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Ref no:
EAD04910
Published:
22/11/2021
Closes:
6/12/2021
Location:
Kirkintilloch Police Office, 45 Southbank Drive, Kirkintilloch, G66 1XJ
Salary:
£32,994.19 - £38,195.16 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Summary

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. This post is offered on a full time permanent basis.

A proven record of relevant experience in all aspects of Environmental Health is required particularly in the areas of environmental protection and relevant experience in the disciplines of contaminated land and air quality is particularly desirable. Salary awarded will be dependent on experience.

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 is also essential.

Exceptionally consideration may be given to a suitable candidate currently undertaking the appropriate qualification and learning, and with the potential to achieve the above mentioned qualifications.

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 working knowledge of IT applications, particularly in relation to Microsoft Office and other database management systems is essential (a working knowledge of Uniform IDOX software would be an advantage).

You will need to be able to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within East Dunbartonshire to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss any questions they may have about this post by contacting Joe Harkin, Environmental Health Team Leader, e-mail joe.harkin@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or telephone 0141 578 8815.

Charter of Commitment

The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:

 

  • Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.
  • Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.
  • The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form. 
  • We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.
  • We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.
  • We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)
  • We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.
  • We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.

PVG / Disclosure Scotland

The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria.

 

Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.

 

Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment. 

 

In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead. 

 

Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary. 

 

The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.

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