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  • Ref no: MOR04623
  • Published: 7/2/2020
  • Closes: 28/2/2020
  • Location: Council Headquarters High Street Elgin Moray
  • Salary: £35,569.95 - £39,471.90 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

To assist in achieving the Environmental Health Section’s aim to maintain and improve environmental conditions to the benefit of public health through the provision of high quality, cost effective services (including advice) and enforcement of statutes.

Responsibilities

To enforce and advise on the provisions of the Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006, Food Safety Act 1990, General Food Regulations 2004 and associated Legislation.

To enforce and advise on the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and associated Legislation.

To enforce and advise on the provisions of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Clean Air Act 1993, Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978, and other relevant Legislation.

To enforce and advise on the provisions of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987-2006.

To enforce and advise on the provisions of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960, approved Standards and Licence Conditions.

To enforce and advise on the provisions of the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 and associated Legislation.

To enforce and advise on the Riding Establishments Acts 1964-70, Breeding of Dogs Act 1973-91, Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976, Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963, Pet Animals Act 1951 and associated Animal Welfare Legislation.

Liaise with the Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Grampian Health Board, in terms of the Public Health (Scotland) Act 2008.

Inter-departmental liaison.

To carry out any other duties which may be reasonably required from time to time.

Contribute to the formulation and implementation of and complying with the objectives, policies and procedures of the Environmental Health section.

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

Excellent oral/written communication skills

Analytical approach

IT Skills

Negotiating Skills

Self confident and self motivated

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

Willingness to accept direction/delegation

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

 

Closing Date: 28th February 2020

Starting Salary: £35,569.95

£18.87 per hour

36.25 hours per week

Interviews to be held on Thursday 12th March 2020

For further information contact: Karen Sievewright (01343) 563356

 

 

 

 

 

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