Environmental Health Senior Specialist (Food Lead & Health & Safety Lead)

£41,219 - £44,655
20 Nov 2018
14 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Senior Specialist

(Food Lead & Health & Safety Lead)

37 hours per week

Salary in the range £41,219 - £44,655 per annum

Eastleigh Borough Council is an ambitious and progressive council. We are recognised for our innovation and achievements, whilst delivering high quality service to our customers and the community.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Environmental Health Specialist to join the Service Delivery directorate acting as the lead for both Food Hygiene and Health and Safety as well as overseeing our Primary Authority partnerships.

You will have responsibility for the investigation of more serious food hygiene and health and safety work (up to and including the production of prosecution reports). Alongside of this you will oversee the Primary Authority work ensuring that the partnerships we have with a number of high profile clients are maintained and continue to perform to a high standard.

In addition, you will provide technical mentoring support and guidance to other staff within the team to encourage transfer of specialist knowledge, share best practice, new legislation and associated changes to processes

We are looking for candidates who hold a degree or equivalent in Environmental Health and are EHRB registered.  A NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent would be a significant advantage.  You will need to have demonstrable experience of conducting inspections and investigations, with an excellent grasp of food and health and safety legislation.

You will have excellent communication skills, preparing and presenting reports to Council committees and other internal/external meetings, dealing with members of the public, engaging with other agencies and stakeholders and supporting existing and new business partners.  As some travel will be required for this role, a full, clean driving licence is required.


If you are excited by this opportunity, are highly organised, positive and have a commercial awareness that allows you to develop excellent business opportunities and relationships, we would love to hear from you.

At Eastleigh, we are committed to supporting and developing all our staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable. We offer excellent opportunities for continuous professional development and support our staff in maintaining a good work life balance through our innovative flexi time system.  We also have an excellent package of benefits including:

  • 27 days’ annual leave
  • Flexible working arrangements and ability to accrue up to 2 days additional leave per month
  • Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
  • Relocation expenses of up to £6,000 (subject to policy terms)
  • Places Leisure, Eastleigh – 30% off Full Membership
  • Confidential Employee Advice and Support Programme
  • Car and Season Ticket loans
  • Excellent working environment
  • Support for continuous professional development
  • Good work life balance

If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding this vacancy please contact Camilla Sharp on 023 8068 8268.

For further information and to apply please visit www.eastleigh.gov.uk  

Closing Date:          14 December 2018

Interview Date:        January 2019