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Housing Enforcement Officer Apprentice / Trainee

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/280026
  • Published: Wed 08/05/2024, 10:41 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary range: £24,616.80 p.a. inc. London weighting
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent
Get ahead with an Environmental Health Practitioner degree at Brent Council 

Brent Council is committed to the continued expansion and development of all apprenticeship programmes for our residents. Our apprenticeship schemes at Brent are just one of the ways we grow our own talent within the borough. We work hard to represent our community and are looking for likeminded people to join us. Working in Wembley Park, alongside our neighbours Wembley stadium, Wembley arena, Box Park and LDO, makes Brent an exciting location to work.

There is no age limit on an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship can be used for people starting out on their work life journey at the age of 16 or those changing a career for a different working life.  

Brent Benefits
•   At Brent we will be pay you a LLW salary, whilst you train and attend university. 
•   Fully funded apprenticeship training programme (tuition fees are fully funded) 
•   27 days annual leave plus 8 days bank holidays 
•   Generous Brent Pension scheme
•   Employee support programme, staff discounts and other benefits 
The Post

Promoting a safe and healthy environment for the public and businesses, through education and enforcement.

You will support Private Housing Services in regulating Private rented sector to improve property conditions as well as the management of privately rented properties.  You will also develop practical skills of an Environmental health Practitioner by supporting other experienced officers in in other areas, including Food safety, health and Safety and Environmental health protection. 

You will be involved in a wide variety of work, which will keep your days varied and interesting whilst building your knowledge and experience.  

The Person

We are looking for someone who is ambitious, keen to learn, interested in the subject area and with the commitment to see it through. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and organised, demonstrate good communication skills, with excellent time management skills. Have a flexible and positive approach to work alongside an interest in developing a career in Town planning within the Planning team.

You will also need to show your interest in local government and the delivery of public services.

Qualifications required:
•   GCSE Maths & English Grade C or level 4 and above.
•   At least one A level in a science or technology subject drawn from Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Nutrition, Food Science or similar.
•   Relevant or prior experiential learning may also be considered as an alternative.
•   Good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is desirable.

Please do not apply if you do not have the qualifications listed as your application will not be considered.

Prospective apprentices will be required to pass the training provider selection and or application process prior to a job offer.

The apprenticeship
Below is a link to the Apprenticeship Standard that you will be working towards.


Simultaneously undertaking a comprehensive study programme towards your apprenticeship.  You will gain valuable knowledge and skills which will be an asset to the council and your career. Our apprenticeship scheme offers significant assistance with training and provides the opportunity to improve skills for future career opportunities. 

The training for this role will be delivered by Middlesex University.

Closing date: 2 June 2024 (23:59)
Assessment & Interview Date: June 2024
Start date: September 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, we advise that you apply as soon as possible. 
Additional Information 
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time

If you are interested in applying for this job, please start by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. As part of your application, please include a CV and cover letter stating why you are interested in this role, without this information your application will not be progressed.

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

The information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas and your data protection rights, can be found here.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including “non-visible” disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk 

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  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/24/280026
  • Published: Wed 08/05/2024, 10:41 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/06/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary range: £24,616.80 p.a. inc. London weighting
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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