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Ref no:
PKC07726
Published:
10/9/2021
Closes:
26/9/2021
Location:
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Salary:
£37,559 - £40,487 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week

Job Description

Environmental Health Officer  PKC07726
£37,559 - £40,487 Fixed Term (for up to 12 months)
Pullar House, 35 Kinnuoll Street, Perth PH1 5GD
This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for the Council's Regulatory Services team. We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic EHO to enhance our team. We can offer a dynamic and interesting environment and want to encourage applications from qualified Environmental Health Officers (newly or experienced) looking for a new challenge. You will be based within the Food/Health and Safety team. The role will predominantly be carrying out Food Law inspections. In addition, you will be required to investigate any health and safety accidents and conduct investigations when required. While conducting these inspections the EHO will be expected to assist businesses to adapt with the new changes in Coronavirus regulations. The EHO plays a vital role encouraging compliance and taking enforcement where necessary.
We welcome applications from qualified Environmental Health Officers holding the REHIS Diploma in Environmental Health or its equivalent. In addition applications from those who hold the BSc in Environmental Health or equivalent. The candidate requires to be a highly skilled individual who can demonstrate initiative and take responsibility for decisions to achieve required results. You should have some administrative experience and have good communication and inter-personal skills. There is a requirement to have a detailed knowledge of relevant food and health and safety legislation, guidance, codes of practice.
You should be able to demonstrate effective communications in a range of circumstances and audiences is essential including situations where acceptance is sought for difficult messages, and where a diverse range of views is held.   
Further information available from Sally Laing (Acting) Principal Officer Food/Health and Safety. slaing@pkc.gov.uk
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.
Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.
As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.
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