An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Environmental Health Officer to join Chelmsford City Council’s Public Health and Protection Services.
We are looking for a suitably qualified and skilled officer who is confident and competent in the area of food and health and safety enforcement. We also consider applications from recent graduates who are working towards EHRB registration or equivalent (although our expectation is that chapter 4 competencies in food will be achieved within 4 months of appointment) and welcome applicants returning from a career break.
You will be working within a busy team undertaking a diverse range of food and health and safety regulatory work fully supported by the Business Compliance Lead Officer and as is a great opportunity to develop and expand skills across the disciplines.
The successful candidate will be motivated and have the necessary skills to communicate requirements and influence standards and behaviour. They will have a commitment to team working and be able to manage and prioritise a diverse workload. It goes without saying that Chelmsford City Council aims to provide the highest standards of customer service.
Chelmsford delivers the best of all worlds in terms of working and living. Our thriving and lively city centre is surrounded by village communities and countryside and is only 35 minutes from London by train.
Council Chelmsford City Council operates a flexible working day based on 37 hours per week, has the Investors in People Gold status and pays CIEH membership fees. Employees can also join a cash plan scheme for health care costs and access an Employee Assistance Programme. A full driving licence is required for this post and the nature of the work means that you will need to undertake some duties outside normal office hours.
Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council's Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.