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Environmental Health Officer/Technical Officer

Luton Borough Council
£28,900 - £41,496 + £2,600 Market Factor Supplement
Closing date
19 Sep 2023

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Environmental Health Officer/Technical Officer

Our ambitious Luton 2040 Vision – that no-one in Luton will have to live in poverty – is at the heart of everything we do. We recognise that our people are remarkable, talented, committed and passionate about serving our residents.

The people of Luton depend heavily on this council – and that means our workforce! Are you ready to realise the remarkable and help us deliver our vision?

Salary: £28,900 - £41,496 a year and additional £2600 Market Factor Supplement for M1-M2 Grade

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Maternity Cover – Up to 12 Months

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity in the Commercial Regulatory Services team, where you will carry out routine inspections of food premises, respond to food and health and safety service requests and where relevant, take appropriate enforcement action to ensure public safety.

The position is available for experienced local authority officers or food safety professionals from the private sector. Applicants from recently qualified officers with relevant food safety experience will be considered.

Training opportunities and further career development provided.

Free car parking and all zones permit.

Free employee assistance programme and staff discounts.

We offer agile, flexible working and are open to job share opportunities.

About you:

This is a public facing role so you will need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing. You will be passionate about environmental health and making a positive difference.

You must have demonstrable experience of securing or improving compliance with health and safety, food safety legislation. You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of environmental health legislation, topical issues and priorities and strategies to secure compliance.

You must possess one of the following:

Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection (awaiting professional assessment pass) or a Degree, Diploma or MSc in Environmental Health.

Additional Information:

We offer a wide range of benefits including local government pension scheme with a generous contribution from us, annual leave and flexible working arrangements to name a few.

In addition to routine and reactive work, there will be many other opportunities for you to take advantage of.

We have close links with the Food Standards Agency with the Achieving Business Compliance (ABC) Strategy, with pilot projects involving our primary authority and routine work.

Located just 22 minutes from London by train, with excellent links to the M1 it makes Luton one of the most affordable commuter towns in the country.

With an ongoing £1.5bn transformation of Luton, including the town centre and relocation of the football ground and new passenger line to London Luton Airport, this is attracting high quality businesses to the area, creating thousands of new jobs, housing, retail and leisure opportunities. It really is an exciting time to join us.

Application process:

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020). A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.

Closing date: 19/09/23






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