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Environmental Health Officer



Salary  - DOE

Full Time / Temporary for at least 6 months initially


Job Purpose

Under the supervision of the Principal Environmental Health Officer (Environmental Protection), carry out all duties in respect of the enforcement of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice in accordance with Council policy and practices, in respect of premises or land in the City, so as to provide an efficient and effective service.


Key Results Areas

  • To undertake programmed and routine inspections of premises in accordance with relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice, together with written policies and procedures where appropriate, so as to ensure compliance with relevant statutes.


  • To determine applications and carry out programmed and routine inspections of premises subject to licences, permits or registrations issued by the Service Area in respect of air pollution, waste, noise or other relevant area of work.


  • To investigate and carry out follow up procedures regarding complaints in respect of any aspect of the work of the section, including pollution, noise, waste, statutory nuisance, water, or any other relevant area of work. 


  • To carry out monitoring and sampling, as and when required, in respect of air, water, soil or other matters as appropriate.


  • To regulate Private Water Supplies in accordance with the requirements of relevant legislation.


  • To support Local Air Quality Management work of the team as directed.


  • Generally to carry out all appropriate administrative functions, respond to all matters and maintain proper records in accordance with Service Area policies to include use of information systems within the Service Area.


  • To undertake surveys as and when required in respect of water, noise and other relevant pollution matters.


  • To advise on planning applications in respect of environmental health issues.


  • To attend meetings of the Council, working parties, liaison groups, outside bodies or any other similar group as and when required.


  • To assist in training, the promotion of health education or other health initiatives as and when required and to assist in student and work placement training.


  • To draft letters, notices and schedules of work as necessary, in accordance with the Council Enforcement Policy and PACE, and investigate offences and prepare statements and case files for prosecutions and attend a Court of Law to give evidence when necessary.


  • To liaise with staff of the Service Area and to undertake the presentation of information in relation to Continued Professional Development Programme of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.


  • To take reasonable care of own and others safety; to co-operate with managers/ supervisors in complying with statutory health & safety duties; to report incidents, accidents, faults etc.



Qualifications and Experience

Diploma in Environmental Health or Degree in Environmental Health

Registered with the Environmental Health Officers Registration Board (or able to achieve this within 6 months of appointment)



Special Conditions

Working hours

The post holder will be required to occasionally work outside normal office hours, including evenings and weekends, for which the equivalent time off in lieu will be given.


Additional Qualifications

Possession of Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control or an alternative appropriate qualification, or the attainment of such a qualification, within 3 years of appointment.      

Appearance while on duty

As the role will mean representing the Council on official business, there is a requirement for the post holder to adhere to a smart appearance when on duty.


Transfer between teams

The post holder will be required to work within other Environmental Health teams from time to time, as instructed by the Environmental Health Manager.


If you have relevant experience and available asap please apply today.