Proposed Interview Date: 17 May 2024

Closing Date 6 May 2024

Salary: FC8 £38,950 to £42,686

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: 36 hours per week

Location: Based at Fife House, Glenrothes but working across Fife

Supporting Statement

As part of your application, you must provide us with a Supporting Statement which outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy. For more information, check out the How to Apply section of our Career Site. Without a Supporting Statement, your application will not be progressed. Please upload your Supporting Statement at the section marked ‘upload resumé’. Your Supporting Statement must not be a CV. More information is available on our Career site at

Job Details

Protective Services currently has a number of Environmental Health Officer vacancies, current opportunities include Food & Workplace Safety and Land & Air Quality.

To enforce the provisions of various statutes in assisting the Service Manager and Lead Officers in the discharge of Environmental Health functions.

Working within the Environmental Health (Food & Workplace Safety) Team or the Land & Air Quality Section of the Environmental Health (Public Protection) Team, you will be required to work on your own and with other team members, to carry out the duties and functions of the team. You will also work with and refer to a range of other Council services and partner organisations.

The main roles of the post will be to carry out the operational and professional duties within the remit of Environmental Health as allocated to you, including the investigation and enforcement of alleged contraventions of legislation, the inspection of businesses, and the assessment of applications related to licencing and/or planning applications. Working outwith normal hours is required, including participation in Standby Service covering out of hours incidents & attendance at public meetings etc.  More specific information relating to the roles are included below:

  • The Land and Air Quality role will include responsibility for Implementing the Council’s Air Quality and Contaminated Land Strategies, including project management and site investigation as well as enforcement, answering consultation requests (relating to Contaminated Land, Air Quality and Noise).
  • The Food & Workplace Safety role will include inspections, interventions and investigation of concerns etc. related to food law, health and safety at work, port health, communicable diseases, and licencing.

Candidates invited for interview will be asked if they have preferred placement. However, officers may be deployed to a different team on a temporary or permanent basis if required to deliver essential services.

A link to the role profile is provided at the bottom of this advert. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

The Person

If you meet the essential qualification criteria outlined below, we’d like to hear from you:

  • Candidates must hold the REHIS Diploma in Environmental Health or received confirmation from the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) of the equivalency of their qualifications (further information on this process can be obtained by e-mailing
  • Applications from individuals due to sit their REHIS Professional Examinations in October 2024 are welcome.  A temporary Trainee EHO position (£23,633 to £ 25,829 pro rata) prior to successfully passing REHIS Professional Examinations in October 2024 may be considered if applicant is successful at interview.

You should have:

  • Detailed knowledge of Environmental Health subject material as it relates to food & workplace safety and/or land & air quality.
  • Knowledge of other Environmental Health legislation.
  • Detailed knowledge of Enforcement Procedures as they relate to Environmental Health issues.
  • Ability to meet targets and work to deadlines.
  • Sound organisational ability.
  • Rational, methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to work, and lead, effectively within a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent communicator.

Further Information

  • Role Profile – When preparing your supporting statement, review the role profile and think about how you meet the essential criteria Role Profile
  • How We Work Matters – Our employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. See our How We Work Matters behaviour framework for more information.
  • Employee Benefits – Employees have access to a benefits package that offers discounts on a wide range of products and services.
  • Directorate Information – Council Department information
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Work is undertaken in a blended style that will include office access up to 50%, with site and homeworking for the remainder of your working time.

For further information about the food & workplace safety position please contact: Lisa McCann –

For further information about the Land and Air Quality position please contact: Rob Bowditch –

Link to Fife Council Job Advert: Environmental Health Officer – Fife Council Jobs and Careers

  • Job Reference
  • Salary Range
    £38,950 to £42,686
  • Closing Date
  • Contact Person
    Lisa McCann
  • Contact email
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