Public Protection

Private Sector Housing Officer

East of England

£40 - £ 45  

Per hour


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Andy Chan

Consultant | Environmental Health

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3 months contract extendable | ASAP start | high-rise & fire safety

An Essex-based local authority is currently looking for a Housing Enforcement Officer to join their Regulatory Service Team to help address potential risks of external fire spread in high-rise dwellings in their borough.

What is expected from you:

  • Drafting, serving, and monitoring notices.
  • Collaborate with the Government's Joint Inspection Team (JIT) and building owners to ensure the provision of accurate and relevant information.
  • Work autonomously with minimal supervision and provide regular progress reports.
  • Should enforcement action become necessary, you will act as the council's principal witness.
  • Enhanced DBS (required)

Experience and skills

  • Proven experience in assessing dwellings and conducting technical-level engagement.
  • Knowledge of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) and its application in fire safety assessments.
  • Proficiency in drafting and serving complex notices, along with analysing responses.
  • Previous experience in assessing fire safety and risk, particularly in tower blocks and high-rise buildings (highly advantageous).
  • Prior experience in the fire brigade or as a fire marshal (considered).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organisational and time management abilities.

What is it in for you:

  • 3 months contract (potential to extend)

If you're interested in this position and meet the qualifications, please get in touch by email at with your latest CV.

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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