Environmental Health Technician/Officer (Case Manager)

£26,999 – £28,785, £31,371 – £32,878
24 Feb 2021
05 Apr 2021
Full Time

Environmental Health Technician/Officer (Case Manager)

Salary: A range of roles available at Grade F (£26,999 – £28,785), which may be Market Factored to Grade G (£31,371 – £32,878) depending on qualifications and experience

Contract: Permanent & Fixed Term (18 months)

Location: Taunton (Deane House and other offices as required)

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Closing date for application forms: 9am 5th April 2021

Interviews: w/c 19th April 2021

Somerset West and Taunton Council’s environmental health team is a busy, multi-disciplinary team covering health and safety, food safety, environmental protection and private sector housing. An exciting opportunity for enthusiastic, hardworking and experienced Environmental Health professionals has become available within the team.

You will need to be organised, self-motivated and an excellent team player. A good knowledge of relevant legislation and any associated codes of practice/guidance is required for these roles, and experience of inspecting a range of premises and investigating complaints is essential.

You must have good verbal and written communication skills and be competent to deal with complex case work, taking enforcement action where necessary. We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate an adaptable and flexible approach, a positive attitude and an ability to work on your own initiative.

We are seeking the equivalent of 4 FTE posts to fulfil a range of roles within the Food Safety, Private Sector Housing and Environmental Protection Teams.

Food Safety (Ref: EHFS)

You would be expected to carry out a range of food hygiene inspections, food complaint and infectious disease/outbreak investigations. Experience in Health and Safety would also be beneficial to the role.

The successful candidate will possess one of the following, in accordance to the Food Law Code of Practice:

  • The Higher Certificate in Food Control (awarded by either the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) or the Scottish Food Safety Officers’ Registration Board (SFSORB))
  • A certificate of Registration as an Environmental Health Practitioner from EHRB
  • Diploma in Environmental Health (or historical equivalent) from EHRB or SFSORB)

Private Sector Housing (18month fixed term) (Ref: EHPSH)

You would be expected to be involved in Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) licensing and the investigation and enforcement of private sector housing complaints under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

The successful candidate will be suitably qualified and experienced, with evidence of having completed training on Understanding, Applying and Enforcement of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

Environmental Protection (Ref: EHEP)

You would be expected to fulfil a range of environmental protection roles which could include.

  • Investigation and enforcement of noise, nuisance and other complaints
  • Sampling and risk assessment of private water supplies
  • Providing comments and advice on environmental aspects of planning applications
  • Carrying out inspections of premises with permits under the Environmental Permitting Regulations
  • Arranging public health funerals
  • Giving advice on a range of environmental issues such as air quality and contaminated land

The successful candidate will be suitably qualified and experienced with evidence of having continued to develop their skills and qualifications.

All candidates must have a full, clean driving licence.

Benefits of working for the Council

The Council offers flexible and agile working, with excellent technology to support this. The Council Offices provide a pleasant, comfortable and modern working environment and a fleet of pool cars for use on official business. The Council offer a generous annual leave entitlement as well as an option to purchase additional annual leave. Other benefits include the Local Government Pension Scheme, payment of professional subscription if required for the role, an Employee Assistance Programme, access to My Staff Shop which include salary sacrifice schemes, discounts and deals. Employees also are eligible for free use of the gym and swimming pool during off peak times and discounted gym and swimming membership at peak times. A relocation allowance may apply if eligible.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any questions about applying, please contact Jo Toogood at j.toogood@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk

Or        Emily Vining at e.vining@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk (Food Safety)

Lisa Morrow at l.morrow@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk (Private Sector Housing)     


To apply for this role, please view our website and download and complete the Application Form and Recruitment Monitoring Forms in line with the Job Description.

Completed Application Forms and Recruitment Monitoring Forms should be emailed to applications@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk quoting the job reference.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

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