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Environmental Health Officer

  • Job reference: JAMC541
  • Location: Chorley, Lancashire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Project Managers, Project Management
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Job description: A local authority based in Lancashire is looking for an Environmental Health Officer to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have a full professional qualification, experience in a similar EHO function and ideally experience working with local authorities.

The main purpose of the role is to undertake public protection duties which support the public health service priorities, duties including case management and referral to other services, inspections, investigations, legal proceedings and interventions.

The successful candidate can come from a wide variety of EHO disciplines as the client has a number of teams and duties to be carried out in relation to statutes such as;

Public Health Acts; Environmental Protection Acts, Food Safety Acts, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, Housing Acts, Environment Act, Licensing Act, Anti-social Behaviour Acts and Industrial Emissions Directive as well as associated legislation in the general field of environmental health and public health.

Some of the possible responsibilities of the role are outlined below;

Respond to consultations from Development Control and Licensing with respect to the environmental impact of residential, commercial and industrial development.
Including the assessment of technical acoustic, air quality and lighting reports and scheme together with any issues relating to food safety.
To lead on individual projects identified by the Annual Public Protection Team Work Programme and Business Plan, carrying out the appropriate research, liaison with colleagues in other authorities and relevant government departments to deliver those projects, which contribute to the team and directorate performance and priorities.
To ensure that the team and individual performance targets are achieved, including statutory targets, such as completion of the inspection programmes.
Determine the most appropriate course of action and use of legislative tools.
Carry out formal recorded interviews, take witness statements, obtain and preserve evidence in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act having regard to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and the Code of Practice for Crown Prosecutors.
Serve and issue statutory notices as required by the Housing Act 2004, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Food Safety Act 1990 and other related public health and environmental health and anti-social behaviour related legislation and any other notices as specifically authorised by the Director of Early Intervention.
Take legal proceedings and default action in the case of non-compliance. Represent the Council as an expert witness in court including defending any appeals made in the higher courts.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such are offering £16 p/hr Umbrella Ltd - £18 p/hr Umbrella Ltd for the duration of this role. If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to jamal.cantwell@servicecare.org.uk or call Jamal at Service Care Construction 01772 208967.