Environmental Health Officer     

South Yorkshire
£37,107 - £41,846
16 Jul 2018
30 Jul 2018
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer                      

Reference Number: 800057

Portfolio: Place

Salary: SCC9 (£37,107 - £41,846)                      

Hours: 37 & 18.5

Worksite: Howden House

Contract: Permanent

Informal Enquiries: Ian Ashmore - 2736282                                        

We are seeking to recruit 1.5 Environmental Health Officers to help deliver our Environmental Regulation agenda.

Work areas include food safety, standards, infectious disease control and private water supplies and some H+S and events work. Officers are expected to work closely and liaise with a wide range of partner teams and services within and outside the council to help solve wider community issues. These are senior technical roles and are expected to cover for the food Team PO when required as well as taking on specialist project work, so experience is vital.  

We work on a multiyear partnership with an external provider to deliver lower risk visits in Sheffield, so our small in-house team concentrate on higher risk/technical work, projects and training.

We are inviting applications from dedicated and highly motivated Environmental Health Officers who can work on their own initiative, deliver behaviour change in client groups and welcome continuing professional development.  We need officers with a passion to make a big difference to public health and business/consumer confidence in the city. We offer a number of chargeable services to individuals and businesses, so candidates must have a strongly positive customer care attitude and understand business realities and challenges. 

You should possess excellent communication skills and have experience in managing a busy caseload with a strong track record of performance. The ability to offer accurate, concise technical advice and make that relevant for a wide client group is paramount. We encourage officers to develop strong links with partners and industry / government representatives to aid the delivery of improvements in our communities. Currently 10% of our FTEs in Reg Services are funded from sources outside the service. We want people who can help identify and develop such opportunities to better improve outcomes.

For the part time role, we would look for the days to compliment those of a number of existing part time colleagues to help provide consistent cover over the week. 

Applicants will require a recognised degree or diploma in Environmental Health and a Certificate of Registration from the Environmental Health Registration Board. 

We can offer a wide range of experience and challenges to the successful applicant as a core city with a huge range of businesses. Sheffield City Council is an employer which values, supports and encourages the development of its employees. Flexible working is the norm. We encourage mobile working and are exploring online options for inspections.   

We are looking to appoint a person 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


Import and export controls

For informal enquires contact Ian Ashmore Tel 01142736282

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

Closing date: 30 July 2018

Please quote relevant Post Ref: 800057

Please note that we do not accept CVs. Please complete a form on-line at https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/jobs  or email recruitmentandtalent@sheffield.gov.uk to request an application form or to submit a completed form.  Alternatively telephone HR on 0114 2734299. 

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