Environmental Health Officer/Technical Officer (Commercial Services)

£33,437 per annum
22 Dec 2017
15 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



Principal Officer Grade 6 (£33,437 per annum) 

(Plus essential user car allowance) 

(Relocation package available) 

Here at Barrow Borough Council we look after our employees and offer a place where people are proud to live and work. A better quality of life. 

The Council is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to fill the above post in the Commercial Services Team. We are transforming our services to be more efficient and business-like and need your help to drive this forward. 

The Borough of Barrow-in-Furness is situated at the southern tip of Cumbria, on the northern shores of Morecambe Bay and set against the spectacular backdrop of the English Lake District Mountains. It is surrounded by beautiful beaches and is a bustling Victorian town with a proud industrial heritage and a long association with shipbuilding and maritime activities. The area is perfect for people wanting an active lifestyle with easy access to beaches and the Lake District. The housing is second to none and very reasonably priced. The town has plenty to keep you busy in your role from approved food businesses, hotels and restaurants, industrial estates and leisure-based activities. The role is also commutable from the M6 and the surrounding areas with one of the most scenic journeys in the Country. 

Working under the day-to-day direction of the Principal Environmental Health Officer (Commercial), you will be responsible for the monitoring and enforcement of standards in a wide range of activities including food safety, health and safety, public health and animal welfare licensing. Health and well-being activities are also within the remit of the post. You will be expected to manage a diverse caseload, serve legal notices and carry out prosecutions where necessary. 

Training is actively encouraged within the Council and the post holder will have the opportunity to attain additional qualifications such as the NEBOSH diploma. 

You must hold the Diploma or BSc/MSc in Environmental Health and be registered as an EHO with the Environmental Health Registration Board or Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland or the Higher Certificate in Food Control. It is essential you have experience of inspecting premises for compliance with environmental health legislation either as a trainee or qualified officer, taking appropriate enforcement action. 

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide information, advice and instruction in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement. 

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. 

The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme and will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland. 

For more information and an informal discussion about the position, ring Anne Chapman (Environmental Health Manager) on 01229 876386. Please note the Council will be closed for business from 23rd December and will re-open on 2nd January 2018. 

To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form. Please visit www.yourcumbriajobs.co.uk to apply online. 

Any queries please contact the HR Department, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2LD on (01229) 876543 or e-mail hr@barrowbc.gov.uk. 

Closing date for applications: Monday 15th January 2018 

Interviews will be held on: Monday 29th January 2018 

The Council welcomes applications from people with disabilities and from the minority ethnic community who are underrepresented within our workforce. 

Being Disability Confident demonstrates that the Council is committed to the recruitment and retention of disabled people. The Council is recognised as a Disability Confident Employer and will guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the job.


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