Environmental Health Officer - Food Safety

Location
Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Salary
£27,741 to £33,782
Posted
12 Oct 2020
Closes
18 Oct 2020
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time

Working within the Environmental Health section, this role is responsible for carrying out the full range of Environmental Health duties as required in the function of Food Safety.

From time to time specific projects are undertaken, where the Environmental Health Officers may have the opportunity to use their skills in delivering the project outcomes. Public Protection Services also includes the Licensing and Pest Control Departments, post holders will be expected to work flexibly throughout the Council helping to deliver outcomes depending on need. The post holder will carry out the full range of proactive and reactive environmental duties as appropriate, within the team of Food Safety. 

The role involves responding to and investigating complaints from a variety of sources,  carrying out inspections and visits to business and domestic premises, visiting complainants, undertaking monitoring and investigation of industrial processes, air pollution and water quality, issuing legal notices/ documentation to enforce compliance with relevant legislation and providing advice to businesses and the general public as relevant.   When required interviews will be undertaken in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE) code of practice and legal proceedings taken. Preparing files for legal proceedings for criminal offences will also be required. 

Requirements for this job:

  • A CIEH recognised degree or diploma in Environmental Health.
  • Working towards EHRB Registration or Chartered Practitioner Programme or equivalent.
  • Excellent understanding of the range of enforcement and legal options in the various functional areas of Environmental Health.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of Environmental Health work.
  • Excellent team and multi-disciplinary / agency working, demonstrating the ability to work with others to deliver common or shared outcomes.
  • An understanding of current issues facing local government.

You will be required to work flexibly, including evenings, weekends, occasional night shifts - and to participate in the out of hours standby service.

If successful, you will be required to undertake standard screening plus any other medical screening as decided by the occupational health physician, appropriate to occupational risk.

Closing date  

18 October 2020, 11:55 PM

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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