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Senior / Environmental Health Officer
  • Employer: Uttlesford District Council (Essex)
  • Reference: UDCE/20/138474
  • Published: Tue 22/12/2020, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/01/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, part-time may be considered
  • Salary: Salary £35,745 rising to £42,821
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Saffron Walden, Essex

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Senior / Environmental Health Officer

Uttlesford is a thriving predominantly rural District in north-west Essex, 16 miles south of Cambridge. We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated and qualified Environmental Health Officer or Senior Environmental Health Officer with a good working knowledge in the field of Environmental Protection and/or Private Sector Housing.

As a member of our small multi-disciplinary team you will be involved in a wide variety of service areas include, pollution control, air quality and noise monitoring, private water supplies, contaminated land, licensing, planning consultations and private sector housing. At times you may also be asked to investigate statutory nuisances, assist with grants, animal welfare inspections and other tasks to support the wider Environmental Health Service.

You will work from home initially, although you will be required to travel to Uttlesford to conduct inspections and visits. A full current driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

Our closely bonded team is committed to provide an excellent service to our residents, the business community and our partners. We are seeking a candidate with excellent skills in communication, prioritising and planning. It is essential you have a ‘can do’ attitude work, be self-motivated and willing to get involved in different work streams and take initiative. You must be able to take responsibility for a varied caseload and be committed to team working.

The successful candidate for the Environmental Health position will be a qualified Environmental Health Officer, EHRB registered or with Chartered Status who is wishing to develop professionally and gain experience in a wide range of duties. To qualify for the Senior Environmental Health Officer position you must also be experienced, preferably hold relevant post graduate qualifications, take responsibility for complex casework and be willing to manage staff.

Whilst experience in both Environmental Protection and Private Sector Housing is ideal, this is not a requirement of the post.  37 hours (full-time) or part-time for the right candidate

Benefit package for the above post includes:

• Paid holidays
• Learning and Development Programme
• Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health
• Flex scheme and currently working from home
• Volunteering opportunities
• Vine extras – Employee discount scheme
• Health and Wellbeing/Time to Change commitment

For an informal discussion please contact Marcus Watts, Environmental Health Manager (Protection) on 01799 510595.

If you are interested in this post, please apply via our online recruitment link which is available on our website https://www.uttlesford.gov.uk/for-jobs/Applying-for-a-job

Closing date for completed applications is 31 January 2021.

Interviews will be held via Zoom following the closing date.

CVs will not be accepted