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Senior Environmental Health Officer

East Renfrewshire
£38,779 - £42,410
Closing date
28 Nov 2021
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East Renfrewshire Council

Senior Environmental Health Officer

DEPARTMENT: Environment


DURATION: Permanent



HOURLY RATE: £21.25 - £23.24

ANNUAL SALARY: £38,779 - £42,410


LOCATION: Thornliebank Depot

Based within the Environmental Health team for East Renfrewshire Council, you will be expected to carry out environmental health functions within East Renfrewshire’s geographical boundaries, with the aim of providing the highest achievable standard of environmental protection and public health care.

You must have a sound knowledge in all aspects of Public Health, Food Law and Health and Safety legislation, in order to monitor and improve standards. To assist in prevention work and relevant projects as required by the Environmental Health Manager. This post will be initially based within the public health team and as part of the senior Environmental health officer will be expected to take a lead role in aspects of public health.

It is essential that applicants hold the REHIS Diploma in Environmental Health, or its equivalent. In addition, you must have the ability to work to specific deadlines and possess excellent communication and IT skills. A current full driving licence is desirable.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

In accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, this post has been designated politically restricted.

Pension Scheme

Employees with a contract of employment for 3 months or more are automatically included in our Local Government Pension Scheme which is a career average scheme. Pension contribution rates are based on a tiered system determined by your annual full time equivalent pensionable pay. For example for those earning up to and including £21,800 the contribution rate you pay is 5.5% of your salary. The council pays the rest of the cost of providing your benefits. This amount varies but it's always enough to make sure your pension can be paid and will be at least 19.3% of your pay. In addition you get tax relief on your contributions - the tax you pay on your salary is calculated after your pension contributions are deducted.

Other main pension benefits include a pension that increases each year in line with price inflation and the ability to exchange some of your pension to provide a tax free lump sum. Further details can be found in the attached document General Information for Applicants or via the Strathclyde Pension Fund website

Recruitment Dates

Closing date: 28 November 2021 at 12am.

Shortlist date: 3 December 2021.

Interview date: 13 December 2021.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact John Davidson, Prevention Services Manager – Environmental Health, on 0141 577 8423.


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