Senior Technical Officer (Environmental Health)

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£25,481 - £30,451
08 Jan 2021
28 Feb 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

1 Permanent job working within Health and Safety

1 Temporary job working within Covid-19 Response.

As a Senior Technical Officer you will help to deliver our Environmental Health Services to the residents and businesses of Kirklees.  You will provide support and participate in Environmental Health procedures to influence changes in behaviour and maximise opportunities to improve service delivery. We are looking for people to work in our Health and Safety team and our Covid-19 Response Team.

You will also be required to investigate complaints and carry out inspections of premises relating to Health & Safety and Covid-19 guidelines. You will also provide advice to businesses and the public. When required, you will need to conduct interviews in accordance with Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE) code of practice and prepare files for legal proceedings. You will maintain accurate records of the work undertaken, using appropriate documentation and IT systems. The post holder will prioritise workloads and ensure targets and deadlines are met. The post holder will communicate with customers, partners, external agencies and present information at meetings as appropriate.

Requirements for the role:

  • Has specialised expertise in the functional area of responsibility, and where necessary a suitable qualification.
  • Has an in depth understanding and experience of the range of enforcement and legal options which can be used in the functions of Environmental Health.
  • Has knowledge of the range of 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.
  • Ability to use IT packages such as MS Word and Excel to maintain data and produce reports

Senior Technical Officers within Environmental Health are deployed to meet the needs of the Service, depending on the qualifications and experience of the individuals we may ask post holder to work in the wider team.

At Kirklees Council, we want to support your professional development to give you the right skills, confidence and support to really achieve your potential. We offer a variety of courses and training designed for this exact purpose.

We value the importance of having work life balance, so this is why we offer provisions such as flexible-working, generous holiday entitlement, a variety of special leave policies, employee healthcare services and a childcare voucher scheme.

You will be required to work flexibly, including evenings, weekends, occasional night shifts 

Our Environmental Health Team are working to support Kirklees night economy during the pandemic, look at our video about the excellent work they are doing. 

For further information about these roles, please contact Martin Wood on 01484 221000.

Closing date  

28 February 2021, 11:55 PM

To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission.  

If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

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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