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We are looking to recruit two enthusiastic, knowledgeable and resilient individuals to help us deliver a high quality service.
We are looking to appoint an Enforcement Officer or Environmental Health Officer in both the Food Safety Team and the Private Sector Housing / Area Environmental Health Team.
Food Safety Team
As a member of the Food Safety Team, you will carry out food hygiene and food standards inspections and other interventions, whilst advising and supporting businesses to comply with food law and assessing and interpreting legislation and its application to a particular situation. You will advise and support businesses to comply with food law, take proportionate and effective enforcement action when appropriate, investigate service requests about food and food establishments, and respond to food related incidents and outbreaks.
You will investigate complaints about food and food establishments and take proportionate and effective enforcement action. You will also respond to food related incidents and outbreaks.
Specific Requirements for this role include:
You will need an Environmental Health Officers Registration Board registration or a Higher National Certificate in Food Control or equivalent and a certificate of registration issued by EHRB.
You will have knowledge and experience of working at a professional level, demonstrating competency of food safety legislation and how to achieve compliance.
Private Sector Housing and Area Environmental Health Team
As a member of the Private Sector Housing and Area Environmental Health Team, you will carry out inspections and investigate disrepair in private rented property, carry out statutory overcrowding assessments, inspect HMO properties and issue mandatory HMO licences. You will inspect filthy and verminous properties, carryout drainage investigations and arrange public health funerals.
Specific Requirements for this role include:
You will need an Environmental Health Officers Registration Board registration or be at Graduate level or higher qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. Housing, Construction, Public Health).
You will have knowledge and experience of working at a professional level, demonstrating competency of housing or environmental health legislation and how to achieve compliance
For both positions you will need experience of preparing and producing reports and will therefore need to have effective and efficient written and verbal communication skills, along with an ability to compose and serve statutory notices. You will have an ability to analyse complex enforcement related situations to determine effective courses of action.
You must be willing and able to work outside of normal office hours when required by the Service and have a current full UK driving licence with use of your own car.
You will be appointed on a generic job description which allows for officers to be moved to different areas, temporarily or permanently, according to the needs of the service. Such moves will be made by agreement wherever possible.
The salary range will be £21,589- £33,799 dependent on qualifications and experience. Please see attached documents for further details on both roles.
For an informal discussion please contact Dave Howard (Food Safety) on 0116 454 3215 or Alison Lea (Private Sector Housing/Area Environmental Health) on 0116 454 3151
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.
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