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Current vacancies


Environmental Health Practitioner – Environmental Protection

Salary: Grade H – (£35,958 to £39,121)  
Job reference: H23/12
Hours per week: 37 
Location: Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire)
Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 27th February 2023
Interview date: Week Commencing / 6th March 2023

The Job
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Environmental Health team for a ‘Environmental Health Practitioner (Environmental Protection)’. The successful applicant will be a part of a team of 7, supporting the Environmental Health and Licensing Manager. 
You will get involved in diverse range of case work, supporting the Environmental Health team to deliver core Environmental Protection services. This includes working closely with colleagues on a wide range of responsibilities.  You will get involved in services including noise and Statutory Nuisance investigations, public health investigations, Environmental Permitting, Local Air Quality Management, animal welfare licensing, pest control advice, planning and licensing consultations. 
You will be able to make a positive contribution to the Council’s core values by being helpful, approachable, responsive, and taking ownership of challenges and problems.

The Applicant
The key responsibilities for the role of ‘Environmental Health Practitioner (Environmental Protection)’ are as follows:

  • Conducting Statutory Nuisance investigations, and undertaking enforcement actions where necessary 
  • Carrying out inspections and visits in line with good practice and internal policies 
  • Handling complex, priority, or sensitive cases (in line with experience)
  • Responding to consultations as a statutory consultee in relation to planning, licensing, and contaminated land. 
  • Responding to Public Health related service requests – including pest control advice, community burials, filthy and verminous premises  
  • Planning and organising your own workload within the general priorities set out for the service.
  • Current membership of the CIEH, or related professional bodies, is desirable
  • Previous experience of Environmental Protection and regulatory enforcement within Local Government is desirable.

Hart is committed to supporting and developing all their staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative, and enjoyable and they support their staff in maintaining a good work life balance. We have just adopted a new Agile Working Policy. 

Interviews are scheduled to be held on site at Hart District Council Offices

Please find attached Environmental Health Practitioner (Environmental Protection) Job Description

If you would like to know more please contact Neil Hince- neil.hince@hart.gov.uk

Please include a supporting statement (2 sides of A4) outlining why you are interested in the role and how your knowledge and experience makes you a great candidate.

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Environmental Health Practitioner (Food Hygiene and Commercial Premises)

Salary: Grade H – (£35,958 to £39,123)  
Job reference: H23/11
Hours per week: 37
Location: Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire)
Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 27th February 2023
Interview date: Week Commencing 13th March 2023

The Job
An opportunity has arisen in the Environmental Health team within Place Services for a Food Hygiene and Commercial Premises EHP. The successful applicant will be  part of a team of 7, supporting the Environmental Health and Licensing Manager.  
You will get involved in a diverse range of Environmental Health work supporting a small team with responsibility for: food hygiene inspections, health and safety interventions, Infectious disease controls, outbreak investigations, accident investigations and service enquiries. 
Make a positive contribution to the Council’s core values by being helpful, approachable, responsive and taking ownership of challenges and problems, while making customers feel warm, welcome, wanted and cared for

The Applicant
The key responsibilities for the role of Food Hygiene and Commercial Premises EHP are as follows:

  • Working with the Senior Environmental Health Practitioner to deliver a dynamic and effective service for enforcement of food safety, public health, and occupational health and safety within Hart
  • Carrying out inspections and revisits in line with Codes of Practice and internal policies. 
  • Responding to complaints and enquiries in relation to local businesses 
  • Experience of evaluating of food businesses which fall within the scope of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. 
  • Responding to infectious disease notifications and investigation of outbreaks; 
  • Investigating accidents reported under RIDDOR;
  • Participation in food sampling programmes 
  • Planning and organising own workload within the priorities set out for the Service. 
  • Promoting the HART values by being helpful, approachable, responsive and taking ownership of challenges and problems to ensure they are dealt with effect and authority. 
  • Previous experience of food hygiene and enforcement in local government

Hart is committed to supporting and developing all their staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative, and enjoyable and they support their staff in maintaining a good work life balance. We have just adopted a new Agile Working Policy. 

Interviews are scheduled to be held on site at Hart District Council Offices.

Please find attached Environmental Health Practitioner (Food Hygiene and Commercial Premises) Job Description

If you would like to know more please contact Neil Hince- neil.hince@hart.gov.uk

Please include a supporting statement (2 sides of A4) outlining why you are interested in the role and how your knowledge and experience makes you a great candidate.

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Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) Caseworker

Salary: Grade F £29,439 - £31,724 (pro-rata £17,504- £18,862)
Job reference: HR23/10
Part-time (22 hours per week)
Location: Fleet in Hart District- Hybrid working
Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 14th February 2023
Interview date: w/c 20th February 2023

Are you caring, organised, flexible and passionate about helping vulnerable residents to remain living safely and independently in their own homes?

As a Disabled Facilities Grant Caseworker your main role would be to provide all the support necessary to assist these vulnerable residents through grant process.

Key activities will include:

  • Processing initial referrals for DFG’s from Occupational Therapists
  • Helping applicants to submit applications by ensuring all required paperwork is in place
  • Sending approved plans and work schedules to contractors for tender purposes
  • Acting as a key contact between residents, occupational therapists, surveyors, grant officers, Housing Authorities, and contractors
  • Dealing with general grant enquiries including prevention grants and minor works grants
  • Providing additional advice on disability benefits and other support available to them locally.

You would be working as part of the Private Sector Housing Team which sits within the Community directorate alongside colleagues from Housing, Health & Wellbeing, Community Safety, Countryside and Parking.

Your knowledge, enthusiasm and hard work will be rewarded by working as part of a busy team in a hybrid way (working from our office in Fleet and at home) and in a pattern that suits your work life balance. Other benefits also include a great pension scheme, discounted leisure membership, access to our Cyclescheme, free eye tests, flexi-time and free parking at our offices.

The Hart district is a great place to work and live having regularly come in the Top 10 of the Halifax Quality of Life survey.

Please find attached Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) Caseworker Job Description

If you would like to know more please contact Dan Fullbrook, Private Sector Housing Manager, for an informal chat – dan.fullbrook@hart.gov.uk

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Community Partnerships and Projects Manager

Salary: Grade J (£44,117- £46,106)  
Job reference: HR23/09
Hours per week: 37 
Location: Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire)
Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday 22 February 2023 at noon
Interview date: Thursday 2 March 2023

Are you excited by the chance to work in local government, in a key management role that focusses on connecting our partners, stakeholders and residents in delivering our community engagement and health and well-being objectives?

The role sits within the Community service, and you would be working as part of the Community Services Management Team alongside colleagues from Housing, Community Safety, Countryside and Parking. We are a strong team that provides leadership for a third of the council. As part of this role, you will manage your own team of Health and Well-being Officers, Project Officers, and Refugee Project Workers.

Key activities will include:
•    Providing leadership across the service
•    Driving forward the Here for Hart programme, which is our partnership that delivers health and wellbeing projects across the whole of the district.
•    Working with funded partners to ensure key services are delivered, including Citizens Advice, Hart Voluntary Action, and other key partners.
•    Driving forward our Armed Forces Covenant activity to support those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces and their families.
•    Supporting the Homes for Ukraine programme in Hart 

The successful applicant will have a skill set that enables them to work in a fast-paced environment and to short term deadlines. Leadership and people management experience will be fundamental in supporting and developing the Community Partnerships and Projects Team. Networking and partnership development skills will be crucial in delivering the ‘Here for Hart’ objectives.

Your passion, enthusiasm and hard work will be rewarded by working in a dynamic team, in a hybrid way, working from our office in Fleet and at a home, in a pattern that suits your work life balance. Other benefits also include a great pension scheme, access to our Cyclescheme, free eye tests, flexitime and free parking at our offices.

Please find attached Community Partnerships and Projects Manager Job Description

If you would like to know more please contact Kirsty Jenkins, Executive Director  - Community, for an informal chat – Kirsty.jenkins@hart.gov.uk  

Please include a supporting statement (2 sides of A4) outlining why you are interested in the role and how your knowledge and experience makes you a great candidate.

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Senior Tree Officer

Salary: Grade I (£40,097 to £43,103)
Job reference: H23/06
Hours per week:37
Location:Fleet, Hampshire
Type:Permanent, Full Time 
Closing Date:10th February 2023
Interviews: w/b 20th February 2023 

The Job:

Looking for a new challenge?  A fantastic opportunity has come up in our Place Service for someone who has already gained relevant years of experience as a Tree Officer and would now like to broaden their horizon. Hart is a largely rural District in North-East Hampshire and is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK. The Council works hard to make a positive contribution to the lives of its residents by delivering continuous improvement and innovation in service delivery. We are an ambitious authority seeking new ways of delivering services for residents that represent value for money. 

We’re looking for a Senior Tree Officer to join us and provide expert tree advice to our busy and friendly Development Management Team. You’ll be joining us at an exciting time when various technical consultees are being brought into the DM team to improve the collaborative working. The successful applicant will assist the Council in meeting its corporate objectives and statutory obligations in relation to trees in relation to planning services. There will be ad-hoc support for the Countryside team or other Council departments as required.

As the specialist advisor on tree matters relating to the planning function, you will have the opportunity to engage with an interesting and varied workload. The Council has committed to becoming a carbon-neutral authority by 2035 (brought forward from 2040) and a carbon-neutral district by 2040. We know that tree retention, new trees and - when necessary - replacement planting has a vital part to play. Hart has set out a dedicated Climate Change action plan: https://www.hart.gov.uk/sites/default/files/3_Visiting_Hart/Countryside_...

The Council has over 30 Conservation Areas and almost 1,100 TPO trees. You can help us shape and protect the natural environment in our area for generations to enjoy.
In this role, you’ll make a positive contribution to the Council’s core values by being helpful, approachable, responsive and taking ownership of challenges and problems, whilst making customers feel welcome and cared for. You’ll be able to broaden your existing experience with the involvement of a variety of projects. We are committed to improving our customer service standards and we are seeking a team member who is positive and proactive and works well as part of a team. Successful candidates for interview will hold a nationally recognised arboricultural qualification at Level 6 together with relevant post-qualification experience in the arboriculture industry. 

Please find attached Senior Tree Officer Job Description

We’d love to hear from you and for an informal chat, please get in touch with our DM Manager, Stephanie Baker on stephanie.baker@hart.gov.uk or 01252 774136. 

Please include a supporting statement (2 sides of A4) outlining why you are interested in the role and how your knowledge and experience makes you a great candidate.

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Assistant Conservation Officer

Salary Grade G: £30,148 - £32,585
Job reference: H23/05    
Hours per week: 37
Location: Fleet, Hampshire
Type: Permanent, Full Time 
Closing Date: 10th February 2023
Interviews: 20th February 2023

The Job:

Looking for a new challenge?  A fantastic opportunity has come up in our Development Management Team for either a recent Conservation Graduate or someone who already has some experience in Conservation and Heritage and would like a new role. Hart District, in rural north east Hampshire, is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK. The Council works hard to make a positive contribution to the lives of its residents by delivering continuous improvement and innovation in service delivery.

We are looking for an Assistant Conservation Officer to join our busy and friendly Development Management Team. You will join us at an exciting time. We are undergoing service improvements following a Peer Review looking at turning a Good Service into a Great one. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills; be self-motivated and able to prioritise work under pressure.  As part of a small team you will have the opportunity to engage with an interesting and varied workload.  We have a number of significant housing and heritage developments coming up. You will make a positive contribution to the Council’s core values by being helpful, approachable, responsive and taking ownership of challenges and problems, whilst making customers feel welcome and cared for.

Hart is committed to supporting and developing all their staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable and they support their staff in maintaining a good work life balance. We have just adopted a new Agile Working Policy.

Please find attached Assistant Conservation Officer Job Description

We’d love to hear from you and for an informal chat, please get in touch with our DM Manager, Stephanie Baker on stephanie.baker@hart.gov.uk or 01252 774136. 

Please include a supporting statement (2 sides of A4) outlining why you are interested in the role and how your knowledge and experience makes you a great candidate.

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Assistant Enforcement Officer

Salary Grade E: £25,878 to £28,900
Job reference: H23/04     
Hours per week: 37
Location: Fleet, Hampshire
Type: Permanent, Full Time 
Closing Date: 10th February 2023
Interviews: 20th February 2023

The Job:

Looking for a new challenge?  A fantastic opportunity has come up in our enforcement team, sitting within our Development Management Team for either a recent planning graduate or someone who already has some experience in planning enforcement and would like a new role.Hart District, in rural north east Hampshire, is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK. The Council works hard to make a positive contribution to the lives of its residents by delivering continuous improvement and innovation in service delivery.

We are looking for an Assistant Enforcement Officer to join our busy and friendly Development Management Team. You will join us at an exciting time. We are undergoing service improvements following a Peer Review looking at turning a Good Service into a Great one.   You will have excellent communication and organisational skills; be self-motivated and able to prioritise work under pressure.  As part of a small team you will have the opportunity to engage with an interesting and varied workload. We have recently had two successful injunctions served in the High Court and the whole enforcement team have been involved giving everyone experience and opportunity to input. You will make a positive contribution to the Council’s core values by being helpful, approachable, responsive and taking ownership of challenges and problems, whilst making customers feel welcome and cared for.

Hart is committed to supporting and developing all their staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable and they support their staff in maintaining a good work life balance. We have just adopted a new Agile Working Policy.

Please find attached Assistant Enforcement Officer Job Description

We’d love to hear from you and for an informal chat, please get in touch with our DM Manager, Stephanie Baker on stephanie.baker@hart.gov.uk or 01252 774136. 

Please include a supporting statement (2 sides of A4) outlining why you are interested in the role and how your knowledge and experience makes you a great candidate.

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Team Leader (Development Management)

Salary: Grade L (£50,353 to £52,825)  
Job reference: H23/03
Hours per week: 37 
Location: Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire)
Type: Permanent 
Closing Date: 10th February 2023
Interview date: Interviews are scheduled to be held on site at Hart District Council Offices w/b 20th February 2023

The Job:

These are exciting times for Hart, particularly for the Development Management (DM) team. Our DM Manager came into post in 2021 and we are now growing the management capacity in our team. We have ambitious plans to improve our service delivery plus exciting major and heritage developments on the horizon. 

We are looking for three Team Leaders to manage development management including enforcement and heritage. The split of direct reports will vary between the teams. Planning is firmly at the heart of the Council’s vision to 2040 and we’re consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK. 

We're a small local authority with big ambition. We want to do things bigger, bolder, and better than we have before. Our Council is small enough for you to be able to see the direct impact and influence you can have through your day-to-day work and know the names of your colleagues. You will also notice that you get to see the faces of our Senior Leadership and Chief Executives on a regular basis. 

At Hart, we work together to shape the environment for the people in our district and we listen to suggestions and contributions from staff at all levels to improve the way we do this.   

We’re the place to grow your planning career, come and see for yourself how we empower and develop our staff. The work we have at Hart is diverse and challenging, you can develop your skills and work as part of a friendly and committed team. 

Please find attached Team Leader Job Description

We’d love to hear from you and for an informal chat, please get in touch with our DM Manager, Stephanie Baker on stephanie.baker@hart.gov.uk or 01252 774136. 

Please include a supporting statement (2 sides of A4) outlining why you are interested in the role and how your knowledge and experience makes you a great candidate.

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Community Projects Assistant

Salary: Grade E 
FTE £25,878- £28,900
Pro rata salary for 20 hours per week: £13,988 - £15,621
Job reference: 23/08
Hours per week: 20
Location: Based in Fleet with agile working
Type: Temporary Contract 18 months
Closing Date: 02/02/2023
Interview date: w/c 06/02/2023

The Job:

Have recent world events led you to consider making a career change or take on new exciting and rewarding challenges? Hart District Council are seeking a Community Projects Assistant in our busy Community Partnerships and Projects team.

This unique opportunity will have a primary focus on helping the Council to deliver support with the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme, and other initiatives working to support refugees from several countries. The successful applicant will support and enable the development of partnerships within the local community for refugees living in Hart, working alongside key partners including Hart Voluntary Action, Citizens Advice Hart and Job Centre Plus.

We are looking for someone who has experience of working with local community groups, and who can work as part of a team but also work on their own, using their own initiative. The successful applicant will have a skill set that enables them to work in a fast-paced environment, with short term deadlines to meet the requirements of the projects. 

Please find attached Community Projects Assistant Job Description

If you like an informal chat prior to applying, please contact Nikki Jenkins nicola.jenkins@hart.gov.uk or Guy Clayton guy.clayton@hart.gov.uk  to arrange a suitable time.

To apply, we are looking for a submission of no more than 2 pages setting out why you are interested in the role and what you can bring to it. Please send this along with your current CV by 5pm on 02/02/2023

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Recently closed vacancies 

Private Sector Housing Officer

Salary: Grade H £35,958 - £39,121
Job reference: 23/01
Hours per week: Full-time with part-time/job share options available
Location: Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire)
Type: Permanent 
Closing Date: 30th January 2023
Interviews: W/B 6th February 2023

Please find attached Private Sector Housing Officer job description.

Digital Marketing Apprentice

Salary: £20,258
Hours per week: 37
Closing Date: 30 January 2023
Interviews TBC

Committee & Member Services Officer

Salary: Grade F £29,439 - £31,724 (pro rata for part time)
Job reference: H22/37
Hours per week: 19-25 (part time) 
Location: Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire) 
Type: Permanent 
Closing Date: 9am 22 December 2022 
Interviews TBC

Please find attached Committee & Member Services Officer job description. 

 


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We support Hart Voluntary Action. The Volunteer Centre promotes and supports the development of volunteering and they have a range of volunteering opportunities available in the Hart District. For more information please visit the HVA website.