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Environmental Health Officer (Food Safety & Public Health)

Colchester Borough Council
£32,691.89 - £38,496.61
Closing date
30 Nov 2021

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Food Safety, Public Health
EH Practitioner
Salary Band
£30,000 - £39,999
Contract Type
Full Time
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Environmental Health Officer (Food Safety & Public Health)

Job Reference: PU18

Department: Communities

Location: Rowan House

Salary: CMG 8 £32,691.89-£38,496.61

Contract status/type: Fix Term (Maternity Cover) until 21st November 2022

Working hours: 37 Hours per week

Closing date: 30th November 2021

Interview date: Week commencing the 15th November 2021

A unique opportunity exists for an Environmental Health Officer or Environmental Health Practitioner seeking a new challenge or step in to a new area of Environmental Health. Colchester is a diverse Borough; it is the oldest recorded town in the UK, has an ever-modernising community and a rapidly expanding urban centre surrounded by delightful open countryside, picturesque villages and coastline. We also have a large Garrison community, a thriving University with a large student population and one of the best Zoos’ in Europe.

We are looking for an Environmental Health Officer who has a desire for personal growth, continual challenge and who will embrace a holistic approach to improving outcomes for the residents, visitors and businesses of Colchester.

The Council recognises the key role Environmental Health has in protecting, sustaining and improving people’s quality of life. At Colchester Borough Council all environmental health teams sit within our Communities Group alongside other regulatory services such as Licensing, Environmental Protection, Private Sector Housing and Building Control.

You can expect a busy and varied workload. The role is based primarily within the Food Safety Team, providing advice and dealing with all issues relating to food inspections, s food poisoning, food hygiene, Environmental Health certification and animal licensing. 

As part of Environment Health work, we would expect you to undertake engagement work with partner services and promote Environmental Health as an effective means of preventing ill health through your work and Inspections.

You will need to be motivated, flexible and committed to personal development and be able to manage a large and varied workload.

If you have the required technical skills along with excellent communication skills then we want to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact Jon Ruder, Licensing, Food and Safety Manager on 01206 282840

You can find out more about Colchester Borough Council and the services it provides at

To download an application form and further information for this vacancy, and to find out more about working for Colchester Borough Council, please visit our website -  Please remember to include the job title and reference number on your application form.

Applications will not be accepted after midnight on the closing date.                   

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