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Environmental Health Officer

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  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

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  • Salary:

    Up to £30.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Environmental Health Practitioner

Akton has an opening for an experienced EHO in the midlands

Main Purpose and scope of the post:

* To carry out the enforcement of all relevant provisions of environmental health legislation.

* To undertake inspections for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the relevant legislation and to investigate complaints.

* To assist and support the team manager in implementing the service plans and ensuring the service fulfils its statutory functions and a wider public protection role.

* To provide advice and education to the public and businesses on environmental health/public health issues.

Specific Post Responsibilities:

1. To carry out routine/programmed inspections of business/trading premises to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation.

2. To carry out sampling of food and other products and substances and test purchasing for examination or analysis.

3. To undertake formal investigations of of complaints, accidents and outbreaks of infectious diseases under minimal supervision, including background research, obtaining statements, gathering physical and documentary evidence and preparing prosecution reports.

4. The service of statutory notices (subject to qualifications and experience) for ensuring compliance with relevant legislation.

5. Prepare reports for submission to Council committees and other audiences working to tight timescales and deadlines.

6. To appear in Courts and at Public Enquiries as may be required.

7. To study and keep appraised of the scope of work carried out by the Regulatory Service and the changes in relevant legislation.

8. To attain and maintain a sound working knowledge in the areas of environmental health work assigned to the post.

9. To provide advice to the public, traders and businesses on relevant public protection matters.

10. To provide detailed advice to and have regular liaison with larger businesses under the Home/ Primary Authority principle.

11. To participate in public relation exercises, displays, and exhibitions for consumers, traders and other representative groups.

12. To research and draft information in the form of leaflets on new or existing regulatory legislation for use by the service, consumers, businesses and other agencies.

13. Assist with the scrutiny of planning applications concerning applications which may be affected by the work of the service

14. To develop initiatives and policies for the development of the service and the promotion of public health and safety and public protection.

15. To allocate work to technical support officers and monitor results.