Environmental Health Officer (Commercial Services)

23 May 2019
20 Jun 2019
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time



Salary: Principal Officer Grade PO6 (£34,788)

(Plus essential user car allowance) 

(Relocation package available) 

We are looking for a professionally qualified and skilled officer who is competent, confident, enthusiastic and highly motivated to fill the above post in the Commercial Services Team. We are transforming our services to be more efficient and business-like and need your help to drive this forward.

About us

Here at Barrow Borough Council we look after our employees and offer a place where people are proud to live and work; a better quality of life. 

The Borough of Barrow-in-Furness is situated at the southern tip of Cumbria, on the northern shores of Morecambe Bay and set against the spectacular backdrop of the English Lake District Mountains.  It is surrounded by beautiful beaches and is a bustling Victorian town with a proud industrial heritage and a long association with shipbuilding and maritime activities.  The area is perfect for people wanting an active lifestyle with easy access to beaches and the Lake District. The housing is second to none and very reasonably priced. The town has plenty to keep you busy in your role from approved food businesses, hotels and restaurants, diverse housing, industrial estates and leisure-based activities. The role is also commutable from the M6 and the surrounding areas with one of the most scenic journeys in the Country. 

About you

Working under the day-to-day direction of the Commercial Team Leader, you will be responsible for the monitoring and enforcement of standards in a wide range of activities including food safety, health and safety, public health and animal welfare licensing.  You will be expected to manage a diverse caseload, serve legal notices and carry out prosecutions where necessary and be an effective communicator with the ability to converse at ease with customers and being able to provide information, advice and instruction in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement. 

You must hold the Diploma or BSc/MSc in Environmental Health and be registered as an EHO with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent. Training is actively encouraged within the Council and the post holder will have the opportunity to attain additional qualifications such as the NEBOSH diploma.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. For more information and an informal discussion about the position, ring Ivor Churcher (Commercial Team Leader) on 01229 876547.

To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form.  Please visit http://www.yourcumbriajobs.co.uk/recruiters/barrow.aspx for an information pack and to apply online.

Any queries please contact the HR Department, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. LA14 2LD. on (01229) 876543 or e-mail hr@barrowbc.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 20th June 2019

Interviews: Week Commencing: 1st July 2019

The Council welcomes applications from people with disabilities and from the minority ethnic community who are underrepresented within our workforce.

Being Disability Confident demonstrates that the Council is committed to the recruitment and retention of disabled people.  The Council is recognised as a Disability Confident Employer and will guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the job. 

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