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Environmental Health Officer (Food and Safety) / Environmental Health Technical Officer

New Forest District Council
Lyndhurst, Hampshire
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Closing date
4 Jun 2023

Environmental Health Technical Officer (P00300)

Salary: £31,326 - £35,030

Environmental Health Officer (Food and Safety) (P00283)

Salary: £35,713 - £38,680 (up to £39,878 with excellent performance)

Full time position although part time hours will be considered.

Are you passionate about Environmental Health and looking for a role that is challenging, rewarding and makes a real difference to the lives of people in the New Forest?

We are excited to offer the opportunity for an Environmental Health Technical Officer and an Environmental Health Officer to join our forward-thinking Food and Safety team.

You will manage your own interesting and varied caseload which includes delivery of food hygiene inspections and proactive health and safety projects, investigating accidents and food complaints, and the licensing and registration of caravan sites, animal welfare businesses and skin piercers.

Who we are looking for:

If you are enthusiastic, innovative and want to positively contribute to driving our service forwards, we would love you to join our team. We are looking for someone who can use their own initiative, be proactive and who enjoys managing a wide range of tasks.

You would ideally have a Degree in Environmental Health or equivalent degree, or Higher Certificate in Food Control with relevant experience in food safety and/or health and safety.

If you are currently working towards the above qualifications, we would still be interested to hear from you.

What’s in it for you?

  • 26 – 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Flexible working of 37 hours per week (part time hours will be considered)
  • Hybrid working
  • Essential car user allowance, and free on-site parking
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Wide range of employee discounts at high street retailers, including supermarkets, stores and restaurants
  • Employee Assistance Programme (free 24 hour legal, financial and personal advice for employees).
  • A Cycle to Work scheme which could save you around 40% on cycles and accessories 
  • Relocation expenses (subject to agreement) 

Looking for a varied work environment?

Our offices in Lyndhurst are in the centre of the picturesque New Forest, with open plan layout and modern meeting spaces. There is also the opportunity to work remotely and on district.  

About us:

The New Forest is one of the largest districts in the country situated on the south coast. It has a unique and diverse environment which includes the outstanding New Forest National Park, thriving towns and villages and a 64 km coastline.

We value and encourage new ideas and creativity, that will contribute to the success of this role and work in a trusting and open culture where every employee is supported and respected. We also recognise the value of a highly motivated and engaged workforce and we actively promote a good work/life balance.

If you're ambitious and passionate, are driven to deliver, and want to be part of our team, we welcome your application.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Ben Stockley, Food and Safety Team Manager, 02380 285348 for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 4th June 2023

Anticipated Interview Date: likely the week commencing the 5 June 2023. 

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