Job Description 

Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 15 May 2023 

Closing Date: Sunday 30 April 2023 

Contract Type: Permanent 

Salary: FC11 £52,897.89 to £59,561.74 

Working Pattern: 36 Hours per week 

Location: Fife House, Glenrothes (blended/home working) 

Link advert on Fife Council Website   

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 

This post is designated as politically restricted within the terms of Section 2 of the Local Government & Housing Act 1989. Further guidance is available here 

Job Details 

Exciting opportunity to lead and manage a multi-disciplinary team covering Environmental Health (Public and Environmental Protection), Animal Health and Welfare, Licensing Standards and land and air quality. The Environmental Health (Public and Environmental Protection) Team is responsible for delivering a high quality, customer focussed range of services ensuring that all relevant legislation and regulations are complied with, where required, and innovative and creative solutions are applied to all areas of work. 

Key areas of focus include: 

  • Ensure the Council fulfils its Statutory obligations in terms of the Public Health (S) Act 2008, Animal Health Act 1981, Environmental Protection Act 1990 and a raft of associated regulations. 
  • Provision of high quality advice and guidance to the public on a range of Public Health issues including noise, radiation and various nuisance conditions. 
  • Provision of consultation and expert advice and assistance for Planning Applications and various licensing activities with a view to ensuring appropriate mitigation and public protection. 
  • Manage the Contractual arrangements for the provision of funerals for the indigent dead in terms of the Burial  and Cremation(S) Act 2016. 
  • Develop, produce and update the Council’s Air Quality Strategy, produce an annual report on Air Quality, establish monitoring locations and where appropriate Air Quality Management Areas 
  • To develop and undertake the Council’s Contaminated Land Inspection Programme in line with the requirements of the Inspection Strategy 
  • Prepare funding submissions in respect  of contaminated land remediation proposals and manage resulting projects and budgets. 

All of this work to demonstrate high levels of competence and quality with a clear drive to provide an excellent Environmental Health service which is externally recognised as a top performer. 

This is a full time permanent position. The grade is FC11, (£52,897 to £59,561) per annum. The Service is based in Fife House, Glenrothes, but working at home or remotely in blended workstyle will be the norm for this position. 

A link to the Role Profile is provided at the bottom of this advert. It provides more detail about the key activities of the role. 

The Person 

You must have significant senior management experience in delivering the full range of local authority Environmental Health functions. 

You must have both a strategic and a practical understanding of the operational needs of the Environmental Health profession and a political awareness and sensitivity to enable effective work within context of Local Authority and current Administration. 

You must be educated to degree level or equivalent and be a member of an appropriate professional body e.g. REHIS or Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland (SoCOEHS).  

In addition, you must be able to demonstrate: 

  • Leadership to deliver cross organisational work drawing on programme management and quality improvement methodologies, 
  • A good track record in improving policy and service delivery, 
  • Excellent all-round people management and communication skills, 
  • Ability to innovate and develop unique solutions to support the development and implementation of new change proposals. 

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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We are currently shaping our future workstyles however, in light of current advice, we are introducing blended home/office working that will include office access days each week with homeworking for the remainder of your working time. 

For further information please contact: Nigel Kerr –  

Link advert on Fife Council Website   

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  • Salary Range
    £52,897.89 to £59,561.74
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  • Contact Person
    Nigel Kerr
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