Environmental Health Officer / Higher Certificate Technical Officer

North East England
20 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Food Safety
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client in the North East of England is recruiting for an Environmental Health Officer / Higher Certificate Technical Officer on a 3 month expendable basis.


  1. Carry out the duties of the Council in relation to food control, health and safety, infection control and port health.
  1. To plan and participate in the programme of inspections and visits to ensure the authority meets its statutory obligations for food safety and health and safety.
  1. To provide Environmental Health advice and guidance to customers by telephone, letter and face to face.
  1. To investigate complaints and workplace accidents.
  1. To provide guidance and technical support to Environmental Health Officers.
  1. To take a lead role with the Border Inspection Post and imported food control.

Qualifications and Professional or Vocational Training

  1. Qualifications in English, Maths to at least GSCE grade C or equivalent.
  1. Bsc in Environmental Health (or equivalent).
  1. Certificate of Registration as Environmental Health Practitioner (EHRB).
  1. Full valid driving licence and access to a car.

Relevant Experience and Knowledge

  1. At least 2 years experience of managing dealing with front line services in Environmental Health.
  1. Robust knowledge of relevant legislation relating to Environmental Health matters and experience of implementing legislative changes.
  1. Experience relevant to satisfy criteria of food low code of practice (England) to inspect complex processes of approved premises and issue hygiene emergency prohibition notice.
  1. Knowledge of domestic services within Environmental Health including but not exclusive to: Food Safety.
  1. Knowledge of commercial services within Environmental Health including but not exclusive to: food safety, health and safety at work and public health matters.
  1. Experience of dealing with enforcement proceedings and other legal Environmental Health matters through the courts, and attending court to represent the council during  proceedings.
  1. Experience of preparing reports and attending meetings.

To register your interest please call us on 020 8732 5450 or email info@buckinghamfutures.com.

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