Environmental Health Officer Residential and Environment
About us

Mole Valley lies at the heart of Surrey. The towns of Dorking and Leatherhead are the District’s main centres.

Our purpose built open-plan offices have recently been refurbished. We are located opposite the Sports Centre which offers a swimming pool, sports hall, gym, aerobics studio and café and Dorking Halls, which provides a range of facilities including a café, cinema, theatre and concerts.

About the role

An exciting opportunity for two Environmental Health Practitioners to join our forward thinking Shared Environmental Health Partnership at Mole Valley and Tandridge District Councils. You could be based in the market town of Dorking or Oxted, at the foot of the North Downs, as a valued member of a friendly and professional team.

The role in the Residential and Environment Team offers a wide range of challenges, and opportunities to make a difference, often working in a rural setting. Focussing on improving housing standards, HHSRS inspections, HMO licensing, caravan site licensing and supporting the delivery of Disabled Facilities Grants. You will also develop and hone your skills in dealing with statutory nuisances, environmental permitting, planning consultations and air quality.

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the success of our shared service, whilst developing your own knowledge.

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and practical individual with excellent customer service and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of housing legislation, competent in HHSRS inspection and assessment and HMO licensing. Also some experience in environmental protection. You’ll need a good, common sense approach and practical problem solving and analytical skills and a good working knowledge of current legislation. You will manage your own caseload of private sector housing work and environmental protection issues.

Applicants must have a relevant degree or diploma in Environmental Health, be able to demonstrate current experience and knowledge of housing standards and other legislation relevant to the post.  You will have excellent customer care skills, an adaptable approach and the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and organisations.

You will be working in a beautiful part of the country, amongst the Surrey Hills. Benefits also include flexible working, casual user car allowance, generous leave entitlement and the opportunity for further training and personal development. We also pay your CIEH membership fees.

For you

We want you to be the best you can be. Therefore, we promise to support you with our annual Performance and Development Review and identify training and career development opportunities.

We offer

• 22 days holiday a year plus a further allocated day at Christmas rising to 28 days after 5 years’

• Scheme to purchase additional annual leave and eligibility for potential additional days through the flexi-time scheme providing the ability to take additional days off when the business allows

• Substantial employers contribution into the local government pension scheme

• Free parking

• Remote and flexible working.  Laptops will be provided for all employees enabling remote working by arrangement with the manager based on the needs of the service.

• Wellbeing package including:

o Cycle scheme

o Free eye tests

o Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

o Yearly flu jab

o Discounts at local shops & businesses, films and shows at Dorking Halls and at the café

o Ability to participate in targeted activities during regular ‘Wellbeing Weeks’

• Located opposite Dorking Sports Centre which offers a 6 lane 25m swimming pool, sports hall, gym, aerobics studio and café

Further info

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Nicky Thomas, Residential and Environment Team Leader on 01306 879124 or email nicky.thomas@molevalley.gov.uk 

Alternatively you can contact HR at jobs@molevalley.gov.uk

Closing date for applicants:  5 February 2019

Interview dates:  19 and 20 February 2019


EHO (Residential and Environment) JD and PS 2019

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Position: Environmental Health Officer Residential and Environment

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Working Hours
37 hours
Basic salary
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Date posted
January 9, 2019
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