Public Protection

Environmental Health Officer - Private Sector Housing

East of England

£38 - £45  

Per hour


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Andy Chan

Consultant | Environmental Health

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High rise & HMOs | Oct start | 3 months contract | Hybrid

One of our Essex-based local authority clients is looking for a Private Sector Housing Officer / EHO to join their tight-knitted Housing Standard team to help them tackle their HMO backlog and assist them with Highrise inspections

Position: Private Sector Housing Officer / Environmental Health Officer
Contract Duration: 3 months (with potential for extension)
Working Arrangement: Hybrid (remote and on-site)
Employment Type: Full-time / Part-time (22 hours per week)


  • Conduct inspections and assessments of private sector housing properties to ensure compliance with health, safety, and housing standards.
  • Provide advice and guidance to landlords, tenants, and property owners regarding housing regulations and requirements.
  • Investigate and address complaints related to housing conditions and take appropriate enforcement action when necessary.
  • Carry out risk assessments and implement measures to mitigate potential hazards in residential properties.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders, including local authorities and other agencies, to ensure effective housing management and enforcement.


  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a similar role within a local authority.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of HHSRS and the Housing Act 2004.
  • Experience with Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is essential.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a varied workload efficiently.
  • Experience with Highrise inspections is essential

Start Date: July 2023
Rates: £38 - £45 per hour (umbrella)

If this role interests you, please get apply or email me at

We would like to attract talent from all corners of the Environmental Health world for this role. Our commitment is to an equitable recruitment process so feel free to apply in any way that suits you, via WhatsApp, video message, CV, the more creative the better.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Consultant | Environmental Health

Andy Chan

Since starting in Oyster’s Environmental Health team in 2022, Andy has been working tirelessly to establish himself in the market and start growing his network of candidates and build relationships.
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