Lead Environmental Health Practitioner (Health & Safety, Primary Authority)

Cheshire West and Chester Council
Ellesmere Port
£37,261 - £43,366
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

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Lead Environmental Health Practitioner (Health & Safety, Primary Authority)

We are looking for a “can do” environmental health practitioner who wants to take the next step up into management to lead on health and safety enforcement responsibilities and Primary Authority development. 

Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

This role would suit an experienced officer who has undertaken some management training and wants the opportunity to put this into practice, and/or a natural manager, business advisor and investigator with excellent communication skills, a passion for public protection and business growth and supervising leading teams.

 A diploma or degree in environmental health, or equivalent, with experience in health and safety is essential for the role with other experience in food safety and standards, zoos, hygiene and outbreak management and Primary Authority partnerships desirable.  Consideration will also be given to exceptional part qualified candidates with significant equivalent experience who are able to demonstrate competency to undertake the suite of functions.  Ideally you will have comprehensive knowledge of environmental health and public heath laws and procedures.

 In return for your hard work, we offer

  • a competitive salary
  • experience in a modern unitary Council with an excellent reputation
  • training opportunities;
  • hybrid and flexible working;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS);
  • Working Rewards scheme including “Workfit” subsidised leisure membership and more……

 A driving licence is essential for this role

PLEASE NOTE – Our Cheshire West job descriptions are generic with specific role requirements being outlined in the advert (as above) as well as the person specification. Please ensure you address the requirements in both in any application.

To discuss the role in more detail, please contact Lyn Collins, Senior Manager, Lyn.collins@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk on 07786111289

No candidate will meet every single desired requirement. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

In your application you should ensure that you provide evidence of how you have demonstrated meeting the Council’s core competencies of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

The contractual work location for this role is listed above however you may be required to work from a range of work locations or sites within the Borough and may also be required to work from home, depending on the needs of the service.

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 If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

 Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.  Please click the Equality Policy for more information.

 Cheshire West and Chester Council have adopted a Local Living Wage for our employees which means that all employees will receive a minimum of £9.90 per hour for all contracted hours.

 For any technical enquiries please email Sourcingteam@ecwip.co.uk Please quote job reference number in all correspondence.

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