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Environmental Health Officer - Food, H&S and Animal Licensing

Ashfield District Council
£36,648 - £39,186
Closing date
18 Feb 2024

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Food Safety, Health and Safety
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer - Food, H&S and Animal Licensing

Reference - ADC1401 Salary details - £36648 - £39186  Job term - Full Time Hours – 37

Ashfield is renowned for its welcoming, supportive, and passionate communities, the area boasts a mix of beautiful countryside, complemented by award winning urban and country parks. There are also some fantastic leisure centres and attractions for visitors. The area has excellent road, rail, and transport links with three rail stations in the district, along the Robin Hood line, connecting with Worksop (to the North) and Nottingham (to the South) and access to a mix of affordable housing, schools, colleges, and shopping centres.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to carry out the full range of day-to-day functions and duties of an Environmental Health Officer, in accordance with legislative requirements and the Council’s policies and objectives.

The successful candidate will be innovative and forward thinking and be required to provide a high-quality service to the public, the business community, internal departments, and external organisations. You will assist in achieving the Environmental Health Section’s aim to maintain and improve environmental conditions to the benefit of public health.

A demonstrable record of relevant experience in food safety and health and safety at work are essential criteria for this position and you will be qualified to Diploma or Degree level in Environmental Health (or equivalent).

You may also be required to undertake inspections with regards to Animal Welfare and some inspections and audits associated with the beauty industry, including massage or special treatments. You may be required to respond to service requests relating to environmental protection concerns.

You will be an excellent communicator with a strong commitment to excellent customer service and be able to deal effectively with difficult situations achieving positive outcomes.

A commitment to team working is paramount to this post as is the requirement and ability to analyse complex information and make informed decisions with often conflicting demands and keep up to date with current legislation, regulations, guidance, and technical developments.

This is a demanding job with a varied workload and a requirement to meet strict deadlines with a risk-based approach, therefore a high level of self-motivation and the ability to take the lead and make decisions on specific pieces of work are essential qualities.

Applications are invited from candidates with a Degree in Environmental Health who have completed their professional registration, although consideration will also be given to newly qualified candidates, and to those who have almost completed their professional EHORB registration.

Unfortunately this position does not offer sponsorships.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Janet Catley-Young, Team Manager for Environmental Health by email  at:  or telephone: 01623 457417

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Canvassing of Members of the Council (directly or indirectly) for any appointment shall disqualify the candidate for that appointment. Applicants should disclose if they are related to a Member or Officer of the Authority.

Closing Date: 18th February 2024

Interview date  Week commencing 26th February 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Ashfield District Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the Community.




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