Senior Environmental Health Practitioner

West Sussex
£35,005 - £41,661
25 Mar 2021
16 Apr 2021
Food Safety
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Environmental Health Practitioner

£35,005 - £41,661

Contract Type: Permanent

About the role

We are currently looking to appoint a talented, dynamic and flexible professional as a Senior Environmental Health Practitioner, who will play a key role in the delivery of improved regulatory services for Crawley Borough Council.

Crawley Borough Council is dynamic organisation with an ambitious transformation programme of change, including moving into a new modern Town Hall at the end on of 2021.  The new Town Hall will allow us to embrace a more agile way of working that will allow employees the flexibility to work from the office, home or on the move.

As a member of the Food Safety Team you will carry out proactive and reactive food hygiene inspections and interventions, investigate food complaints and give advice on all food related issues. You will be required to investigate cases of infectious diseases and food borne disease. You will also be involved in the development and delivery of public health initiatives and training.

The successful candidate must have previous operational experience of working within Food Safety and possess the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to be able to undertake investigations, interventions and enforcement in this field.

As a Senior EHO you will be appropriately qualified with a Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health and be registered with the Environmental Health Officer’s Registration Board or equivalent. You will have previous operational experience in Food Safety and recent Port Health experience would be a distinct advantage. 

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, as we may close this advert before the stated closing date if enough applications are received.

Additional information

You will also be required to cover Port Health Officer duty functions at Gatwick Airport covering weekday and weekend duties on a rota for which an weekend allowance will be paid. 

A full clean UK driving licence will be a requirement of the role.

An Essential Car User Allowance is payable for this role. Please note this allowance is currently under review and could be subject to change.

Ability to fulfil the criteria required to achieve an airside security pass at Gatwick Airport. See ID Regulations for more information.

Satisfactory clearance of a Basic DBS will be a condition of employment.

Employee benefits:  

We offer a generous employee benefits package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.

Our way of working:

Our shared values and behaviours reflect the special nature of our council.  We encourage all colleagues to put them into practice, whatever job they do. Take a look to see if we are the perfect match.

Safer recruitment  

Crawley Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under -represented groups.

Please ensure that the reference details you supply are for your current or most recent employer and that any gaps in employment are covered on your application form.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a fully completed application form.

How to apply  

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please email Principal EHP or call on 01293 438764.


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