Intermediate Environmental Health Officer

  • Location
    Greenford, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 26.58 - £ 35 / Hour
  • Category
    Medical & Health - Medical & Health
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

Job Title: Intermediate Environmental Health Officer

Pay Rate: £26.58

Location: Ealing

* To discharge the Councils statutory and non-statutory functions as well as it's related strategies and policies with regard to food safety and workplace safety, health and welfare by carrying out official food controls and other interventions.
* Support businesses to achieve full legal compliance through advice and education programs but where necessary take the appropriate and proportionate enforcement actions in accordance with national and Council policies and relevant legislative provisions to safeguard public health and the food supply chain.
* Respond to, and where necessary investigate and report upon complaints and requests for service in relation to food safety and workplace safety, health and welfare issues. Where necessary liaising with the relevant external agencies including the Food Standards Agency (FSA), Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Public Health England etc.
* Investigate reported infectious disease complaints and notifications.
* Work collaboratively with other teams and departments towards achieving the Council's strategic objectives.
January 2013
Core HR & OD Department
Grade 7
1. Work within and contribute to the Food and Workplace Safety team's advisory and front-line enforcement duties aligned with the Council's strategic plans, vision, objectives and service delivery standards.
2. Support the line manager, team leader, team and individual officers as directed or required across the Regulatory Services Department and where relevant key internal/external partners/agencies.
3. Duty of care for all Council assets/resources used in or provided for carrying out the post-holders duties and responsibility for their handling/use in accordance with legal requirements and council policy/procedures. Including handling cash within prescribed limits and according to procedures.
4. Provide administrative, logistical and investigative support to the team as directed. Including, call & enquiry handling, inputting & retrieving data, interrogating and updating Council databases, preparing legal & court documents, assisting officers on visits to traders & complainants and in their investigative and enforcement duties including attending Court / Tribunal etc if required.
5. Deliver against the team and personal work plans, targets and performance indicators subject to applicable legal constraints and requirements associated with the team's and the individual's work.
6. Take responsibility for personal development and training relevant to the post holder's duties.
7. Always act in accordance with the Council, Team and where applicable specific requirements of businesses and other hosts, policy, procedures and guidance with regards to Health and Safety generally and more specifically, personal safety of oneself, colleagues and everyone else. For example lone working, manual handling, dealing with hazardous materials and confrontations.
8. Ensure that every aspect of personal conduct and service delivery is in accordance with as well as in the spirit of legal requirements, local and corporate procedures, instructions, guidance and policies including Ealing's Equality & Diversity and Dignity at Work policies, Customer Care Standards etc.
9. When supporting or carrying out enforcement activities commensurate with the post holder's training and limited delegated powers (i.e to serve specified notices), to ensure these are done in full compliance with the requirements of applicable legislation, codes of practice, council policies and procedures as well as accepted professional standards and best practice. Including the Regulators Code, Council Enforcement Policy, RIPA, PACE, Court Procedure, time limits, witness statements, evidential procedure etc.

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Please apply with your CV to: Callum Graham