Environmental Health Officer
Temporary / Full Time (Late Evening/ Weekend work may be required to meet the needs of the service)
Salary - DOE
We are currently looking for an Environmental Health Officer on a temporary basis. If you have all the relevant experience and available immediately please get in touch today.
Key areas / experience required:
Planning & licensing consultation(s) and complaint work - Pollution/Waste/fly tipping/ noise/statutory nuisance etc). The role will also include writing reports, reviewing webpages, policies and procedures within the team and provide advice/support to other officers within the team on a day to day basis.
Key Results Areas
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. To carry out monitoring and sampling, as and when required, in respect of air, water, soil or other matters as appropriate.
5. To regulate Private Water Supplies in accordance with the requirements of relevant legislation.
6. To support Local Air Quality Management work of the team as directed.
7. 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.
8. To undertake surveys as and when required in respect of water, noise and other relevant pollution matters.
9. To advise on planning applications in respect of environmental health issues.
10. To attend meetings of the Council, working parties, liaison groups, outside bodies or any other similar group as and when required.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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)