Environmental Health Officer

West Yorkshire
£29,323 – £31,601
23 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

CRO 222

Economy & Infrastructure

Commercial, Regulatory and Operational Services

Public Protection, Environmental Health

Environmental Health Officer

Flint Street Depot, Flint Street, Far Town, Huddersfield, HD1 6LG

£29,323 – £31,601

Working within the Environmental Health section, this role is responsible for carrying out the full range of Environmental Health duties as required in the functions of Food Safety and Advice, Health and Safety, Pollution and Noise Control and Animal Health. 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, within the teams. Being a generic post the specific duties will vary depending upon the allocated functional team.

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 degree or diploma in Environmental Health and EHORB registration.
  • 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.
  • Ability to drive to and from sites.
  • Available to work evenings, weekends and occasional night shifts.
  • Willing to undertake standard screening plus any other medical screening as decided by the occupational health physician, appropriate to occupational risk.
  • Prepared to work flexible and participate in out-of-hours standby service.

This particular role is initially based in the Food Safety and Advice function and as such, we are ideally looking to appoint a person who is currently qualified, suitably experienced, and competent - who can demonstrate all the competencies outlined in the Food Law Code of Practice (England), March 2017 for an ‘Authorised Officer’ to undertake the range of activities’ typical of a busy, large and varied food safety department.

You should be Food Safety Competent and able to meet the requirements listed in Section 4 of the Food Law Code of Practice (England) March 2017 for an ‘Authorised Officer’, namely:

·         Enforcement of food establishments

·         Use of enforcement sanctions

·         Sampling

·         Import and export controls

·         Reactive Investigations

To apply for this job please visit: https://jobs.kirklees.gov.uk/licensing-and-environmental-economy-and-infrastructure-environmental-health-officer/20954.job

Closing Date: Friday 16th February


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