|Description:||For: Environmental Health Officer – Temp role - Cambridge|
Meyer Scott Ref: VR/05545 - £24.90 ph
To carry out the full range of duties of an Environmental Health Officer from basic investigations/ inspections to the most complex cases in relation to the assigned work team/work area – namely Commercial, Residential, Licensing and Enforcement, and Environmental Quality and Growth
MAIN ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Inspect the district to which s/he is assigned to keep informed of the environmental health circumstances therein; analysis of complex areas of work, problem solve, make complex decisions and to take appropriate action and to liaise with the EHO’s/TO’s in other teams/work areas as necessary.
• Prepare and then undertake an annual programme of work in liaison with the relevant line manager. All work to be carried out in accordance with the service standards and quality criteria set by the service. To update and review the accuracy of the Service’s database as often as necessary
• Record details of all visits and action taken in accordance with service policy and procedures by manual or electronic means, in particular to maintain all necessary statutory records.
• Ensure all work required by informal or formal action is in accordance with legislative standards and service policy and is followed up to completion.
• Take decisions as to what is the most appropriate enforcement action and proceed with that action including the use of informal letters and notices, statutory notices, and, after consultation with the Team Manager, make recommendations to the
Environmental Health Manager with regard to potential cautions and prosecutions. Conform to the Council’s Enforcement Policy and the and departmental procedures
• Prepare reports, statements of evidence and attend court, public enquiries and committees as necessary.
• Lead on projects which will deliver longer term solutions to ensure that the service is being cost effective as directed by the manager
• Oversee technical officers, students, other staff or contractors as directed.
• Undertake health education and health promotion in relation to the relevant work areas as directed.
• Install and operate the equipment provided in relevant work areas in order to monitor safety and environmental conditions as appropriate. Assist with the practical training of Student EHO’s, TO’s and other staff as required from time to time in the relevant work area as directed.
• To keep abreast of all areas of Environmental Health to ensure that cover can be provided in all the teams as and when required
• Officers will be allocated to one of the four operational teams and the relevant section below will apply:
a. Licensing and Enforcement Team
Secure the relevant standards in relation to the all licensed premises, vehicles and persons in accordance with legislation and service policy. This will include processing of applications, the inspection of licensed premises and vehicles, investigation of complaints and compliance with conditions. Deal with statutory nuisance from commercial premises. Ensure that relevant standards are applied in relation to outdoor events. Contribute to the improvement of the night time economy in the City. Contribute to the Public Health agenda
b. Commercial Team
Secure the relevant standards in relation to all allocated commercial premises, in accordance with legislation and service policy. This will include the inspection of commercial premises, investigation of complaints/accidents/infectious disease/ sampling, and the registration of food premises as appropriate. Contribute to the Public Health agenda
c. Residential Team
Secure the relevant health and safety standards to all residential premises, in accordance with legislation and service policy. This will include removing hazards arising from- repair, amenity, overcrowding, fire safety, energy and home safety, harassment and illegal eviction. Investigation of statutory nuisance Duties will involve the inspection of premises, the investigation of complaints, the licensing of houses and flats in multiple occupation, and returning empty homes to use. Contribute to the public Health agenda
d. Environmental Quality and Growth
Secure the relevant standards in relation to the protection of the environment and promote health and wellbeing in accordance with legislation and service policy. This will include dealing with planning consultations and statutory nuisance on active application sites, LAPPC, air quality, noise, energy efficiency and contaminated land. Contribute to the Public Health agenda
Experience in dealing with the general public
Comfortable with the use of ICT
Familiarity with current Environmental Health Legislation.
Able to communicate at high levels.
Able to present facts and negotiate in a balanced manner.
Have the ability to lead on projects and deliver successful outcomes.
Have the ability to coordinate and organise workload.
Prepares to accept and deal with the public in a positive manner.
A diploma or Degree in Environmental health.
Certificate of registration of the environmental Health Registration Board.