Principal Environmental Health Officer

Location
City of Westminster, London (Greater)
Salary
up to £85,000 per annum
Posted
04 Jan 2019
Closes
21 Jan 2019
Seniority
Head of services
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Government organisation

This is a one year secondment opportunity or fixed term contract.  

The Local Government Association (LGA) is looking to recruit a dynamic and experienced environmental health manager to work in the Joint Inspection Team (JIT). 

This new national team is being established by the LGA and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, with the help of the National Fire Chiefs Council, to support local authorities and give them confidence to pursue enforcement action against building owners of residential high-rise buildings with unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding. 

You will assist and advise local authorities in using the Housing Act 2004 to assess the hazard risk of unsafe cladding in high-rise residential buildings and take enforcement action against building owners who are slow to remediate HHSRS assessments and enforcement. 

You will lead a team of three Environmental Health Officers within the multi-disciplinary JIT, and support the JIT Team Leader. You will have a strong record of using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System to take enforcement action; the confidence and drive to shape and lead a team of environmental health officers in potentially difficult situations; and to be able to deputise on occasion for the JIT Team Leader. Experience of dealing with ACM cladding will be an advantage. 

For more information about the role, please feel free to contact Brian Castle - Brian.Castle@local.gov.uk, Team leader for JIT.

For further information and to apply, please click on the "Apply"  button at the end of the page. 

The deadline for applications is 5pm, 21 January.

Interviews will be held in London on 29 January. 

As a Disability Confident Leader the LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.