Planning and Regulatory Services

35 hours per week  – Permanent

We are looking for an individual to carry out the full range of day to day functions and duties of an Environmental Health Officer in accordance with legislative requirements and the Council’s policies and priorities as directed. The successful candidate will be required to provide a high quality service to the public, the business community and external organisations and act as a specialist officer in one principle field. To assist in achieving the Environmental Health Section’s aim to maintain and improve environmental conditions to the benefit of public health.
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 are all essential criteria for this position. You will be qualified to BSc (Hons) standard in Environmental Health or equivalent.
A Diploma in Environmental Health of the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland or equivalent, and evidence of on-going Continual Professional Development in order to maintain membership of REHIS or CIEH are also essential.
An excellent communicator, you will have the skills and ability to communicate with officers/councillors 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.
A commitment to team working is paramount to this post as is the requirement and ability to analyse complex information and make informed decisions with often conflicting demands.
This is a demanding job with a varied workload and a requirement to meet strict deadlines, therefore a high level of self-motivation and the ability to take the lead on specific pieces of work are essential qualities.
A working knowledge of IT applications, particularly in relation to Microsoft Office and other database management systems is essential (a working knowledge of CIVICA Authority Public Protection software would be an advantage).

You will need to be able to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Friday 25 September 2015. Interview and relocation expenses will be paid for candidates travelling from outwith Orkney.

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  • Job Reference
  • Salary Range
    33,129 - £35,519 (Including Distant Islands Allowance)
  • Closing Date
  • Contact Person
    David Brown,Environmental Health Manager
  • Contact Email
  • Contact Number
    01856 873535