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Pullar House 35 Kinnoull Street Perth, PH1 5GD
£40,243 - £42,946 per year
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36 hours per week

Job Description

Environmental Health Officer PKC10604
£4,0243 - £42,946
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for the Council's Regulatory Services team. We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic EHO to enhance our team.

We can offer a dynamic and interesting environment and want to encourage applications from qualified Environmental Health Officers looking for a new challenge.

You will initially be based within the Food / Health and Safety team. The role will predominantly be carrying out Food Law inspections. In addition, you will be required to investigate any health and safety accidents and conduct investigations when required.

This position plays a vital role not only in encouraging legislative compliance, but carrying out enforcement action, where necessary.

In addition to undertaking Food and Health and Safety duties you may also be required to undertaken duties within the wider Regulatory Services remit in relation to Environmental Health, on a rotational basis.

The Council is currently progressing with a hybrid working model offering access to office working on some days/when required.  Initially this is on a temporary basis with longer term options becoming available in future.  We are committed to being a more inclusive employer, please contact the recruiting manager to discuss any individual circumstances with the recruiting manager, discuss at interview or if you prefer, after any conditional offer is made,  to ensure we can consider any reasonable adjustments.   

The Individual

We welcome applications from qualified Environmental Health Officers holding the REHIS Diploma in Environmental Health or its equivalent.

The candidate requires to be a highly skilled individual who can demonstrate initiative and take responsibility for decisions to achieve required results. You should have some administrative experience and have good communication and inter-personal skills.

There is a requirement to have a detailed knowledge of relevant food and health and safety legislation, guidance & codes of practice.

You should be able to demonstrate effective communications in a range of circumstances including situations where acceptance is sought for difficult messages, and where a diverse range of views are held.

NOTE :- We would be pleased to consider applications from applicants who are sitting their REHIS professional qualifications in September 2023.

You must have a valid UK driving licence as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Fiona Patterson on 01738 476479.

When applying for this post, please provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

A healthy work life balance is important to us and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

For more information about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland, look at our Jobs, careers and employment page.

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