Smoke Free Technical Officer

East London
04 Jan 2019
04 Feb 2019
Public Health
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client in East London is recruiting for a Smoke Free Technical Officer to start asap initially till end of March 2019.

Purpose of the Job

To enforce the Smoke Free legislation and to promote the cessation of Tobacco products, particularly within Shisha establishments. To carry out surveys and studies on the use and sale of Tobacco products within the Borough.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
To use statutory powers to enforce the Smoke Free legislation. Ensuring all work is undertaken in accordance with statutory requirements, the Council’ policies and procedures, the highest professional practice and to the benefit of residents of the Borough.
2.     Provide technical advice on all issues relating to Smoke Free work and be responsible for ensuring that such advice is given in accordance with the best professional standards, where appropriate assuming and exercising delegated statutory authority.

Ensure compliance with current legislation making decisions on applications or dealing with issues as they arise, or within prescribed time scales, and using enforcement and other legal measures as necessary.
Promote the work and services of the Directorate and Section liaising with other services within the Council, external bodies and statutory authorities including the provision of information, advice, guidance and assistance to residents of the Borough and businesses.
5.     To have full knowledge to undertake the role of an authorised Officer under the Health Act 2006. Serving fixed penalty notices, preparing prosecutions, giving advice and undertaking presentations on issues relating to smoke free, tobacco control, cessation of the use of products and sales of Tobacco products.

6.     To take part in the delivery of smoking cessation services. To attract individuals and groups to the smoking cessation service.


Must have skills, knowledge and competencies to enforce Smoke Free legislation and persuade stakeholders on the benefits of giving up Tobacco use.

Experience of acting as a regulator in the field of Environmental Health or other regulatory area. Aware of the issues surrounding Tobacco Control. Or Experience of delivering a smoking cessation service.

To register your interest please email or call us on 020 8732 5450.