Based within the Environmental Health team for East Renfrewshire Council, you will be expected to carry out environmental health functions within East Renfrewshire’s geographical boundaries, with the aim of providing the highest achievable standard of environmental protection and public health care.

You must have a sound knowledge in all aspects of Public Health, Food Law and Health and Safety legislation, in order to monitor and improve standards.

The section is made up of the Public Health and the Commercial Team. The successful applicant will be based within the Commercial Team and be expected to be suitably qualified, have the appropriate Continual Professional Development (CPD) to be able to carry out the entire range of Food Law and Health and Safety work.

From time to time some evening and weekend work will be expected to cover some out of hour’s aspects.

It is essential that applicants hold the REHIS Diploma in Environmental Health, or its equivalent. In addition, you must have the ability to work to specific deadlines and possess excellent communication and IT skills. A current full driving licence is desirable.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

Depending upon the needs of the service, staff in Hybrid roles will typically work from home for up to 40-60% of the time where the needs of the service can still be met.

Pension Scheme 

Employees with a contract of employment for 3 months or more are automatically included in our Local Government Pension Scheme which is a career average scheme.  Pension contribution rates are based on a tiered system determined by your annual full time equivalent pensionable pay.  For example for those earning up to and including £21,800 the contribution rate you pay is 5.5% of your salary. The council pays the rest of the cost of providing your benefits. This amount varies but it’s always enough to make sure your pension can be paid and will be at least 19.3% of your pay.  In addition you get tax relief on your contributions – the tax you pay on your salary is calculated after your pension contributions are deducted.

Other main pension benefits include a pension that increases each year in line with price inflation and the ability to exchange some of your pension to provide a tax free lump sum.  Further details can be found in the attached document General Information for Applicants or via the Strathclyde Pension Fund website

Recruitment Dates 

Closing date for applications: midnight on Sunday 14 May 2023 

Shortleet date:       17 May 2023 

Interview date:       23 May 2023 

For more information and to apply see myjobscotland.

  • Job Reference
  • Salary Range
    £41,115 - £44,965 per year
  • Closing Date
  • Contact Person
    David Hunter, Prevention Services Manager – Environmental Health
  • Contact email
  • Contact Number
    0141 577 8423 or Mb 07817560035 
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