Principle Environmental Health Officer

  • Permanent
  • Devon, United Kingdom
  • £36,876 per annum

Principle Environmental Health Officer
A client of mine in East Devon is looking for a Principle Environmental Health Officer to join their team on a permanent basis, You will be responsible for providing an effective and comprehensive, customer-focused service in accordance with legislation and agreed service standards acting as lead officer for Environmental Protection (environmental/animal activities permits, air quality, community protection, noise and other statutory nuisance, national assistance funerals, bathing water quality, contaminated land, pest control, found dogs, and planning/licensing consultations) matters.

About you
You must possess an in-depth understanding of the effective application of related legislation and enforcement processes and be qualified, as a minimum, to the equivalent of Environmental Health Officer level – ideally you will be a member of the CIEH. In addition, you will hold and ILM level 5 or equivalent qualification in management or have equivalent experience. Recent experience of delivering a similar service; managing and motivating a team; and reviewing, developing, implementing and monitoring environmental health policy and strategy are also essential. You will also be adept at utilising technology for service delivery and able to make timely and confident decisions on complex matters as well as having excellent communication and influencing skills.

Education/Training
Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health and EHRB registration
NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
Evidence of continuing professional development and post graduate training

Knowledge
Up to date, detailed professional knowledge of relevant legislation, codes of practice and guidance
Good level of awareness of current environmental health issues
A good understanding of current issues in local government

Skills and Abilities
Good organisation and able to prioitise and manage conflicting demands
Accuracy and attention to detail, particularly when working to tight deadlines
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to put into practice plain English principles and adapt to different audiences.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, databases and ICT systems
Able to carry out independent research
Drive and enthusiasm
Presentation and facilitation skills

Successful experience in
Understanding of the legal controls around investigative processes (PACE, RIPA etc)
Demonstrable experience in a similar role
Good working knowledge of the application of risk management principles in business
Successfully advising others on the practical application of the principles of environmental health issues in a real work environment

Special requirements
A valid driving licence and own car are essential (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act).
Requirement for some routine out of office hours working or additional working to meet peak workloads or other contingencies of the work.

Please note this role falls inside IR35
To apply for this position please email an updated version of your CV to <a href="mailto:kotton@strid

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