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Gremista, Lerwick, ZE1 0PX
£48,597.69 - £50,682.81 per year
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Full Time
37 hours per week

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£48,597.69 - £50,682.81 per year inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,397 per annum.

A relocation package applies to these posts and we will pay interview expenses from within the UK.

Are you an ambitious environmental health professional looking for both a fresh career challenge, and a better quality of life?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced or aspiring Team Leader to join our professional and friendly team at Environmental Health within Infrastructure Services.

Shetland’s spectacular landscapes, coastal waters and diverse economy make the islands an exceptional place to work, meaning you’ll benefit from living and working in a beautiful location, as well as a fantastic work-life balance rarely found elsewhere. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can inspire and lead their team to deliver customer focussed and efficient delivery of the service plan, service improvement and outcomes and be responsible for delivery of services in accordance with the Council’s values, objectives, targets and statutory obligations.

As the successful candidate, you will manage the delivery of the Environmental Health Service, undertake regulatory and enforcement activity under legislation relating to food safety and standards, health and safety at work, housing, pollution control, animal health and welfare, public health and licensing.

As successful candidate you’ll have:

  • Excellent organisational skills and be a clear and effective communicator.

  • A high level of personal motivation and ability to motivate others.
  • Knowledge of best practice and relevant legislation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to relate to a range of audiences.
  • Experience of project management and delivery.
  • Knowledge of best practice and relevant legislation.
  • A degree or Diploma in Environmental Health and full membership of either the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland or Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

About Shetland: Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is M
  • Salary shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,397 per annum per
  • Permanent Full Time post for 37.0 Hours per Week , 52.18 weeks per year 
  • Politically Restricted Post - this post is designated under the terms of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, and the postholder is restricted as to the undertaking of political activity
  • You must have the ability to travel throughout Shetland at short notice and where public transport is limited
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Gremista, Lerwick, Shetland

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Carl Symons, Executive Manager, Tel - 01595 744184, Email -

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.



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