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  • Ref no: MOR04491
  • Published: 22/11/19
  • Closes: 6/12/19
  • Location: Council Headquarters High Street Elgin Moray, IV30 1BX
  • Salary: £45,805.50 - £50,065.60 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

To assist the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Manager in the implementation of the functions of the Environmental Health Section in relation to the enforcement of all relevant legislation and approved Council policies in order to protect the general health and wellbeing of the residents in Moray and manage the performance and work allocation of the team.

Manage a team of Officers delivering the aspects of Community Safety/Public Health/Noise/Housing (including Empty Homes and Landlord Registration). This will include preparing FOI information, preparing performance monitoring reports at individual, team and service level, allocating workloads across the team, prepare for and contribute to the handling of audits of the service, appraising staff and performance providing feedback to individuals, teams and the service manager. Assisting the Service Manager in the development of policies, strategies and systems of work to ensure effective and efficient delivery of service and modernisation of working practice including the shift to digital.


To be responsible for the management of and work allocation of the Environmental Health team, performance monitoring and reporting.

Deputising for the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Manager when required.

Contribute to the formulation and implementation of and complying with the objectives, policies and procedures of the Environmental Health Section.

Provide professional expertise support and advice on Environmental Health functions.

Liaison with other Departments and Agencies on all aspects of Environmental Health.

Represent the Council on outside bodies.

Contribute to the effectiveness of the Service.

The Individual

Considerable post qualification experience in Environmental Health

Member of the Royal Environmental Health Institute

REHIS Professional competence

Excellent oral/written communication skills

Analytical approach

IT Skills

Negotiating Skills

Self confident and self motivated 

Sound knowledge of range of Environmental Health duties

Able to lead a team of officers

Motivational skills

Initiative and creativity

Able to plan, delegate and monitor team workload

Satisfactory enhanced ‘Disclosure Scotland’ return required

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van

Ability to work on own initiative and to meet strict deadlines

Effective organisational and time management skills

Appreciation and acceptance of, and commitment to, the importance of confidentiality

Ability to relate well with all levels of staff and customers

Willingness to work in a demanding position where a flexible and corporate approach is required

Willingness to accept direction/delegation

A commitment to deliver quality services to agreed standards

Confident and assertive


Appreciation, acceptance and commitment to the importance of confidentiality

Ability to make site visits when required including accessing restricted spaces

Ability to work in an open plan office.

Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service

Ability to work in different offices dependent on service requirements

Able to work in a wide range of business environments, e.g. retail, factories, farms etc

Closing Date: 6th December 2019

Starting Salary: £45,805.50

£24.30 per hour

36.25 hours per week

Interviews to be held on Tuesday 14th January 2020.  Invites for interview will not be sent until January 2020.

For further information contact: Karen Sievewright (01343) 563356



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