environmental Health Officer

Job Details

Wigan council are looking for an environmental health officer to Investigate complaints which fall within the responsibilities of the directorate and initiate any appropriate action including the service of Statutory Notices under the appropriate legislation.


  • Ensure service requests are responded to in a timely, appropriate manner, and investigate any breaches of housing and environmental related regulations.
  • Investigation of Environmental Health and Housing complaints which fall within the responsibilities of the section, general housing compliance, notice of entry for gas servicing, compliance of EPCs and take any action required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with other colleagues, businesses, residents, and partners.
  • Inspect properties using Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).
  • Inspect and process applications in connection with grants, loans, licensing, registration, or consent undertaken by the directorate in accordance with relevant legislation, Government guidance and Council Policy.
  • Investigate any infestation or insanitary conditions and initiate the appropriate action including service of Statutory Notices or legal proceedings.
  • Prepare legal proceedings and give evidence in court, at public enquiry, Tribunal etc.
  • Provide professional advice and assistance to other Directorates, professions, trades, and the public as necessary.
  • Attend court in support of enforcement action as required.
  • Work with statutory organisations, authorities, interested parties and other groups, as required to fulfil the functions of the team.
  • Provide professional advice and interpretation of existing and new subject papers and legislation. Keep up to date with technical and legal knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the duties of the post.
  • Maintain records and registers relevant to the sections work.
  • Co-operate and consult with internal and external colleagues to secure and provide mutual support for joint initiatives that contribute to supporting and improving housing Standards.
  • Ensure you operate within GDPR guidelines by regularly reviewing data held and destroying information in line with retention schedules

Payrate: £27.00 umbrella