Environmental Health Officers / Environmental Enforcement Team Leader & Technical Officer

£20,661 - £32,486
21 Nov 2017
03 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

North East Derbyshire District Council

Joint Environmental Health Service

Environmental Health Officers (two posts) NED177622 SCP 31–34 £27,668 - £30,153

Environmental Enforcement Team Leader NED177623 SCP 34–37 £30,153 - £32,486

Environmental Enforcement Technical Officer NED 177624 SCP 22–25 £20,661 - £22,658

All posts - 37 hours a week

We are seeking to employ four officers to join our successful joint Environmental Health Service which delivers services at both North East Derbyshire District Council and Bolsover District Council.

The two Environmental Health Officer posts are within the Commercial Team covering the full range of food safety interventions, health and safety enforcement and accident investigation, animal licensing, private water supplies, infectious disease investigations and the provision of business support and advice. These two posts require candidates to hold a degree or diploma in Environmental Health and hold registration with the EHRB or equivalent and be able to demonstrate competency to deliver the full range of official controls as detailed in the Food Standards Agency Food Law Code of Practice 2017.

The Environmental Enforcement Team Leader and Environmental Enforcement Technical Officer are within the Environmental Enforcement Team which deals with the enforcement of fly tipping, littering and dog fouling offences, stray dog collection, abandoned vehicle investigations and other relevant work areas.

The Environmental Enforcement Team Leader will be qualified to degree level and have effective leadership skills. They must have experience of managing staff and demonstrate the ability to motivate others. A thorough knowledge of the relevant legislation and significant experience of environmental enforcement work or similar is essential. The post holder will be expected to drive transformation and continual improvement across environmental enforcement functions, identifying opportunities for service re-design to release efficiencies and improve effectiveness and customer service.

The Environmental Enforcement Technical Officer must have current knowledge of relevant legislation and codes of practice and have effective negotiating, influencing, diplomacy and advocacy skills. They should have experience of gathering evidence for legal proceedings and the use of formal enforcement powers as the role involves the issue of fixed penalty notices.

The ideal applicants will be innovative, enthusiastic and committed to providing a high quality service.

They will have excellent communication skills in order to deal with a wide range of customers, partners and agencies and have effective IT skills. Officers will also have the opportunity, as demand requires to assist in other environmental health work areas, training and support will be provided where appropriate. Applicants will be able to organise and prioritise their own workload to ensure targets are met with a focus on customer satisfaction and outcomes.

It is preferable for all posts that successful candidates possess a full driving licence and use of a car.

For an informal discussion about the above posts, please contact Sharon Gillott, Environmental Health Manager on 01246 217848 or sharon.gillott@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

Applications can be completed online at www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk or sent to NEDDC Human Resources; Payroll, Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, S42 6NG.

Closing Date: 3rd December 2017

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