Contract Type: Permanent

Position: Type: Full time

Hours: 36 hours per week

Location: East Neighbourhood Center, 101 Niddrie mains Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4DS or Waverley Court, Market Street, Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council is a predominantly urban Local Authority with a population of approximately 500,000. Edinburgh is a popular tourist destination with visitors coming to see the city’s museums, markets and monuments as well as some of the most famous festivals in the world. Providing for the population and visitors requires services and facilities that meets their needs including entertainment, restaurants, bars and cafes. Edinburgh is an important financial centre and is home to a number of universities and colleges and some manufacturing. This dynamic operating environment and the impacts of both technological and legislative change require a strong Environmental Health Service performing to the highest standards of competency, service delivery and professionalism. There can be few places more interesting than Edinburgh to practice Environmental Health.  Are you the right person for our service?

In 2016 a new structure was developed for the Environmental Health Service and it now comprises four teams: one covering Environmental Protection and three covering Food, Health and Safety. We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic EHOs to enhance our teams. These posts will be based in the East Neighbourhood office. Some work out of normal office hours including stand-by will be required. For further information, please contact the Environmental Health Manager, Steve Williamson, on 0131 469 5934. For more about Edinburgh please see the official guide at

There is a further opportunity for an Environmental Health Officer within Planning, in the Place Directorate. The post is in the new Spatial Policy team which develops and coordinates strategy and policy across a range of disciplines including Planning, Transport and Air Quality with a view to achieving better placemaking. The successful candidate will be involved in monitoring air quality, managing air quality management areas and the development of a Low Emission Zone. This post will be based in Waverley Court.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, outward looking individual able to work across services in order to achieve outstanding results that deliver improved air quality in the context of positive placemaking outcomes. You must be prepared to embrace new ways of working and have excellent communication skills. For further information please contact Will Garrett, Spatial Policy Manger on 0131 469 3636

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

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    £34,234 -£40,903
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