Environmental Health Officer

Aberdeen City Council
£30,784 - £40,308 per year
12 Oct 2016
07 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Location: Marischal College
Duration: Permanent and Fixed Term
Hours: 37 hours Full Time, Various Part Time

Please note that salary is dependant on experience.

The Commercial Team is a multi-disciplinary team responsible for regulating 2000+ food businesses, including 20+ Approved Establishments. We are also responsible for occupational health and safety at 4,000 establishments across the city. We have Port Health responsibilities at both the air and seaports A large number of ship sanitation visits and export certificates are issued annually. The team is also responsible for animal health and welfare as well as licensing standards.

In order to ensure a highly skilled and competent task force, the team invest heavily in officer training. The training plan for 2016/17 includes a proposal for all staff to undertake a week long training course relating to food crime. It is anticipated that new recruits would undertake Advanced HACCP training (Level 4) at the earliest opportunity.

A recent recruit to the team stated ‘Since joining the Commercial Team at Aberdeen City Council in February, I have been provided with a number of training opportunities, including: Advanced HACCP; Investigation Skills; and the Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement, which have increased my confidence, competence and professional experience significantly. The work in the service is varied, allowing you to apply your knowledge and enhance your skills daily. The team also work very well in supporting each other, alongside encouragement and guidance from the management team’.

“The Council has access to affordable accommodation within the city which may be available for rent to the successful candidate, for the first 6 months in this key role.  This can be discussed further with the hiring manager    Andrew Morrison on 01224   522490          

Job Purpose
Participate in the fulfilment of the Statutory obligations of the Local Authority in terms of Environmental Health Legislation in order to protect Public Health. This will involve delivery of Environmental Health Services in the area of work as detailed below:-
Commercial Team: Food Safety/Standards, Health and Safety, Animal Health and Welfare, Plans and Licensing, Smoking Ban Enforcement and Port Health.
Environmental Protection: Public Health, Pollution Control and Contaminated Land.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
BSc Environmental Health or equivalent qualification
REHIS Diploma in Environmental Health or equivalent qualification.
Full UK driving Licence

The post holder will be expected to:
Work outwith normal office hours to meet service delivery requirements
Participate in Environmental Health duty rota


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Proven ability to write reports and keep accurate records.
Proven ability to work to deadlines
Proven ability to plan and organise work effectively
Ability to utilise the full range of enforcement sanctions available.

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details

See also:
2. EHOffG14_AV00005841.doc