Environemental Health Officer (FIF05404)Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Salary: £30,560 - £33,864
Closing date: 06 November 2016
Job ref. no.: FIF05404
Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 21 November 2016
Economy, Planning and Employability Services is a key service combining Economic Development, Planning and Protective Services which has developed an ambitious economic growth and regeneration strategy for Fife.
The Protective Services element forms a wide range of statutory and advisory services designed to protect public health and consumer safety through environmental health, trading standards and building standards functions.
Protective Services has a vacancy in its Environmental Health (Food & Workplace Safety) Team for an Environmental Health Officer to assist and support the Service Manager & Lead Officers in the discharge of the relevant Environmental Health functions.
The officer will be working within the Environmental Health (Food & Workplace Safety) Team and will be required to work on their own and with other team members in carrying out the duties of the team. They will also work with other Council services and partner organisations.
The Team's role includes:
â€¢ Inspections and interventions of businesses in relation to Food Safety, Food Standards and Health and Safety legislation.
â€¢ In conjunction with our partners in NHS the investigation of food & waterborne illnesses.
â€¢ Licensing â€“ Inspection of premises for various licences in terms of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 and The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.
â€¢ Advice â€“ on various food, health and safety and licencing matters
â€¢ Port Health â€“ visits to and inspection of ships for ship sanitation certificates
Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.Requirements
Degree in Environmental Health and Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland's Diploma in Environmental Health (or suitable equivalent).
Disclosure checks are required for PSN (secure email)Responsibilities
â€¢ To assist and support the Service Manager/Lead Officers in carrying out the duties of the team.
â€¢ To undertake visits/inspections both proactively and reactively to ensure the necessary enforcement of Environmental Health legislation.
â€¢ To action and resolve complaints and requests for service in accordance with Service policies and procedures. To provide advice, information and support to a wide range of organisations including businesses and members of the public on all aspects of Environmental Health.
â€¢ To work/liaise with partner agencies and other services as required.
â€¢ To carry out a range of administrative duties including the preparation of statistics and the keeping of records.
â€¢ To serve statutory notices within the relevant legislation associated with the team's functions and duties.
â€¢ To attend meetings with internal/external partners
â€¢ To initiate proceedings and prepare reports to the Procurator Fiscal.
â€¢ To undertake such other duties as may from time to time be required.
â€¢ To ensure awareness and compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act.
â€¢ To work out with normal office hours according to the exigencies of the team.
â€¢ To undertake the full range of enforcement and advisory responsibilities within a specified functional team.
â€¢ To remain up to date with all relevant legislation, guidance, codes of practice, etc., relating to the team responsibilities.
â€¢ To participate in the Service out of hours Standby Scheme.
About Fife Council
We employ 20,000 people to provide 900 different services to 360,000 people and, we have one of the highest overall customer satisfaction ratings for a Council in the UK. The services we provide range from education, social work, housing, and community services to transportation, looking after the environment and developing the economy.
We are a large organisation and have a wide range of job roles from teachers, social care workers, community education workers, and planners, to support roles, like accountancy, IT and HR, not to mention communications and marketing, and law.
We operate the Positive about Disabled People scheme, commonly known as the 'double tick scheme', as we are committed to employing and supporting disabled people and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers him/herself to be disabled and who meets the minimum essential criteria for the post.
If you're looking for a real career challenge, you'll find it here in Fife!
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