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Environmental Health Officer / Senior Environmental Health Officer / Food Safety Officer

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
3-5 St James Road
36648 - 43421
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Health / Public Health / Nursing
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Full time permanent
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We are seeking a highly motivated Environmental Health Officer / Food Safety Officer to join our dynamic and enthusiastic Food Safety team. 

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated team player with strong communication skills and the ability to prioritise their own workload. A full driving licence and access to their own vehicle will be necessary as travelling around the borough is a requirement of the post.

The team is a busy, friendly, and professional team carrying out a range of work covering Food Safety, Food Standards, Infectious Diseases, Investigation of Food Complaints, Smokefree Compliance and Health & Safety (in food businesses).  There will be opportunity to develop your skills and experience, and support is provided to ensure Officers achieve at least 20 hours CPD each year.

We offer flexible working arrangements and a generous leave entitlement of 30 days (excluding bank holidays) rising to 34 days with 5 years continuous service.

Hours: 37 per week (Alternative working patterns may be considered but are not guaranteed). 

Salary: Grade 9 - 10: £36,648 – £43,421 (depending on experience)

Location: 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, DY1 1HL.  (Currently this position has a mixture of home, office and district working). 

Although most work is undertaken in core office hours you will be expected to work flexibly and routinely outside of core office hours to ensure service delivery. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and a DBS check. 

If you would like to have an informal chat about this position, please contact Christopher King (01384 814669) or Lucy Tromans (01384 817053). 

NB. We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date should a large number of applications be received.

Top tip when applying – As we’ve got a new recruitment system the application process has changed a little. You’ll need to register and create a profile the first time you apply. If you use a personal email to create a profile, then please be aware that once you’ve registered just pop back to the job advert and you’ll then be taken to login and apply.

So that we can demonstrate Dudley’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and to improve bias in the recruitment process that could create barriers for candidates. Your personal data will be anonymised when you apply, to ensure that you comply with our anonymisation process, please ensure you have removed your name and date of birth from any attachments prior to uploading them to your application.  

Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.  

If you require support completing an online or paper application form and or interview techniques, please contact Dudley Adult and Community Learning on 01384 818 143 or  who can support with Digital Skills and Job Applications.  

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N.B. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications

Attached documents
Employee Benefits List - Final v2.pdf
JD Senior EHO (Food) June 2024.docx
Senior EHO (Food) Person Specification June 2024.doc


Top tip when applying – As we’ve got a new recruitment system the application process has changed a little and we hope you’ll like it! 

You’ll first need to register and create a profile the first time you apply. 

Creating your profile will enable you do things such as track your application progress, view emails you’ve received from us and manage communication preferences, manage your interview bookings and offer information if successful.

About Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes which will be real game-changers for the borough. In addition to the exciting schemes such as the Midland Metro we also have the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

At Dudley Council we have a ‘one council’ ethos that builds an effective and dynamic organisation which grows the economy and creates jobs, creating a cleaner and greener place and supports stronger and safer communities.

We are rightly proud to be the historic capital of the Black Country and, working with our partners, Dudley Council is also committed to looking forward and helping to deliver our borough vision of ‘Forge a Future for all’

We ensure communities influence council decisions and are committed to delivering services in partnership with communities.  We provide flexible and responsive service in partnership and help communities help themselves.

In joining a local authority that serves 320,000 residents you will become an integral part of a council that:

• is ready to embrace change, providing an environment in which you will be encouraged to make your mark

• is aware of its key challenges and the need for a new energy to innovate the council, in order to find cost effective ways of delivering services

• has aligned its political and managerial leadership structures and is committed to protecting, securing and transforming the lives of children, families, the vulnerable and older people

• wants borough residents to have their say through our community forums

• dedicates time to meaningful consultation and listen to the views of our residents

• is working with the community to encourage active involvement of our residents

We want to leave a legacy of a better future for the borough that reflects Dudley borough’s potential and harnesses the ambitions of the people we serve. For more information see our Council Plan, Dudley Borough Vision for 2030, Forging a Future for All and key information about the borough and its communities at All about Dudley Borough

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01384 811300
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mary Stevens Park
West Midlands

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