Our client is looking for an experienced Environmental Health Officer/Regulatory Services Officer to work on a 37 hour per week to start on the 11-12-17 until the 02-02-18 with a likely extension yo the contract.
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Start and end times will be confirmed
You will effectively promote (and where appropriate enforce) regulatory compliance across the Client’s functions of food safety, infectious disease control, health and safety and licensing.
Your primary responsibility is to protect the public and the environment and groups such as consumers, tenants, residents and workers.
You will also regulate to achieve local economic growth, for example by improving regulatory outcomes without imposing unnecessary burdens or by providing Primary Authority Services.
MAIN DUTIES (briefly summarise principal duties. Do not list every task):
- You will conduct re-active and pro-active interventions (interventions refers to the provision of advice, inspections, investigations, audits, surveillance and other monitoring/survey activity, and the public health and environmental impact assessment of proposed development or applications for licences/permitted processes).
- You will undertake initiatives to bring about regulatory compliance without the need for enforcement such as by participating in business or consumer education programmes or by working with businesses on accreditation schemes.
- You will carry out initiatives to promote the Client and the service.
- You will support staff training and peer reviews.
- You will be appointed to act or speak on behalf of the service on:
(i) Project teams.
(ii) Specialist sub-groups.
(iii) Multi-agency task teams.
- You will supervise contractors who are engaged by the service.
- You will collaborate with other agencies and organisations and, with colleagues across the Council to carry out joined up consistent enforcement interventions (e.g. with Planning, Building Control, the ASB Hub, Housing Benefits) and to develop and improve joint projects and ways of working.
- You will support the service in meeting its on-call/emergency responsibilities by providing advice by telephone and on-call cover outside of your normal working hours.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- Education and qualifications
You will be educated to at least first degree level in a related discipline or equivalent in experience.
- Professional recognition
You will hold membership of an appropriate institution (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health).
You will be a fully qualified environmental health practitioner and hold the Certificate of Registration by the Environmental Health Registration Board.
- Core regulatory skills
You will be competent in the following areas:
- The assessment of risk.
- Planning your own work effectively to meet our organisational requirements.
- Promoting compliance and exercising professional judgement, as appropriate.
- Providing advice and influencing.
- Interviewing people formally or informally.
- Enforcing relevant legislation, including the accurate drafting and service of Notices.
- Working effectively with businesses and establishing positive relationships.
- Partnership working with other stakeholders.
- Pro-actively acquiring knowledge to support your work.
- Identifying your own learning objectives and putting plans in place.
- IT, literacy and numeracy.
- Providing Primary Authority Services.
EDUCATION & TRAINING:
Membership of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
First Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Health
Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board