Environmental Health, Other Roles
Competitive Salary Offered
Job description Health and Safety Officer
The role is Hybrid working, and will involve site visits etc.
The role is for a Health and Safety Officer, and they will be involved with delivering reactive investigations (complaints and RIDDORS).
Manage and organise effective provision of specialist environmental health technical skills and knowledge to maintain and safeguard standards relating to people's health and well-being and to contribute to delivery of the council’s objectives and priorities.
Understand and demonstrate the council’s values and behaviours, working collaboratively with colleagues, partners and other stakeholders to help build a sustainable highly effective organisation and develop our reputation as a successful council delivering great value for its residents.
Deliver a specialist service, carrying out a range of skilled activities in environmental health, to maximise service quality and continuity. Maintain, develop and review systems, processes and procedures and manage small projects or contracts to secure a cost effective service and continuous improvement.
People and partnerships
Provide experienced, qualified advice and guidance in environmental health to colleagues and managers to identify risk, support the resolution of issues and informed decision making, and help others to develop their knowledge and expertise.
Liaise and communicate effectively within the council, and externally as appropriate, to consult on plans and projects, share knowledge or best practice, and help champion the council’s approach to improving services.
Resources / Financial management
Assist with the monitoring, analysis and management of delegated budgets, funding and resources in accordance with council policies and procedures. Support the development of outcome based commissioning models and/or income generation opportunities to help the council receive value for money.
Values and behaviours
Positively demonstrate the council’s values and behaviours in your role to support the achievement of the corporate vision.
Understand and comply with relevant legal, regulatory, policy and procedural requirements and standards and escalate/report concerns to management as appropriate.
Equality and diversity
Familiarise, uphold and promote the aims of the council’s equality and diversity policies in the course of day-to-day work.
Develop, implement and enforce environmental health policies, using specialist technical skills and knowledge to maintain and safeguard standards relating to people's health and well-being
Carry out routine or unplanned visits and inspections to ensure compliance with legislation and taking action to improve conditions, taking photos, producing drawings, removing samples and conducting interviews as part of the inspection process
Investigating complaints from the general public and provide advice and assistance to householders and businesses
Giving talks at public enquiries, meetings and exhibitions, as well as ensuring compliance through education, advice and enforcement
Taking enforcement action, initiating legal proceedings, preparing and giving evidence in court
Promote and ensure integration of environmental health with all other services across the Council and with other partners to deliver a co-ordinated and seamless operation.