Environmental Health Officer

Oxford City Council
£36,498 to £37,648
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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Food Safety
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Environmental Health Officer
Job reference: 002124
Service Area / Directorate: Regulatory Services and Community Safety
Salary and Grade: G7: £36,498 to £37,648 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
Contract: Permanent 
Hours per week: 37
Location: Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers/Work from home

The role
Oxford City Council is a forward thinking innovative local authority looking for a dynamic, experienced and enthusiastic Environmental Health Officer to play a key part in our multi-disciplinary Business Regulation Team. You will apply a wide range of regulatory measures aimed at maintaining the safety of our communities within the fields of Food Safety, Infectious Disease investigation and Workplace Health & Safety. You will be supported by an established team of experienced officers who have delivered excellent service in the face of challenges such as the Covid pandemic and changing regulatory demands. 

You will be responsible for the monitoring and enforcement of standards with the ultimate aim of improving all categories of food premises for food hygiene. Checking and examining food safety management systems, serving notices and closing food premises where necessary all are part of the role. Similarly, dealing with notifications of infectious disease cases and outbreaks, conducting serious accident investigations and the preparation and serving of statutory notices under related legislation all will be involved. You will need to be comfortable with working in a busy environment and managing a diverse case load. The work requires the ability to communicate with a diverse stakeholder group including councillors, members of the public and other enforcement agencies. Team members also engage proactively with the communities they serve by attending forums and community groups to provide information and advice. We operate a flexible working policy.

About us
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status.   In 2021 our department, working with the other Oxfordshire Council regulators, won the national Regulatory Excellence Award Covid category (BEIS). Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.

With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document.  Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements.  More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.  

Closing Date:      16 August 2022
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s):    Week commencing 30 August 2022 

For an informal discussion about the post please contact David Stevens on 01865 252556 or email dstevens@oxford.gov.uk

We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.



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