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Environmental Health Technical Officers

Employer
East Herts Council
Location
Hertfordshire
Salary
£31,077 - £34,408
Closing date
16 Aug 2021
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Job Details

Environmental Health Technical Officers We have a number of vacant Technical roles within the Environmental Health Team that have arisen as a result of internal promotion:

EH Technical Officer (Residential) – 18.5 hours per week

EH Technical Officer (Food Safety) – 15 hours per week

EH Technical Officer (Health & Safety) – 15 hours per week

Grade 7, £31,077 - £34,408 (inclusive of local weighting) depending on experience.  All posts are permanent and based in Hertford.  Closing date is Monday 5 July at 9am.

This is an exciting time for you to join us and develop your career as we work towards a safe and healthy environment for the residents, workers and visitors of East Herts

About the roles

TO Residential

You will be required to visit dwellings, assess hazards under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System, produce schedules of work, and give appropriate advice to tenants and landlords on matters ranging from damp and mould to fire safety precautions and HMO licensing.

TO Food Safety

You will carry out proactive and reactive food hygiene inspections and interventions, investigate food complaints and infectious disease notification and investigation.  

TO Health and Safety

You will carry out proactive and reactive inspections and interventions, following accident notification and reports together with Health and safety complaints and requests for service; represent the team on Safety Advisory group (SAG) meetings.

About you

You will support the effective delivery of the Environmental Health team’s functions by using professional skills and knowledge to identify, investigate, analyse, evaluate and advise on issues and solutions relating to areas of environmental health. 

Graduates who are already enrolled on the Environmental Health Practitioner programme are encouraged to apply; graduates are expected to possess a theoretical knowledge of Environmental Health principles including knowledge of enforcement and regulation.

For the residential role applications are encouraged from those with a suitable qualification in Building Construction and/or relevant experience in Housing from an Environmental Health context.

For the Food Safety role applications are welcomed from students who have completed their “Higher certificate in Food control” as well as graduate /newly qualified Environmental Health Officers.

Please note that we will consider combining the Food Safety and Health and Safety roles for the right candidate looking for 30 hours per week.

How to apply

For an informal discussion regarding the Residential role, please contact:  Jane O’Brien, Senior Officer – Environmental Health (Residential), on 01992 531494 or jane.O’Brien@eastherts.gov.uk

For an informal discussion regarding the Food Safety and Health and Safety roles, please contact:  Alimat Adenekan, Senior EHO – (Commercial), on 01992 531469 or alimat.adenekan@eastherts.gov.uk

Closing date:  9am on Monday 16 August 2021. 

To apply for these roles please visit our website www.eastherts.gov.uk/jobs

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful.

If your application has been successful, the recruiting manager will contact you to invite you to an interview.  We hope you enjoy the process and look forward to making contact with you very soon.

EHC is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their gender, marital/parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, religious belief age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity

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