Environmental Health Officer

Greater Manchester
£36,922 - £39,880
14 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer
Salary: £36,922 - £39,880
Working hours: Up to 36 hours per week, operating over 7 days including some weekends on a rota basis
Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months
Closing date: Monday, 28th of September, 11:59pm

About us
Salford has changed and is continuing to change; at the heart of our approach are ambitious plans to transform Salford into a modern global city where we can all make a real difference to the lives of Salford people. As a people centred and values-based organisation Salford really is a great place to work. With a positive permission culture and can-do approach, we embrace innovation and encourage performance. This has been recognised as we have again made the shortlist for this year’s MJ Achievement Awards – this time as Local Authority of the Year! 

Salford’s response to the coronavirus really has been a whole system #TeamSalford effort. Alongside our partners, we have all been working together as #OneTeam and really demonstrating our values and the Spirit of Salford. Our Local Outbreak Management Plan sets out how we are coming together to prevent, contain and limit the spread of the virus in the city and to support our residents and businesses.  

To enable us to continue supporting our communities and deliver an excellent service, we are building capacity to help us with our response and local outbreak management plans and also bring new experience, knowledge and ideas into the team.  

About the role 
This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Regulatory Services Team. The team deals with food safety, health and safety, food borne illness, and infectious diseases, and at present is at the forefront dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

As such the current role will involve outbreak control, which includes contact tracing, outbreak consequence management and enforcement, and the investigation of health and safety matters. The successful candidate will work as part of the local outbreak control team, assisting colleagues in the Health Protection team.

We will be operating over 7-days to ensure that our response is timely and we can move swiftly to contain any outbreaks.

About you
Your style and approach will reflect our values: you will be passionate about what you do always striving to improve things; valuing and respecting others’ contribution, you will work together with colleagues and our partners to deliver a better service; you will take pride in always getting things right first time and learn from when things do go wrong; you will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues and change what you do and how you do it to make a difference. 

You will be a highly organised and enthusiastic Environmental Health Officer, or have experience in food safety, infectious disease control and/or health and safety. You will have a detailed knowledge of coronavirus legislation and guidance, as well as being competent in the aforementioned specialisms. Experience in all previously mentioned fields would be ideal.  

You will have strong communication skills and a commitment to excellent customer service and possess excellent negotiation and persuasion skills and experience in collaborative and partnership working. You will have experience in reviewing risk assessments and auditing/inspecting premises and processes to ensure compliance.  

You will hold a degree or diploma in Environmental Health or equivalent, registered with the Environmental Health Registration Board or an equivalent qualification which allows you to undertake a full range of interventions. You will have previous experience in enforcement, the ability to manage your own workload an experience of dealing with confidential data. 

To apply:

Please apply by submitting a CV and a supporting statement showing how you meet the requirements outlined in the role profile (no more than four sides of A4 in length) to julie.king@salford.gov.uk and john.wooderson@salford.gov.uk Please also include your full contact details.
Working for Salford.pdf 

Safe working  
We are a Covid-safe organisation and you will have an individual risk assessment when you join the organisation to ensure we effectively support your health and wellbeing throughout your employment. 

Continuous service commitment
New employees can now keep their service-related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester, which include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester, as well as many others.

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