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Ref no:
PKC07727
Published:
10/9/2021
Closes:
26/9/2021
Location:
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Salary:
£29,676 - £32,942 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week

Job Description

Public Health Compliance Officer PKC07727
£29,676 - £32,942 Fixed Term (for 18 months)
Pullar House, 35 Kinoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD
The successful applicant will be required to provide advice to businesses on compliance with Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (‘Covid Regulations’) and provide feedback, reports and recommendations for further action to the Regulatory Services Manager. 
Assist Officers in their duties under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Directions by Local Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (‘Powers Regulations’) Carry out inspections of business premises to assess compliance with the Covid Regulations and related statutory and other guidance. Provide written feedback where required and reports to line manager outlining issues and recommendations for further action. Carry out enforcement work under the Powers Regulations, including serving Directions and Prohibition Notices. Undertake other functions and roles at a similar level as and when required and provide professional advice, information and assistance to the general public and other interested stakeholders. From time to time the postholder duties may require to perform duties other than those given in the job description and/or outwith normal hours, but without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. 

Requirements

Engage with colleagues in other council services who must have regard of the requirements of the Covid Regulations, providing guidance as required; Participate in working groups, where deemed necessary, to promote consistency of understanding, interpretation of application of Covid Regulation and guidance; Assist other sections of Regulatory Services with other enforcement duties, including those associated with EU departure such as food export health certification, market surveillance around product safety, etc. as required; Advising on legislation & applying standards/guidance and/or working within Regulatory Services; Provide advice to the public; be familiar with the use of IT and packages such as Microsoft Teams, Word and Excel
Knowledge of data protection requirements and maintaining confidentiality when carrying out duties

The Individual

The post holder must be prepared to: 
Work outwith normal working hours where required, including weekends; Experience of contaminated land/environmental health based on academic/vocational and/or related field experience; Be able to communicate clearly and effectively with the public, other professionals and colleagues and in accordance with the Council's Employee Code of Conduct; Be in possession of A full UK driving licence; Be educated to HNC level or equivalent and have enforcement and advisory experience; be able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
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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