Public Health Officer
TAMWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER
£24,491-£27,041 per annum
(plus essential car user allowance)
37 hours per week
Tamworth Borough Council is an organisation which has a one team approach to the delivery of its services. The Environmental Health service is an integral part of the organisation ensuring the safety of residents/visitors and helping businesses meet their legal obligations through effective regulation.
Tamworth itself is a large market town located in the south east corner of Staffordshire. With a population of approximately 77,000 the town centre is the hub and focal point for the town providing a range of hospitality and retail services as well as a historic market.
We require an enthusiastic and highly motivated Public Health Officer to join our busy Environmental Health team. You will be involved in providing statutory functions including food hygiene/health and safety interventions, sampling activities, processing licence applications and investigating food poisoning/accident and complaint notifications. You will also support the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic investigating local outbreaks and providing advice and support on the latest Covid secure regulations and guidance. From time to time you will also deputise for other areas of Environmental Health work and be responsible for administering our professional database and electronic document management (EDM) system.
You will need an attention to detail, be motivated to provide a high level of customer service and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
You will have a detailed knowledge and/or experience of working in Licensing/Food Hygiene/Health & Safety or a similar regulatory function.
Experience of enforcement work and a knowledge of criminal proceedings is desirable as you will be involved in collecting evidence that may be used in criminal proceedings.
You must have a good understanding of current environmental health issues and be committed to collaborative working and finding solutions to new developments in legislation and industry guidance. You must have a flexible approach to work and be able to work well under pressure, manage your own workload and prioritise your working week to meet deadlines.
The authority offers an excellent employment package with flexible working, a non-contributory health scheme, Local Government pension scheme and generous holiday entitlement.
Appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, right to work in the UK check and medical clearance.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Gareth Harvey, Head of Environmental Health on 01827 709437.
Closing date: 22nd November 2020
Late applications and/or CVs will not be accepted. Agencies need not apply. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts.