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Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
£35,409 - £38,715 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

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Job Description


Based in Fairfield House in Dalkeith, just fifteen minutes south from the City of Edinburgh, we require an enthusiastic and committed Environmental Health Officer to work full time, on a permanent basis, in Public Health.

The Midlothian Council Environmental Health Team is committed to delivering a professional service, continuous improvement and support to the local economy. You will be highly motivated and expected to make a positive contribution towards the development of the service and the health, safety and wellbeing of our population and stakeholders.

You will be responsible for a busy and varied workload across a range of Environmental Health functions dealing primarily with residents, businesses and duty holders across Midlothian. You must have a sound knowledge of environmental health legislation and be willing to engage with ongoing professional development.

The ability to work to specific deadlines and deploy excellent communication and IT skills is key.

It is essential that you hold a degree in Environmental Health along with the post-graduate REHIS Diploma in Environmental Health or equivalent.

We will  consider applications from those  working towards attaining their professional Diploma and in such case the starting salary will be reduced.

Membership of REHIS or equivalent is desirable.

Travel throughout the area is an essential part of your job, so a driving licence and use of a car are pre-requisite.          



Interviews - Week commencing 17th January 2022

CLOSING DATE -  Wednesday 5th January 2022


Position Title: Environmental Health Officer X2              

Position Number:  M123 (Public Health)

Directorate: Place                           

Location: Fairfield House Dalkeith                      

Contract Status: Permanent         

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday, flexible working               

Weeks per year: 52

Salary Scale:  £35,409.35 – £38,715.47



Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check is £25 and the successful candidate will be required to re-pay to the Council the fee through payroll deduction.

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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