Environmental Health Technician

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 4 (£26,188 - £31,888) per annum plus essential car allowance up to £1,239 per annum
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week. (job share or part time will also be considered).
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 31/08/2020 at 23:55 PM
Reference: REC128RS

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Environmental Health Technician in the Food and Safety Team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated team player with excellent interpersonal skills and sound judgement to undertake a range of duties.  We offer a flexible working environment within the team. 

You will support the delivery of the team’s work including food safety, health & safety, port health, communicable disease control, licensing and associated environmental health matters.

You will carry out food hygiene inspections, complaint work, infectious disease investigations and sampling - taking appropriate enforcement action where required.  Providing advice and guidance to our businesses will also form an integral part of your workload. 

Depending on your qualifications and experience you may also undertake health and safety work including complaint investigation, accidents and dangerous occurrences as well as participation in workplace health and safety project work. 

This is an excellent career development opportunity for the right candidates.  Graduate or Trainee Environmental Health Officers are welcome to apply (provided the essential criteria are met). 

You must hold a full driving license and will require your own vehicle for business use. 

This post is advertised as a full-time role.  However, we welcome applications from appropriately qualified individuals including those interested in job share or part time.

Applicants for this post must hold/have the following:

  • Higher Certificate in Food Control (or equivalent)
  • Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) or equivalent
  • Recent, relevant, post-qualification regulatory experience within a local authority, including food hygiene inspections, interventions and investigations 

In return we offer you:  

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ 

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London. 

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Nicola Wilson on 01634 331349. 

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email. 

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date. 

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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