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Environmental Health Officer - Covid-19 Response

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£27,741 to £33,782
Closing date
28 Feb 2021

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Environment, Environmental Health
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Full time
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These roles are fixed term or casual dependent on candidate preference. 

Working within the Environmental Health section, this role is responsible for carrying out the full range of Environmental Health duties as required to meet the demands that have been placed on our area from COVID-19. 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.

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.

Our Environmental Health Officers are working to support Kirklees night economy during the pandemic, find out more about the excellent work they are doing.  

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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