Environmental health officer

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    £9.50 - 11.00 per hour

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    Bethany Laurie

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    01476 574514

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    4 months ago

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Looking for a new role as an Environmental health officer?

Are you someone who has knowledge of one specialist area of environmental health?

Are you ready to start your new role working with the local council?

In your new role as an Environmental health officer you will be responsible for carry out interventions and inspections of premises and enforce a variety of legislation over the full range of environmental health functions including (but not exclusively) food safety, health and safety, environmental protection, housing standards and public health.

You will also be taking a lead role and develop a detailed specialist and technical knowledge in a nominated area as determined by the Team Leader.

As an Environmental health officer you will be assisting the team Leaders in developing service delivery, including the production and revision of policies and procedures, statistical returns and registers and providing support, training and guidance to colleagues.

Other duties in your new position as Environmental health officer include:

• Working in line with the Council’s Enforcement Policy and other relevant procedures, independently and with minimal supervision, undertake investigations into breaches of legislation, determine the most appropriate course of action, prepare evidence, issue notices, compile reports and appear in Court or Tribunals on behalf of the Council.

• Give professional advice to a range of stakeholders, including Councillors, officers from wider Council service functions, members of the public, businesses etc. on the requirements of statutory provisions and technical advice on measures to implement these provisions.

• Fulfil the statutory consultee roles in respect of planning and licensing. Review applications, assess relevant impacts, make comments/recommendations and attend planning and licensing committees/hearings where necessary.

• Organise, coordinate and undertake project based initiatives including the production of necessary documentation.

• Represent the service as required at internal and external meetings, committees and working groups.

• Take samples, undertake monitoring and survey work as necessary across the range of environmental health functions.

Essential qualifications for this role are

• Relevant qualification (BSc, MSc or Diploma) in Environmental Health issued by the Environmental Health Officers Education Board

• EHRB or REHIS registration