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  • Ref no: MOR03742
  • Published: 1/3/19
  • Closes: 15/3/19
  • Location: The Annexe, 2 - 10 High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BY
  • Salary: £42,959 - £46,974 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 the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Manager in the implementation of the functions of the Environmental Health Section in relation to the enforcement of all relevant legislation and approved Council policies in order to protect the general health and wellbeing of the residents in Moray and manage the performance and work allocation of the team.

Manage a team of Officers delivering the aspects of Food/Health and Safety/Private Water Supplies, Animal Health and Contaminated Land. This will include preparing FOI information, preparing performance monitoring reports at individual, team and service level, allocating workloads across the team, prepare for and contribute to the handling of audits of the service, appraising staff and performance providing feedback to individuals, teams and the service manager. Assisting the Service Manager in the development of policies, strategies and systems of work to ensure effective and efficient delivery of service and modernisation of working practice including the shift to digital.


To be responsible for the management of and work allocation of the Environmental Health team, performance monitoring and reporting.

Deputising for the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Manager when required.

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

Provide professional expertise support and advice on Environmental Health functions.

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

Represent the Council on outside bodies.

Contribute to the effectiveness of the Service.

The Individual

Considerable post qualification experience in Environmental Health
Member of the Royal Environmental Health Institute
REHIS Professional competence
Excellent oral/written communication skills
Analytical approach
IT Skills
Negotiating Skills
Self confident and self motivated
Sound knowledge of range of Environmental Health duties
Able to lead a team of officers
Motivational skills
Initiative and creativity
Able to plan, delegate and monitor team workload
Satisfactory enhanced ‘Disclosure Scotland’ return required
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
Confident and assertive
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
Able to work in a wide range of business environments, e.g. retail, factories, farms etc.

Closing Date: 15 March 2019
Starting Salary: £42,959.15
£22.79 per hour
36.25 hours per week
Interviews to be held on Thursday 28 March 2019 and Friday 29 March 2019
CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO DELIVER A PRESENTATION (details will be provided at time of invite to interview)

For further information contact: Ms Karen Sievewright (01343) 563356