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Environmental Health Officer

  • Location

    Bideford, Devon

  • Sector:

    Human Resources

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  • Salary:

    £16.06 - £17.06 per hour + Paye / Umbrella

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    4 Months +

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  • Expiry date:


We have an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Health Officer to join our client's offices based in Bideford on a temporary contract basis for 4 months with the possibility of an extension. The client is looking for someone to start ASAP, working full time, 37 hours per week at £16.60 p/h PAYE.

As the Environmental Health Officer, your main duties will include:

  1. To carry out regulatory duties in respect of environmental health regulatory functions (food safety).
  2. To investigate, inspect, assess, make recommendations as to the most appropriate course of action to be taken and remedy where necessary, the above activities. To prepare and sign letters, reports, notices and correspondence, to obtain witness statements, to issue cautions and carry out interviews in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and other codes of practice, to examine, seize, detain or condemn articles as necessary and appropriate, and to undertake prosecutions and attend court and tribunals as necessary.
  3. To provide advice and assistance to members of the public, businesses, Members and other agencies in response to enquiries and complaints, to include (subject to amendment in the light of changing legislation or requirements) the following matters.
  • Food safety/hygiene standards and determination of food hygiene ratings.
  • Health and safety of workplaces covered by the council's statutory enforcement jurisdiction (section 19 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974).
  • Port Health duties if required

To be successful for this Environmental Health Officer post you will need to have:

  • Educated to degree level Environmental Health with additional specialist postgraduate training professional qualification by the Chartered Institute of Environment Health.
  • EHRB registration at Chartered status
  • Completion of Food Standards Agency Lead Officer training
  • A broad knowledge of all Environmental Health subject and specialising in Food Safety and Health & Safety, evidence of CPD
  • Understanding of the legal controls around investigative processes (PACE, RIPA, etc)
  • Applying the statutory Food Law Code of Practice and National Local Authority Enforcement Code for Health & Safety at Work.
  • Ability to apply risk management techniques, control measures including enforcement sanctions.
  • Experience of carrying out a full range of enforcement action including prosecution, improvement notices, prohibition notices, RAN notices
  • Experience in undertaking complex investigations
  • Experience of working with back-office database systems such as IDOX UNIform

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