Moray Council- Senior Environmental Health Officer

Job Reference: 
MOR03741
Scotland Unitary Authorities: 
Moray Council
Job Agency: 
Local Authority
Body: 

Job Description

The post holder will assist the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Manager as required and as delegated in providing the Environmental Health service within Moray. This will include meeting agreed objectives and providing professional advice, making decisions on Environmental Health related matters.  The post holder will also have responsibility for some management tasks as delegated, including supervision of the Housing (including Empty Homes and Landlord Registration) or Animal Health and Private Water Supply staff.

Responsibilities

Make decisions on Environmental Health related matters, including enforcement, consultation responses, compliance, audit and performance.

To act in the capacity as consultee on behalf of Environmental Health to Moray Licensing Team, Planning, Building Standards and other consultation bodies

Undertake a proportion of management duties as delegated in order to assist the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Manager including deputising for the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Manager as required.

To oversee and supervise the staff in the Housing (including Empty Homes and Landlord Registration) or Animal Services and Private Water Supply teams.

To enforce and advise on provisions of all relevant Legislation enforced by the Environmental Health Section.

Liaison with other Departments and Agencies on all aspects of Environmental Health.

Contributing to the effectiveness of the Service.

The Individual

  • Relevant experience in food safety, health and safety at work, environmental protection, public health, housing, animal health private water and other general duties relating to environmental health
  • Considerable post graduate experience demonstrating knowledge and ability in specialist area
  • BSc(Hons) in Environmental Health or equivalent* 
  • The Diploma in Environmental Health of the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland or equivalent*
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and PowerPoint 
  • Effective organisational and time management skills 
  • Willingness to accept direction/delegation
  • Analytical abilities
  • IT Skills
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Sound knowledge of range of Environmental Health duties
  • Ability to work on own initiative and record information accurately
  • You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to meet strict deadlines
  • Effective organisational and time management skills
  • Appreciation and acceptance of, and commitment to, the importance of confidentiality  
  • Ability to relate well with all levels of staff and customers
  • Willingness to work in a demanding position where a flexible and corporate approach is required
  • Self-motivated and ability to motivate staff
  • A commitment to deliver quality services to agreed standards
  • Appreciation, acceptance and commitment to the importance of confidentiality
  • Ability to make site visits when required including accessing restricted spaces
  • Ability to work in an open plan office.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service
  • Ability to work in different offices dependent on service requirements

36.25 hours per week

Interviews to be held on Thursday 28 March 2019 and Friday 29 March 2019
CANDIDATES WILL REQUIRE TO DELIVER A PRESENTATION (Details will be provided at the time of invite to interview)

IMPORTANT:  CANDIDATES MUST SPECIFY WHICH DISCIPLINE THEY ARE APPLYING FOR I.E.  HOUSING (INCLUDING EMPTY HOMES AND LANDLORD REGISTRATION) OR  ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRIVATE WATER SUPPLY

For further information contact: Karen Sievewright (01343) 563356

For more information and how to apply see myjobscotland

Salary Range: 
£38,095 - £41,715 per year
Closing Date: 
Friday, 15 March, 2019

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