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Organisation: Cambridge City Council   Hours: 37
Salary: £33,799 - £38,813   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: Mandela House   Reference: 17734

Closing date:

29 April 2019 at midday
Are you ready to join our enthusiastic team and be part of a busy service undertaking reactive and proactive work within the iconic City of Cambridge?

Cambridge is a vibrant, diverse and expanding University City with a high percentage of private rented sector accommodation. You will join an organisation where Environmental Health is a significant 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 currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Technical Officer to join the Residential Team, although we will welcome applications from fully qualified Environmental Health Officers with experience in this field.
Undertaking a range of duties you will be responsible for basic investigations and inspections along with managing complaints.
You will handle complex cases around private sector housing including environmental protection relating to private dwellings in accordance with legislation and service policy. In this job role you will actively contribute to the Public Health Agenda.

In addition to this, you will be responsible for 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.

As a Senior Technical Officer you will join us with at least a relevant 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.

As an Environmental Health Officer, you will join us with a relevant Environmental Health degree (or equivalent) and Certificate of Registration of the Environmental Health Registration Board with experience in this field.
This is a public facing role so the ideal candidate will have a tactful and assertive manner along with the ability to communicate well at all levels, presenting facts and negotiating in a balanced style. With excellent organisation and time management skills you will be able to work effectively independently or as part of a team.

Perhaps you are now considering a move to specialise in a really interesting and important area of work…could this be your next step?

Interview Dates: 14th, 15th or 16th May 2019

Further information about the roles and working for the Council is detailed here or, additionally, by contacting Claire Adelizzi, Residential Team Manager on 01223 458050 or E-mail:

For further information, including the Job Description and Person Specification, please click on the Information Pack below. To apply for the position, click on the "Apply Online" link below and follow the on screen instructions.

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