Planning, Development and Regulatory Services

Environmental Health Manager (Ref: ORK04692)

35 hours per week


£44,676 – £48,599 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We are looking for an individual to lead and manage the Council’s Environmental Health team to deliver the full range of strategic and operational functions which provide a healthy and safe living and working environment for residents and visitors to Orkney. The successful candidate will be required to provide a high-quality service to the public, the business community and other external partners.

A proven record of relevant experience in food safety, health and safety at work, environmental protection, public health and other general duties relating to environmental health at a senior level are all essential criteria for this position. You should be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills and have experience in managing staff. 

You will be qualified to a BSc (Hons) level in Environmental Health or equivalent. A Diploma in Environmental Health of the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland or equivalent, and membership of the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland or the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health are also essential.

An excellent communicator, you will have the skills and ability to communicate with Council officers/elected members and members of the public, at all levels. You will have a strong commitment to excellent customer service and be able to deal effectively with difficult situations achieving positive outcomes.

The Orkney Islands regularly come out on top in surveys measuring the best quality of life in rural parts of Scotland and the UK. A cosmopolitan community with high employment rates, positive happiness levels, low crime rates, excellent educational and recreational facilities all contributing to an excellent quality of life. Fresh air, wide open spaces, a strong cultural life and history and archaeology and a warm welcome entice many visitors from across the world to this vibrant and innovative community comprising 20 inhabited islands.

With good transport links to the Scottish mainland – daily ferry sailings to the mainland and daily flights to the main Scottish cities – Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness all with subsidised fares for island residents – it is a lot closer and more accessible than you think. Further information about Orkney can be found at

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Roddy Mackay, Head of Planning, Development and Regulatory Services. E-mail or telephone 01856 873535.

For more information and to apply see myjobscotland.

Closing date: Sunday 27 June 2021

Please note that interview/relocation expenses will be paid for this post in accordance with Council Policy.

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    £42,411.00 - £46,334.00 per year
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