Senior/Environmental Health Officers

West Yorkshire
£28,672 - £31,346 Grade 8 | £32,234 - £34,728 Grade 9
12 Apr 2021
23 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior/Environmental Health Officers

Wakefield Council Environmental Health Service

Grade 8/9 dependent upon experience

£28,672 - £31,346 Grade 8 | £32,234 - £34,728 Grade 9

37 hours full time however part time applicants will be considered please state hours on application form.

Temporary positions for 9 months & 12 months

Closing date 23 April 2021

Reference 228993  


Wakefield Environmental Health are looking for Senior or Environmental Health Officer’s (S/EHO); to work in our busy team, specialising in Community Protection, Food Safety or Health & Safety. 

The new posts are temporary to help us meet demands from noise, pollution, food, health and safety and public health complaints while S/EHOs are seconded to Public Health Covid work.  Based at Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2EB (next to Westgate Train Station) or working from home up to 5 days with all equipment provided. Wherever you choose to work from you will have a base to then visit customers across the Wakefield district.  

SEHO and EHO applicants must hold a degree or masters in Environmental Health and Chartered Institute Environmental Health (CIEH) registration.

Senior or Environmental Health Officers who are knowledgeable in one of three options below however applications from newly qualified Officers are welcome.

Community Protection Officers will take the lead for effective investigation and resolution of noise jobs, other statutory nuisance and public health complaints in the Wakefield district.  They will decide the most fitting actions to look into and resolve customer enquiries working within our procedures and within a supportive environment.  Their excellent communication skills will help them support evidence gathering with customers and giving bad news if we cannot help after a reasonable investigation.  They will resolve most complaints informally, but will use formal action when needed.

Food Safety Officers will carry out official food controls in businesses including high to low risk, large manufacturers and those needing approval. Workloads may also include audits, revisits, sampling, food fraud and complaint investigations; responding to serious food safety risks, infectious diseases and food poisoning outbreaks. Officers should demonstrate their competency as required in the Food Law Code of Practice. 

Health & Safety Officers will cover the full range of health and safety interventions, including; inspections, accident and complaint investigations and provision of health and safety advice. In addition the successful candidates may be involved in activities to support businesses with covid advice. All applicants should have experience in health and safety regulation in a local authority setting

In summary :

The successful applicants will need to show the Council’s core values Ambition, Integrity, Caring and Respect for all.  Our values help shape what we do for each other, our residents and businesses in Wakefield.  These are the values we look for in candidates, also a “can do” attitude, willingness to learn/train others and develop to support our busy service. 

We offer flexible working across 37 hours full time, or part time hours to fit in with your work-life balance.  These are temporary positions, but there may be opportunities for time extension and permanent work if vacancies arise.  

Please contact Jill Edmondson, Environmental Health Service Manager (Interim) 07810 152579 or Frances Woffenden Community Protection Team Manager (Interim) 07810 152583 if you have any questions and are interested in working in our supportive team.


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