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Vacancy Description


Environmental Health Technical Officer

Service Area/School

Place - Housing and Strategic Planning

About Us

Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites

About the Role

We are looking for skilled officers who are competent, enthusiastic and highly motivated to fill the below posts within our Environmental Health Teams.
• Two Senior Environmental Health (EH) Technical Officer/Environmental Health Officer within the Property Licensing and Private Sector Housing Standards Team (000590)
• One Environmental Health (EH) Technical Officer within the Property Licensing and Private Sector Housing Standards Team (000581)

Property Licensing and Private Sector Housing Standards Roles

We now have an opportunity for an individual to join the Property Licensing and Private Sector... Housing Standards Team.

The main work will involve investigating and inspecting of private sector housing, this will include houses in multiple occupation. This may involve taking enforcement action and, preparing cases for enforcement action and instigating legal proceedings. The work may also involve identifying unlicensed houses in multiple occupation (HMO). The council will shortly be consulting on a new selective licensing scheme.

You will also provide technical evidence in court proceedings, tribunals and Public Inquiries.

You will need to have a relevant degree or an equivalent level of experience in Property Licensing and Housing. Knowledge of major legislative, social and economic issues is key. Experience of communicating to a variety of audiences in an array of methods such as; writing complex correspondence, delivering presentations and handling complaints is also required.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Michael Cooper, Acting Services Lead for Regulatory Services on 0203 045 4322 or [email protected]

Environmental Protection Role

Your duties will include investigation and response to complaints in relation to allegations of statutory nuisance, assess and approve s.61 applications, permitting and responding licensing consultations.

You must have working knowledge and understanding of the nuisance provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, knowledge of Licensing legislation and have excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jon Fox, Environmental Health (Public Protection) Manager on 0203 0455650 or [email protected]

All Roles

The ability to travel around the Borough is essential.

Please refer to the Job Description attached for more information.

We will offer you in return a package that includes a competitive salary, an excellent pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays. For more information on the benefits package on offer please refer to the Candidate Information document attached.

We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.

Candidate Profile

You will hold a degree or a diploma in Environmental Health or a related subject or have significant experience in environmental health food and safety regulation and be able to meet the competencies for authorised Lead Food Officers in accordance with the Food Law Code of Practice.

For the full list of essential and desirable criteria for this role then please refer to the Person Specification within the Job Description attached.

How To Apply

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Anticipated Interview Date: to be confirmed

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Additional Information

As a disability confident employer Bexley welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on [email protected]

This role may be available as a development opportunity through secondment for the Council’s existing employees. The Council’s Secondment Scheme can be found here. If this option is of interest, please contact the recruiting manager.



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£36,284.47 - £40,789.80 per annum inclusive of Market Premium


7.5% Market Premium

Vacancy Location


South East, London, Bexley Civic Offices
London UK


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