Fife Council - Environmental Health Officer

Job Reference: 
FIFE7011
Scotland Unitary Authorities: 
Fife Council
Job Agency: 
Local Authority
Body: 

Short Description: Environmental Health Officer

Working across Fife with a base at Fife House, Glenrothes on a permanent, full-time basis with a salary of £34,614 to £38,312.  

Full Description: Environmental Health Officer 

Reference: FIFE7011

Closing Date: 10th June 2022                                     

Proposed Interview Dates:  28th June 2022                                     

Salary Range:  £34,614 to £38,312

1 Post 36 Hours per week – Public Protection Team

Supporting Statement

As part of your application, you must provide us with a Supporting Statement which outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy. For more information, check out the How to Apply section of our Career Site. Without a Supporting Statement, your application will not be progressed. Please upload your Supporting Statement at the section marked ‘upload resumé’. Your Supporting Statement must not be a CV. More information is available on our Career site at www.fife.gov.uk/jobs/supportingstatement

Job Details

To enforce the provisions of various statutes in assisting the Service Manager and Lead Officers in the discharge of Environmental Health functions.

Working within the Environmental Health (Public Protection) Team, you will be required to work on your own and with other team members, to carry out the duties and functions of the team. You will also work with and refer to a range of other Council services and partner organisations.

The main roles of the post will be to carry out the operational and administrative duties within the remit of Environmental Health as allocated to you, including:

·       the investigation and enforcement of alleged contraventions of nuisance legislation

·       the inspection of businesses and/or properties in line with statutory requirements for animal welfare. 

·       Providing an expert response to various consultations from the likes of - Planning, SEPA, Scottish Government, etc…

·       Organising funerals under the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Working out with normal hours is required, including participation in Standby Service covering out of hours incidents & attendance at public meetings etc.

A link to the role profile is provided at the bottom of this advert.  It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

The Person 

If you meet the essential qualification criteria outlined below, we’d like to hear from you:

·       A BSc (Hons) or MSC in Environmental Health and a Diploma in Environmental Health from The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland or equivalent.

·       Applications are also welcome from those sitting their REHIS exams in September 2022

You should have:

·       Detailed knowledge of Environmental Health subject material in relation to nuisance and animal welfare

·       Knowledge of other Environmental Health legislation

·       Detailed knowledge of Enforcement Procedures as they relate to Environmental Health issues

·       Ability to meet targets and work to deadlines

·       Sound organisational ability

·       Rational, methodical approach to problem solving

·       Ability to work, and lead, effectively within a Team

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent communicator

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure check through Disclosure Scotland.

Further Information 

  • Link to role Profile TC38 No evaluation recruitment template (fife.gov.uk)
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·       We are currently shaping our future workstyles however, in light of current advice, we are introducing blended home/office working that will include office access days each week with homeworking for the remainder of your working time 

Salary Range: 
£34,614 to £38,312
Closing Date: 
Friday, 10 June, 2022
Contact Person: 
Don Taylor
Contact Email: 
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