Environmental Health Practitioner
Environmental Health Practitioner (RS005)
Grade 9, £36,543 to £39,422 (inclusive of local weighting), full time, 37 hours per week (part-time working and job share considered), permanent. Based in Hertford.
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Environmental Health team. The role provides a great starting point for a career in environmental health for recent graduates and those with professional experience alike.
This motivated and highly professional team are looking an individual committed to excellence in their work with a passion for continuous learning and development.
If successful you will assist across all aspects of Environmental Health.
Some of the key responsibilities include:
- Carry out proactive and reactive activity for food hygiene, health & safety and environmental health licensing functions
- Respond to and action requests for service in respect of all aspects of Environmental Health, within target times and in accordance with council procedures. Initiate statutory action where necessary. Support other officers undertaking enforcement duties
- Carry out inspections of private sector housing and instigate any necessary action relating to HHSRS, overcrowding, multiple occupation and processing of housing grants
- Carry out investigations and controls in relation to infectious disease and food poisoning.
- Examine planning applications, licenced premises applications and temporary event notifications and advise on their Environmental Health related implications and if appropriate, make recommendations for conditions
- Actively support the environmental health work associated with festivals including working with partner organisations and attending the Safety Advisory Group as needed.
This role will suit a detailed team player who enjoys a customer facing environment.
The ideal candidate will have:
- a degree in Environmental Health or equivalent and qualified as an Environmental Health Officer
- registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB)
- demonstrable experience of effectively having planned, prioritised and managed own work load
- a demonstrable commitment to customer care
- excellent written skills, with the ability to summarise accurately and convey complex information
- understanding of the scope for commercial thinking within a public sector setting
East Herts is consistently rated as amongst the best areas in the country to live, with excellent schools and healthcare, a huge array of green space, beautiful waterways, unique market towns and picturesque villages. We also enjoy high levels of employment and a diverse local economy.
The vision of the Council is to provide East Hertfordshire residents and businesses with a future that is prosperous and sustainable. In order to achieve this, a number of strategic objectives have been developed, which allow the Council in conjunction with its many partners to focus on the key issues that concern the residents of East Hertfordshire.
Whatever their role, everyone contributes to delivering great services to our local community. Our vision is to preserve the unique character of East Herts and ensure it remains one of the best places to live and work. To accomplish this, our focus is to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities, enhance the quality of people's lives and enable a flourishing local economy.
Our team is at the very heart of our council – we recognise that together with our elected members, we make the difference to our local communities. We are dedicated to staff development and individual success within a team framework. To help our staff deliver, we provide a supportive work environment, development opportunities and work to help everyone achieve their potential, whilst enjoying a positive work-life balance.
Benefits of working for us
- A variety of flexible working options available, including part-time working, job share, compressed hours and home working
- Flexi-time scheme
- Free tea and coffee
- Local Government pension scheme
- Generous annual leave
- A range of discounts including high street retailers and local leisure centres
- Professional environment where your career path really matters and your development is supported by the organisation
- Flexible and supportive team
As part of our Green Travel agenda we actively encourage employees to explore more economical and eco-friendly means of travel to work, e.g. public transport, cycle, walk or car share, and support this through a number of initiatives such as Liftshare.
How to apply
For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Claire Spendley, Senior Environmental Health Practitioner – Environment, on 01992 53 1476.
For further information and to apply, please visit the jobs and career pages of our website www.eastherts.gov.uk/jobs
Closing date: Monday 20 May 2019 at 9am.
EHC is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their gender, marital/parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity