning and development programme and a health and wellbeing programme for all staff.

We have two opportunities for 1x permanent and 1x temporary Technical Officers (TO’s) to join the Residential Team undertaking a range of duties from basic investigations / inspections to the most complex cases in relation to the assigned work around private sector housing including environmental protection relating to private dwellings in accordance with legislation and service policy. This will include the removal of hazards arising from- repair, amenity, overcrowding, fire safety, and energy related matters as well as dealing with harassment and the threat of illegal eviction.

Perhaps you are considering a side-ways move to specialise in a really interesting and important area of work including assisting to meet the challenge regarding delivery of the implementation of extension of mandatory licensing relating to houses in multiple occupation (HMO’s) – could this be your next step?

Duties will involve the inspection of premises, the investigation of complaints and the licensing of houses and flats in multiple occupation.  In this job role you will actively contribute to the public Health agenda.

As a Technical Officer you will join us with at least a relevant basic technical qualification such as the ABBE Certificate in diagnosing defects and ordering repairs or equivalent in surveying, building inspection or another related field and in terms of a desirable technical qualification we are looking for a certificate of competency under HHSRS.  We will welcome applications from newly qualified Environmental Health Officers

These are public facing roles and you will have the ability to communicate well at all levels and will be able to present facts and negotiate in a balanced manner.

Closing date for applications: Noon, 17 October 2018

Interview Date: 29 October 2018

For any further information / a discussion about these roles, please contact Claire Adelizzi on 01223 458050 or  

To apply for either of these positions, click the Apply button on this page to be transferred to the online application process. 

Alternatively, for an application pack, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01223 458198 or email

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