Environmental Health Officer - Kirklees

Paid weekly
27 Sep 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Environmental Health Officer - Kirklees

Pay: GBP27.81 umbrella

Hours: 22 hour week

Duration: 2 month likely ongoing

Sector: Public

Scope: Inside IR-35

My local authority client is looking for someone work within the Environmental Health section, this role is responsible for carrying out the full range of Environmental Health duties as required in the functions of Food Safety and Advice, Health and Safety, Pollution and Noise Control and Animal Health.

The Job:

* Public Protection Services also includes the Licensing and Pest Control Departments, post holders will be expected to work flexibly throughout the Council helping to deliver outcomes depending on need.

* This is a proactive department that strives to achieve service excellence through the effective training and development of the team and use of resources. Team members are expected to participate in CPD training and assist in the training of Student Environmental Health Officers and other staff where appropriate within the Service.

* The role involves responding to and investigating complaints from a variety of sources, carrying out inspections and visits to business and domestic premises, visiting complainants, undertaking monitoring and investigation of industrial processes, sampling air pollution and water quality, issuing legal notices/ documentation to enforce compliance with relevant legislation and providing advice to businesses and the general public as relevant.

* When required, the postholder will also need to conduct interviews in accordance with Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE) code of practice and prepare files for legal proceedings. From time to time, the postholder may also be asked to assist with wider environmental health matters and functions such as Health and Safety, Pollution and Noise Control and Animal Health.


* A degree or diploma in Environmental Health and EHORB registration.

* Excellent understanding of the range of enforcement and legal options in the various functional areas of Environmental Health.

* Knowledge of all aspects of Environmental Health work.

* Excellent team and multi-disciplinary / agency working, demonstrating the ability to work with others to deliver common or shared outcomes.

* Local Authority experience