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Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, ML1 1AB
£39,728 - £43,750 per year per annum
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35 hours per week
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In North Lanarkshire, we’re ambitious; for our residents and the people who work here, for our services and the people who provide them, and for our communities and partners. To help us to deliver upon our plans and aspirations, we are recruiting for 2 Environmental Health Officers.

As the 4th largest authority in Scotland, we want to do more and have ongoing plans to regenerate our communities, develop Smarter Homes, create employment and attract investment to North Lanarkshire by ensuring communities and our local environment are attractive places to live and work. The substantive office base for the team is Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB, but you will operate on a hybrid working arrangement as part of a team responsible for the efficient delivery and administration of all pollution control, public health and general environmental health related functions covering a geographical area within North Lanarkshire.

The main duties of the post include undertaking investigation work measuring noise levels and assessing any potential noise impact; investigating general pollution control issues on a reactive basis; responding to statutory planning consultations in relation to air quality and contaminated land issues; investigation of public health complaints, including statutory nuisance investigation and assessment; assisting in the development of policies and strategies. The job requires that work is updated promptly on the Council’s database systems in line with the designated response times.

Whilst it is essential that qualified Environmental Health Officers hold the REHIS Diploma in Environmental Health, or its equivalent, we are also keen to receive applications from degree qualified students who are sitting these professional examinations in September 2023. You must have a sound knowledge of current pollution control, public health and environmental protection and be able to demonstrate experience in pollution control work or environmental health. In addition, you must have the ability to work to specific deadlines and possess excellent communication and IT skills. A current driving licence is essential. REHIS membership is desirable.

The successful candidate will be required to participate in an out-of-hours standby service.

Interviews will be held week commencing 4th September 2023.

For an informal discussion please contact Mark Findlay on 07939 284793 or Fiona Maguire on 07984 279014.

Working here at North Lanarkshire Council

If you’re considering a career with us, you’ll be keen to know what’s in it for you. We have a great package of benefits available, from health and wellbeing to finances and family. This includes 27 days annual leave and 6 public holidays*, and a wide range of offers available to you through our NLLife reward site. We also have a full package of learning and development through our learning academy LearnNL to help you reach your full potential and further your career.

For more information on local authority careers visit the myjobscotland career hub

North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a Smarter Working Policy.

Click here to see our Recruitment Charter.

*For all casual/sessional roles, you will receive 12.1% of your hourly rate for every hour worked in total recompense for annual leave, including public holidays. These rates will be indicated separately on your payslip. You will only be paid for the hours that you work.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

We have also adopted the Armed Forces Community Covenant to show our support for service personnel, veterans and their families. We offer a guaranteed interview for service leavers, spouses, reservists and veterans, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

North Lanarkshire Council is committed to #KeepingThePromise. This means that if you have ever been in care (looked after at home with a social worker, lived with a relative other than your parents, experienced foster, residential or secure care) you are entitled to a guaranteed interview for this post, as long as you meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description. This is one way North Lanarkshire is demonstrating our commitment to supporting Care-Experienced People.

The Plan for North Lanarkshire is to be the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit. The Council recognises that work is an important part of adult life and is critical to our wellbeing and shaping how we live. The Fair Work Convention’s Framework defines Fair Work as work that offers effective voice, fulfilment, opportunity, respect and security. We believe Fair Work can boost creativity, realise untapped potential and increase productivity. To find out more click on the link.

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, and Audio. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 01698 403151.

The following link contains our Easy Read documents which will help explain the process and what happens during the selection process: Easy Read – My NL


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