Public Health Officer

South Staffordshire Council
£32,798 - £36,371
Closing date
3 Jul 2022


Public Health Officer – Combined Food Safety, Health & Safety, Animal Welfare Licensing and Environmental Protection post (Fixed Term 18 Months)

(37 hours per week £32,798 - £36,371 plus Essential Car User Allowance of up to £1k)

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Environmental Health Officer to join our busy Environmental Health & Licensing Team. The post will cover both Commercial and Environmental Protection work.

Why work for South Staffordshire Council

South Staffordshire is a diverse district, made up of a collection of large and small villages, each with its own distinctive character set in an attractive semi-rural area on the western edge of the West Midlands conurbation.  Around 80% of the district is Green Belt and we are also home to some major employers such as Jaguar Land Rover and Moog Aerospace.

We are an exciting and award-winning IESE UK Council of the Year 2022, that has lots to offer.  We support agile ways of working and flexible working patterns.  Employees can benefit from an excellent flexi scheme with up to 24 days per year. The offices are open to staff from 7.30am to 6.30pm and remote working hours are from 6am to 11pm.  Other benefits include discounted leisure memberships, buying of annual leave scheme, free car parking, payment of one professional membership fee, essential car user allowance and supporting the well- being of our staff. 

Our main offices in Codsall have undergone major refurbishment work and is now a real modern community hub with partner organisations, local businesses, library, doctors’ surgery, and cafe all in one central location.

Our friendly team is relatively small, and this along with the diverse nature of the district will give you scope to broaden your experience.  Your enthusiasm and motivation will be rewarded with opportunities to initiate and become involved in exciting projects and work with partners to make a real difference in South Staffordshire. 

Public Health Officer / EHO
Combined Food Safety, Health & Safety, Animal Welfare and Environmental Protection post (Fixed Term minimum 18 months), full time, but consideration will be given to part-time applicants.

This role is multidisciplinary. You may or may not have experience in all these areas, but the main areas of interest are highlighted in bold below:

Food safety interventions, food complaint investigations, coronavirus regulation advice and enforcement (when required), health and safety investigations, animal welfare licensing inspections, general environmental protection statutory nuisance, housing, caravan site licensing and planning consultations.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Environmental Health degree or equivalent qualification or relevant subject area experience
  • EHRB certificate of registration
  • In depth knowledge preferred in one or more of the following: food safety, health and safety, animal welfare licensing legislation, environmental protection, housing and mobile homes legislation.
  • Current food safety competency requirements for food safety work.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to deal with a wide range of challenging situations.
  • Ability to evaluate information, assess compliance and have relevant experience in the enforcement of regulatory work.

Applications for this post are invited from Environmental Health Officers/Practitioners

If you are a qualified Environmental Health Officer/Practitioner with relevant experience, we would love to hear from you.  We are open to a range of workable options to be able to accommodate the right candidate(s).

We would ideally like to recruit an Officer who can hit the ground running and have the experience to take on complex cases.

Closing Date for Applications:  If you would like to join our forward-thinking Environmental Health & Licensing team, please apply by midnight on 3rd July 2022

Interview Date is expected to be 20th July 2022

You are welcome to contact the Assistant Team Managers, for an informal discussion about the vacancy:

Food Safety, Health & Safety & Animal Welfare – Jasmin Thomas, telephone 07966 255171 or by email

Environmental Protection, Housing & Corporate Safety – Lee Jamieson, telephone 07966 255191 or by e-mail

For further information and how to apply visit our website: .



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