Jun 24, 2022

Housing / Public Health Enforcement Officer

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  • Croydon, London

Job Description

Housing / Public Health Enforcement Officer Public Sector - Local Authority Hybrid working - home, office and site Full time - 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday Temporary role - 3 months (possible extension) £25 per hour PAYE / £31.22 per hour Umbrella Paid annual leave entitlement (PAYE route only) IT equipment provided ASAP startThe top three requirements for this role are: Ability to visit and inspect properties in relation to hazards and crowding standards. Ability to work under pressure, to meet with the public and to work to a high standard. Ability to manage ones time and update following visits on IT systems.Role Purpose To carry out inspections of dwellings in relation to housing conditions and public health issues and to take informal and/or statutory enforcement action as appropriate. To provide advice to property owners and occupants, builders, internal colleagues and external agencies on housing and public health issues Key Accountabilities and Result Areas: To investigate service demands relating to poor housing conditions, statutory nuisance, pest control, drainage and filthy premises in the private sector and take appropriate action as necessary to resolve the complaint This will involve: Carrying out inspections and investigations Deciding on appropriate action i.e. formal or informal action. Serving informal and statutory notices, instigating default action, , writing and sending letters and memos Taking samples for scientific analysis to assist with investigations as necessary. Updating computer system. Appointing and supervising drainage contractors to carryout works by default arising from enforcement. Recover costs of enforcement.To act as case officer in applying for warrants to enter premises by force if necessary. To act under the guidance of an environmental health officer or team manager in the preparation of prosecution cases This will involve: Collecting evidence for legal action following all requirements of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act. To process the evidence & make personal applications in the Magistrates & County Courts for warrants to enter premises. To liaise with the police and external contractors in the execution of warrants to enter premises by force if necessary. Liaising with Council solicitors or barristers in prosecution cases. Preparing witness statements and court papers for prosecution cases. Presenting evidence in Courts or the Residential Property Tribunal and to give evidence as witness for the Council. To maintain and update case files on computer systemPublic Health: To carry out inspections & surveys of drainage systems, produce accurate drawings and specifications for remedial work to take necessary action, including service of legal notices and works in default where necessary. This will involve: Visiting site to investigate defective drainage & blockages - above & below ground. To enter drainage systems & work in confined spaces as necessary. Interpreting results of surveys of underground drains using sophisticated close circuit television equipment. To trace drainage systems using electronic devices. Ability to identify defects & causes of blockages. To produce accurate sketch drawings of drainage systems. To prepare & sign legal notices to deal with defects to private drains & sewers. To prepare accurate and detailed schedules of work for remedying defective drainage systems. Supervise contractors undertaking drainage works. Check contractors billing & decide on apportionment for recovery of costs to recipients of statutory notices.Public Health: To deal with the demolition of buildings. This will involve: Visiting site prior to demolition. Trace drainage systems & make records,including plans. Serve statutory notices under the Building Act to ensue services eg drainage, water etc are property sealed. To ensure that any adjoining property is protected, from adverse effects of demolition. To monitor & serve statutory notices under the Environmental Protection Act to control dust & noise nuisance arising from demolition work. Housing: To carry out site inspections relating to the identification of hazards identified under the Housing Health and Safety rating System (HHSRS), or statutory nuisances or public health issues in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO's) and single family dwellings, and to take informal or statutory enforcement action as required. This will involve: Carrying out site and property inspections, keeping comprehensive inspection notes, measuring and recording as necessary and prepare sketch plans as required. Deciding on the appropriate course of action - informal or statutory - and preparing relevant notices for service, ensuring proper procedures for enforcement action are followed. To programme the re-inspection of premises to ensure compliance of notices. Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer. By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Adecco. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explains how we will use your information - please copy and paste the following link in to your browser

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