Environmental Health Officer

HR Transactional Services Bury Council
Bury, Greater Manchester
£35,336 - £37,568
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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General Environmental Health
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has risen, to work in a thriving Greater Manchester town. We are seeking to appoint 2 qualified Environmental Health Officers to join our Neighbourhoods Enforcement Team. We would also welcome interest from final year Environmental Health students or post graduate students completing their professional Environmental Health Qualification.

The successful candidate(s) will be working as part of a friendly team and will deal with a broad range of matters including statutory nuisances, drainage, public health complaints, environmental crime, unauthorised traveller encampments on public land, and responding to planning applications. There may also be opportunities to assist with other areas of Public Protection to assist with professional development as well as emergency response work.

Experience within Neighbourhoods Enforcement is preferable but essential. You will work in a highly supportive environment, be encouraged to make decisions and exercise your professional judgement

As an Environmental Health Officer you will be expected to manage your own workload to ensure targets are met and to work as part of a team. 

We are looking for candidates who can gather, collate and present evidence, determine and implement the best course of action to resolve issues relating to neighbourhoods enforcement work.

You will need to have a flexible approach to deal with proactive and reactive issues; and you will be responsible for managing a caseload with a diverse range of jobs each day.

You will have the opportunity to develop professionally and have a part of the Public Protection gain experience in a wide range of duties. Training will also be provided where necessary to ensure you maintain your competency and help you develop your professional role and move forward with your career.

The Neighbourhoods Enforcement Team is part of the Public Protection Service which deals with other areas within Environmental Health including Trading Standards, Animal Welfare and Licensing.

The post requires a fully qualified Environmental Health Officer, although final year and post graduate Environmental Health students anticipating EHRB registration are encouraged to apply.

You should have knowledge of current legislation relating to environmental health and good communication skills together with the associated enthusiasm and commitment to fulfil the requirements of the post applied for. Neighbourhoods Enforcement work is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to improve the living conditions for both individuals and communities living in Bury.

The permanent full time post(s) are Grade 12 (£35,336 - £37,568 - SCP 31 – 33), and contracted to 37 hours per week worked in accordance with the Bury Council’s flexitime and agile working policies.  

A driving licence is required as a car user allowance is payable.

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Appointment is subject to an enhanced satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Employee Benefits include:

·         Local Government Pension Scheme.

·         A range of attractive work/life balance policies in place together with a number of employee benefit and health and wellbeing offers including employee assistance programme.

·         25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days’ after 5 years (pro rata for part time)

·         Fantastic training and development opportunities

·         Employee discount scheme which provides discounts with local business within the borough as well as a cycle to work scheme and car lease scheme

We support employees to work with agility, where appropriate for the post and service requirements.

We are committed to Bury being an equal society that recognises values and embraces all people, regardless of any difference, for the skills, abilities and experiences they bring into the workforce and the wider community. Therefore we guarantee an interview for disabled people, looked after children/ care leavers, armed forces personnel (including reservists and veterans) and carers of adults or disabled children if they meet the essential criteria. 

About Bury

The Metropolitan Borough of Bury covers just under 100 km2 and has a population over approximately 182,000.

Bury is famous for its open-air Bury Market which has been voted best market in Britain over a number of years. Manufactured in the Town is its famous delicacy Bury Black Pudding and is now exported worldwide. Bury has excellent public transport connections to the City of Manchester via the Metrolink and buses. Bury Town Centre has been awarded a prestigious Purple Flag award in recognition of its thriving evening and night-time economy.

As a member of Greater Manchester, you will have the opportunity to work within a small and vibrant borough. From the open rural green spaces in Ramsbottom with the heritage East Lancashire Railway line to hustle and bustle of Prestwich Village, a stone’s throw from Manchester City Centre, you can enjoy a varied and challenging role within Public Protection.

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