Environmental Health Officer - Food Officer

Recruiter
Capita
Location
London
Salary
up to £45K
Posted
17 Aug 2020
Closes
17 Sep 2020
Sector
Food Safety
Function
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Becoming an Environment Health Officer (Food Officer) with Capita Local Government

The Environmental Health Officer will provide technical professional environmental health services with the overall aim of protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of every resident, worker and visitor within the Borough.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Undertake the investigation of service requests and identify contravention of legislation and corrective action to be taken. This will include taking the appropriate action in line with the relevant policies, procedures and legislation in relation to appeals, infection, accidents, risk or other circumstances within the general purview of the section. Inspect or visit vehicles, stalls, plant or equipment.
  • Identify licensable premises and take all necessary steps to licence the premises within target times, ensure compliance of licencing conditions, and taking the relevant enforcement action.
  • Carry out the enforcement of legislation and other powers in a timely and efficient manner, as may be required in line with service and statutory legal guidelines.  This will include the presentation of evidence at legal and other quasi judicial hearings. Initiate legal action where appropriate advising the Legal Service of technical considerations and contraventions.
  • Prepare and deal with correspondence, licences, briefs and other documents.
  • Originate reports in the appropriate format including the preparation and evaluation of statistics.
  • Scrutinise, process and comment on applications, plans reports schemes or other submissions for environmental guidance or clearance as directed.
  • Undertake the sampling, testing or seizure of products, materials, gases or substances and recording of noise.
  • Liaise with officers within Regulatory Services, council services, outside organisations, companies and individuals in order to deliver an effective Environmental Health Service.
  • Ensure the Group Manager is kept fully informed on any aspect of work which is controversial, political, strategic, financial or otherwise of a sensitive or highly complex nature.
  • Keep up-to-date with changes in legislation, policies, attitudes and techniques relevant to their service groups.
  • Assist in the preparation and execution of publicity campaigns and educational work.
  • Assist at meetings, working parties, public meetings, exhibitions or demonstrations
  • Carry out specialist environmental health duties as requested and in accordance with experience and training.
  • Carry out research or survey work related to the work of the Environmental Health Department.  Participate in specialist project teams as required.

What we’re looking for:

  • Degree in Environmental Health
  • Higher certificate in food safety inspection
  • EHRB registration
  • Existing technical knowledge of the relevant areas of Environmental Health or the ability to develop technical knowledge.
  • Experience of a variety of effective communications techniques
  • Ability to accurately draft legal documents

About Capita| Local Government Services

We are Capita, the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions. Through bespoke, quality solutions, we've helped countless organisations unlock value and maximise their potential. With access to our range of unique and diverse opportunities, offering real career advancement and progression, we can unlock your potential too.

Capita Local Government Services (LGS), a branch of Capita Business Services Ltd, specialises in providing support, advice and resources to local authorities throughout the UK.

What's in it for you?

At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration - with colleagues, customers and clients - is what makes us so effective at what we do.

As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.

You'll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential - whatever that means to you.

What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you. If you have any questions you’d like to ask before applying, you can contact Sophie Bennett (Sophie.clarke3@capita.com)

We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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