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Environmental Health Officer

Salary details: £29,323 – £31,601

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Ref: IR 9839

Kirklees Council

Economy, Skills and Environment

Investment & Regeneration

Place of Work: Flint Street Depot, Flint Street, Far Town, Huddersfield


Contract Type: Temporary

Working Pattern: Full Time

Appointment type:

Hours per Week: 37

Closing date: 07 July 2017

Provisional Interview Date: W/C 17th July

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Temporary for up to 12 months due to service review.

Working within the Environmental Health section of the Economy & Infrastructure Service, this role is responsible for carrying out the full range of Environmental Health duties as required in the functions of Food Safety and Advice, Health and Safety, Pollution and Noise Control and Scientific Services.  The postholder will carry out the full range of proactive and reactive environmental duties as appropriate, within the teams.  Being a generic post the specific duties will vary depending upon the allocated functional team.

This role will initially be in the Pollution and Nosie Control team and the postholder would be expected to be effective in this team from the date of employment.  

Postholders will also be required to staff the Council’s Night Time Noise Service as a lead officer. This Service is currently operated from April to September, on Friday and Saturday nights. Currently lead officers are required to work 2 night shifts per year. However, this Service is under review and the required number of shift may be more.

The role involves responding to and investigating complaints from a variety of sources,  carrying out inspections and visits to business and domestic premises, visiting complainants, undertaking monitoring and investigation of industrial processes, air pollution and water quality, issuing legal notices/ documentation to enforce compliance with relevant legislation and providing advice to businesses and the general public as relevant.   When required interviews will be undertaken in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE) code of practice and legal proceedings taken. Preparing files for legal proceedings for criminal offences will also be required. 

Requirements for this job:

  • A degree or diploma in Environmental Health and EHORB registration.
  • A knowledge  of all aspects of Environmental Health work.
  • An understanding of current issues facing local government.
  • Ability to drive to and from sites.
  • Available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Willing to undertake standard screening plus any other medical screening as decided by the occupational health physician, appropriate to occupational risk. 

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