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Montrose House, 154 Montrose Crescent, Hamilton, ML3 6LB
£35,530.80 - £41,115 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Job Title: Environmental Health Officer/Technical Officer (Food Safety Officer), Regulatory Services
Salary: Grade 3 Level 2-4/Grade 3 Level 2
Council: South Lanarkshire Council
Position Location: Montrose House, Montrose House, 154 Montrose Crescent, Hamilton

*** Previous applicants need not apply ***

Job Description

South Lanarkshire Council are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, self motivated Environmental Health Officer or Food Safety Officer who can accept and tackle demanding goals to ensure effective service delivery.

The successful candidate will be based within our Food and Business Regulation team and must be able to meet the qualification and competency requirements detailed in the Food Law Code of Practice (Scotland) in respect of official controls for food law.

Applicants for the Environmental Health Officer (EHO) post should hold the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) Diploma in Environmental Health or have received confirmation from REHIS of the equivalency of their qualifications. Where applicants consider their qualifications to be equivalent to the REHIS Diploma in Environmental Health contact should be made directly with the Institute by e mailing contact@rehis.comThe Institute will provide details of the assessment process including anticipated timescales and fees for the assessment.

Applicants for the Food Safety Officer (FSO) post should hold The Scottish Food Safety Officers’ Registration Board (SFSORB) Higher Certificate in Food Practice OR Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection and Higher Certificate in Food Standards Inspection.

Applications will be accepted from Students/Graduate Trainee EHO/FSO’s intending to sit their professional examinations at a REHIS diet in 2023.

Subject to your qualifications you will be responsible for undertaking food law inspections, health and safety inspections, accident investigations, dealing with a range of complaints including food complaints, infectious disease surveillance, caravan site licensing enforcement, responding to licensing consultations and issuing export health certificates.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent computer skills and have the ability to organise your workload in an effective and productive way.

The ability to travel throughout the South Lanarkshire Council area is essential. A council vehicle will be provided.

For additional information please contact Karen Wardrope, Divisional Environmental Health Officer on 07585 404775.


Please Apply online

All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.

Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.




The Individual

As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 33 days annual leave
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working including consideration of a condensed working weeks e.g 4 day working week, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave.
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema.
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)
  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
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  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged