Environmental Health Officer

Copeland Borough Council
£32,798 - £35,336
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Food Safety, Health and Safety
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer

Location:  Moresby Parks, Whitehaven, Cumbria

Closing Date:  Thursday, 30 June 2022 - 12:00pm

Interview Date:  Week commencing 11 July 2022

Salary:   £32798 - £35336

Contract: Permanent

Hours Per Week: 37

Are you interested in making a difference to your Community? Are you self-motivated and have an adaptable, flexible approach and keen to develop? If YES, then we have an exciting opportunity to join our team.

You will be responsible for the inspection of premises (food safety, health & safety);  investigation of food safety, nuisance and health and safety complaints, RIDDOR notifications and infectious disease notifications.  You will undertake private water and food sampling.  Your role will also include promotion of environmental health including providing training courses and advice to the public and businesses.

We are looking for an individual that can hit the ground running, so a background in food law enforcement or previous experience within a Local Authority EHO Food Safety Role would be advantageous.

What you’ll need:

  • A degree in Environmental Health or other relevant qualifications and competency
  • EHRB registration
  • Knowledge of current legislation relating to Environmental Health
  • Full, valid, driving licence and access to personal transport
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to manage a varied caseload

What we offer you:                                                     

  • £32,798 - £35,336 salary
  • 32 days annual leave increasing to 38 days with continuous local government service
  • Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
  • Essential car user allowance
  • Access to training and development
  • Hybrid working, combining work from home with site visits and office base
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Lifestyle & Wellbeing Benefits - Eye care vouchers, a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Computer Scheme

With its stunning heritage coastline, outstanding and culturally significant landscape including the Western Lake District World Heritage site, the best preserved Georgian town in the country and a picturesque historic harbour, Copeland is a popular place to live and visit.  It is home to the famous “Wainwright’s Coast to Coast” and C2C Cycle route, and a short distance to some of the most beautiful mountains and lakes in England.  The Borough is also one of the most affordable housing locations in England.

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