Interim Environmental Health Officer

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Interim Environmental Health Officer
Interim Position

W Berkshire 5212006

Posted: 3rd August 2022 16:58
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £35.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Newbury,

    RG14 5LD

What's involved with this role:

Interim Environmental Health Officer - Facilities and Environmental Services

Reference no:  W Berkshire 5212006

This role can be carried out on a hybrid basis.

An Environmental Health Officer is required to provide professional expertise across a wide range of environmental health and where required wider PPP related matters and use them to maintain and, whenever possible, improve the health, safety and welfare of the districts citizens and visitors.

You will act using a variety of professional skills, experience and competencies including education and legal enforcement to achieve the aims of the Council.

If you are designated Senior EHO, you will manage and supervise and/or manage a range of professional and technical staff as allocated.

Duties to include:

  • Carry out inspections of all types of premises, land and undertakings and to initiate appropriate actions as a result.
  • Respond to service requests, complaints and formal notifications by investigations, inspections, interviews and all other appropriate methods.
  • Conduct investigations leading to the production of reports for consideration by the Public Protection Partnership – Joint Case Management including conducting interviews under caution, witness handling, evidence gathering and preparing for and attending court or tribunal.
  • Manage other staff conducting investigations acting as a Senior Investigating Officer for the purpose of the Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act 1996 (Senior EHO)
  • Take the lead on research into specialist topics and disseminate information to colleagues in these fields. This may include the supervision of specialist contractors.
  • Undertake inspections and associated actions in response to licensing, authorisations, permits, registrations and similar activities.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with clients, colleagues and external agencies.
  • Be an advocate for the values and work of the PPP
  • Assist in undertaking work of a promotional of educative nature including assisting in the running of courses and presentations.
  • The post holder may be required, occasionally, to carry out duties at unsociable hours for which either separate payment or time off in-lieu will be paid. This will be at the discretion of the Public Protection Manager
  • To promote equality as an integral part of the role and to treat everyone with fairness and dignity.
  • To recognise health and safety is a responsibility of every employee, to take reasonable care of self and others and to comply with the WBC Health and Safety policy and any service-specific procedures / rules that apply to this role



“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • EHRB registered
  • Post EHRB qualification in related field of study e.g. Masters Degree, Investigations, CIEH accredited Assessment for Professional Development (APD) or NQF Level 7 or above
  • Previous experience and or qualification in a related field e.g. environmental control, health and safety, housing or planning
  • Specialist qualification in related field e.g. acoustics, air pollution or occupational health and safety
  • Experience of working in a fast-moving customer focused environment.
  • Demonstrable knowledge investigation framework including PACE, RIPA, POCA and CPIA
  • Housing background
  • Previous experience of carrying out inspections
  • Knowledge and experience of appropriate IT systems
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adapt style to wide variety of people
  • Ability to act assertively, with authority, knowing when to be empathic and a good listener
  • Ability to write concise and accurate reports
  • Ability to pay high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to gather evidence in a criminal investigation
  • Experience in leading investigations, projects or studies
  • Skills in report writing and presentation of information
  • Good motivator of both self and other staff
  • Able to help others to identify risk and prioritise workload (Senior Only)
  • Able to mentor others
  • Ability to respond effectively to rapidly changing demands.
  • A demonstrable commitment to the ‘one service’ ethos of PPP


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
  3. Experience in supervision
  4. Previous experience of having given evidence in court or similar environment


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Interim Environmental Health Officer
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