Environmental Health/Public Protection Officer, Health Compliance

Swindon Borough Council
Swindon, Wiltshire
£32,232 p.a.
Closing date
1 Oct 2021

Environmental Health/Public Protection Officer, Health Compliance

Location: Swindon

Hours: 37

Salary: £32,232 p.a.

Closing date: 01/10/2021

Job reference: 005399

Interview date: w/c 11/10/2021

Date posted: 08/09/2021

There has never been a more exciting time to work in Swindon. Swindon has an ambitious vision to become a leading regional centre by 2030 with the fastest growing economy outside London and the quality of life to go with it. We are recognised as a regional and national growth point and are working not just with local partners, but regional and central government to deliver that vision. We’re focused on performing better and offering more. And we’re leading the field with innovative services, introducing new initiatives right across the board.

We are recruiting an Environmental Health Officer (Public Protection Officer) to work in our close knit, friendly and high performing Public Protection team, which sits within Public Health.  Public Protection is transforming; with a much greater emphasis on digital services and case management, mobile and innovative ways of working. 

Which is where you come in: As an Environmental Health Officer in our Health Compliance Team, you will be part of a successful team operating across the whole Food Hygiene, Food Standards and Health & Safety, Infectious Diseases and Private Water Supply arena. You will receive and deal with both proactive and complaint led cases covering food hygiene and safety, health and safety , infectious diseases, private water supplies and Primary Authority partnerships, including commercial health and safety enforcement and accident investigations, Public Health and more.    Plus assist in providing the council's out of hours standby response to public protection emergencies and out of hours

In short you will be part of a holistic and multi-disciplinary team providing advice, enablement, and enforcement; as part of a wider public health delivery agenda.  We promote flexible working, with mobile working and flexible working hours. 

With a degree in Environmental Health, & EHRB registration or equivalent, and you will be able to demonstrate a broad technical background across a range of relevant Environmental Health disciplines.  You will possess excellent people skills allied with the proven ability to listen, explain, negotiate and influence.  You will have a track record of good performance in a busy environment.

This post would be suitable for graduates who have recently completed their EHRB registration

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act – for the effective performance of a customer-facing role).

In return you will receive:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Flexible working
  • At least 25 days holiday
  • A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
  • Leisure and Legal Services discounts
  • Eating Out, Shopping and Entertainment discounts

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