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Environmental Health Officer

  • Job reference: JAMC420
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Facilities Managers
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Job description: My client, a local authority based in West Lancashire is looking for an Environmental Health Officer for Food Safety to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency contract and the successful candidate will be a qualified EHO, be registered with the EHRB and desirably be chartered with the Institute of Environmental Health.

The main purpose of the role is to inspect a range of medium risk food premises and deploy appropriate business support and regulatory approaches to bring about a sustained improvement in compliance with legal food safety and hygiene standards.

The main responsibilities associated with the role are as follows;

To carry out inspections of risk category C to E food premises and take appropriate action to educate and enforce as necessary.
To provide advice and information to food businesses.
To bring to the attention of a Senior Environmental Health Officer premises where service of statutory notices; collection of evidence; and associated preparation of files for legal proceedings may be necessary; and to be prepared to appear in Court on behalf of the Council if necessary
To bring to the attention of a Senior Environmental Health Officer premises where an immediate closure on grounds of public protection may be necessary.
To bring to the attention of the Environmental Health Manager cases that may have political or corporate implications.
To liaise with other Council departments, external agencies and other bodies to ensure the work of the Department is effectively carried out.
To prepare letters, reports and notices as required.
To maintain systems and records, including computerised records of work activities and actions.
To work within the performance indicators and QA systems of the Department and all relevant corporate policies.

The client is looking to appoint quickly to this position and as such are offering up to £17 p/hr Umbrella Ltd, so if this position seems of interest and you meet the criteria outlined above, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.