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Ref no:
PKC09374
Published:
19/9/2022
Closes:
10/10/2022
Location:
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Salary:
£38,310 - £40,900 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week

Job Description

Environmental Health Officer - PKC09374
£38,310 - £40,900 
Pullar House, 35 Kinnuoll Street, Perth

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for the Council's Regulatory Services team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Environmental Health Officer (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 initially 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. 

This position plays a vital role not only in encouraging legislative compliance, but carrying out enforcement action, where necessary.

In addition to undertaking Food and Health and Safety duties you may also be required to undertaken duties within the wider Regulatory Services remit in relation to Environmental Health, on a rotational basis.

The Individual

We welcome applications from qualified Environmental Health Officers holding the REHIS Diploma in Environmental Health or its equivalent.

The successful candidate will 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 including situations where acceptance is sought for difficult messages, and where a diverse range of views is held.  

A valid, full UK driving licence is required as in this post you will travel to different locations throughout the Perth & Kinross Council area.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Fiona Patterson on 01738 476479.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent 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.

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.

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. 

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.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.