Environmental Health Professional Trainee (Housing and Property) Caernarfon 2024

DEADLINE 25th April 2024
Caernarfon
£29,269 - £31,364

Cynllun Yfory is a unique opportunity for anyone with a degree or a qualification which is equivalent or higher to develop a career at Gwynedd Council.   

The scheme is an unique opportunity for a professional trainee to understand more about working in local government by getting various practical experiences from all levels of the organisation, to develop essential skills in the communication and engagement area, to develop their networks across the Council and beyond while at the same time gaining a Msc in Environmental Health. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a commitment to developing strong interpersonal and technical skills in this specialist area. The successful candidate will gain experience in a number of specialist areas within the communication and engagement field, with a view to developing to become one of the future managers and leaders in this important discipline.  

If you’ve ever thought that you would like to work for Gwynedd Council and be a part of a special workforce, then Cynllun Yfory is perfect for you.  

The role

  • Ensure that the people of Gwynedd are at the heart of everything we do.
  • The post holder is responsible for fulfilling the Council's statutory duties in terms of enforcing housing standards in the private housing sector.
  • Responsibility for functions . e.g. staff, budgets, equipment

Main duties

The Council is part of the Welsh Government's Pilot Scheme to establish article 4 in response to the housing crisis and the number of second homes and holiday accommodation in the area. The Housing and Property Department is also key to the success of the Housing Action Plan. The successful individual will work as part of an experienced team of progressive work that would offer a unique experience of value.

  • Conduct visits to vacant properties and provide reports and work lists to owners and the grants section.
  • Carrying out visits to vacant properties when receiving complaints and taking enforcement action where necessary including serving legal notices and following legal processes and procedures which include prosecution and attending the Courts.
  • Carrying out visits, providing reports and carrying out enforcement work on "single occupancy" property owners as well as Multi Occupancy Houses. This will include serving legal notices and following legal processes and arrangements which include suing and attending the Courts
  • Conduct visits on behalf of Health Officers of properties suffering from statutory nuisance. This work will be under the supervision of the Environmental Health Officers. This will include serving legal notices and following legal processes and arrangements which include suing and attending the Courts.
  • Carrying out house visits in relation to immigrant applications and the rehousing scheme for Ukraine and Afghanistan/Syria refugees and providing reports to the owners/applicants and letters to the Home Office.
  • Take on duties that are delegated by the Environmental Health Officers where the need is across Gwynedd.
  • Duty to work outside statutory working hours where necessary e.g. prepare and serve statutory notices the same day or late in the afternoon. 
  • As a member of staff at Gwynedd Council, you have the following responsibilities:
  • Responsibility for self development
  • Ensure compliance with Health and Safety rules in the workplace in accordance with the responsibilities set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Council's Health and Safety Policy.
  • Act within the Council's policies in relation to equal opportunities and equality.
  • Responsibility for managing information in accordance with the Council's information management standards and guidelines. Ensure that personal information is handled in compliance with Data Protection legislation
  • A commitment to reduce the Council's carbon emissions in accordance with the Carbon Management Plan and encourage others to take positive action towards reducing the Council's carbon footprint.
  • Undertake any other equivalent and reasonable duty that matches the salary level and level of responsibility of the position.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duty which corresponds to the salary level and responsibility level of the job.
  • Responsibility to report a concern or suspicion that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused
  • Special Circumstances . e.g. the need to work unsociable hours, special working arrangements etc.
  • The post holder may have to attend meetings, sub-committees and working groups, some of them outside normal working hours.
  • The successful candidate will sometimes be expected to work unsociable hours as required.
  • He/she is expected to work unsupervised and work independently as required
  • The post holder must have a driving licence, and must have a car available to work.

About you

We are seeking individuals who have the appropriate attitude and behaviours, and can demonstrate their desire and motivation to work for local government.

 

  • Work effectively with people
  • Communicate with confidence
  • Plan and organize effectively
  • Achieve results that make a difference
  • Analyse and resolve problems
  • Be adaptable
  • Immerse themselves fully in local government and working for the Council
  • Show the potential to be a leader and to be a specialist
  • Driving Licence

Essential qualifications 

  • Have or are likely to earn a class grade of 2:2 or higher.
  • Your degree should be in a subject relevant to the field Environmental Health, Pure Applied Science (or a combination). You are eligible to apply even if you graduated years ago.
  • Have GCSEs Grade C or above in Maths, Welsh, English and Science
DEADLINE 25th April 2024