Environmental Health Officer

Isle of Man
£35,537 - £41,507 per annum
09 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Isle of Man Government - The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA), Environmental Health Officer

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA), has an opportunity for an enthusiastic and extremely motivated individual to join the Legislation and Policy Unit. 

 Your new office will be based in the modern and friendly surroundings of ‘Thie Slieau Whallian’, in St Johns in the Isle of Man, which offers free onsite car parking, flexible working hours and the most beautiful views for your lunch time strolls. 

The Department of Environment, Food & Agriculture (DEFA) headquarters, Thie Slieau Whallian has been awarded the highest rating of excellence possible under BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), in terms of its sustainable design and environmental performance. To view your future office and its incredible views please click here

The role of Environmental Health Officer covers extensive and varied subject matters and offers the chance for the successful candidate to develop a wide range of skills. We offer a structured and competitive benefits package. The office building is located in attractive public gardens, has excellent staff facilities and free on-site car parking.

You will be part of a small, professional and hardworking team who support each other in delivering the Department’s statutory functions to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of the public. 

Whilst the post holder will primarily be enforcing legislation related to housing and public health, there will be a requirement on occasion to carry out health and safety inspections in specified premises and food hygiene inspections, including ship sanitary inspections and other environmental health duties commensurate with their qualifications and experience.

The successful applicant must be:-

  • able to promote and secure compliance with environmental and public health standards through inspection, education, investigation and enforcement
  • capable of demonstrating relevant experience of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System
  • capable of demonstrating relevant experience in housing and general public health matters including multi-occupied dwellings/flats, routine investigation of housing and drainage complaints, domestic and commercial noise, statutory nuisances and dangerous structures
  • able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in food hygiene and health and safety
  • in possession of a full, valid driving licence and have access to a suitable vehicle

Applicants must be educated to degree level in a Science or Environmental related subject and have a qualification in Environmental Health.

Membership of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health or similar professional body is essential.

Please note a police check is required for this post and a charge of £44 may be applicable.

A full driving licence is essential for this position. 

To find out more about the lifestyle, culture and living/working on the on the Isle of Man please visit www.locate.im.

Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £7,000, based on receipts are available for this role. 

For any further information on the relocation package please contact helpmeapply@gov.im. To find out more about the lifestyle, culture and living/working on the on the Isle of Man please visit www.locate.im.

More details of the post can be attained from Ian Mansell on 01624 685887.

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification.

Please note a CV must be provided to support your application. If you wish to upload a cover letter with your CV, please ensure they are uploaded in one file.

If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment and Employment Changes Team on 01624 686300 or by email at helpmeapply@gov.im

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified. We encourage you to use the online application process which allows you to track your application and receive faster communication regarding your application. If you wish to apply using a manual application these can be found here. Please print the correct application off and return to OHR, 2nd Floor, Illiam Dhone House, Circular Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1AG. Please note an acknowledgement of receipt of application will not be sent for manual applications.

Following the introduction of New Terms and Conditions for New Starters and Promotions on 01 April 2016, the terms and conditions for this appointment will be in line with these new provisions, more details can be found here. If you are currently employed under Civil Service or Manual Worker terms and conditions aspects of your terms and conditions may be protected. Please click on this link for further details on the scope of the agreement and how it may affect you.​

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