Interim Environmental Health Officer – Public Protection

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Interim Environmental Health Officer – Public Protection
Interim Position

W Cheshire 5215494

Posted: 15th September 2022 06:28
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  • Pay Rate:

    £28.11 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • ELLESMERE PORT, Cheshire,

    CH65 0BE

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Environmental Health Officer – Public Protection

Job Reference: W Cheshire 5215494

Pay Rate: £28.11 per hour PAYE

Home working is available.

Experience of statutory nuisance essential

To undertake the functions assigned to the post of an Environmental Health, Environmental Protection or Trading Standards Practitioner to deliver and promote excellent services to the businesses and people of Cheshire West and Chester and beyond as required. To co-operate with others to embrace and successfully deliver a flexible, joined-up approach to service delivery across Regulatory Services and particularly (but not exclusively) within Environmental Health, Environmental Protection, Trading Standards and Licensing.


  • Carry out a full or very wide range of environmental health/environmental protection/trading standards inspections, monitoring and/or enforcement duties or have lead operational responsibility in contaminated land in addition to other duties assigned to the post in accordance with Service Development Plans, legislation, codes of practice, best practice and as directed by the section’s management.
  • Develop and maintain an expertise in all areas designated to the post and attend relevant training courses as directed to maintain individual competences.
  • Provide support to all Team Leaders and Lead Environmental Health/Environmental Protection/Trading Standards Practitioners for various areas of specialist work that are relevant to the post and work in close liaison with the other equivalent grades and, in particular, across Regulatory Services.
  • Provide advice and support across a very wide range of complex environmental health/environmental protection/trading standards issues to businesses, individuals and Members to facilitate effective service delivery and to promote a safe and healthy environment in accordance with service standards and the Directorate’s overall strategic direction, policies and objectives.
  • Take a lead role in joint initiatives within Regulatory Services, other Directorates and with external agencies and partners.
  • Provide operational support on complex issues to any other areas of the Service, Directorate or Council as directed by the section’s management.
  • Conduct and/or oversee enforcement activity and prepare reports for complex cases in accordance with legislation, codes of practice and the highest standards of professional practice for presentation at Court, Public and Planning Inquiries and Licensing Hearings.


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

  1. Qualifications:
    1. Degree level recognised Environmental Health/Scientific/Trading Standards or equivalent qualification
    2. Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health/Trading Standards Institute or equivalent body - desirable
  2. Experience of statutory nuisance
  3. Demonstrable experience in appropriate disciplines
  4. Experience and knowledge of local authority procedures – desirable
  5. Up to date working knowledge of legislation and Codes of Practice.
  6. Good communication skills
  7. Able to plan, organise and prioritise individual work, tasks and projects
  8. Effective in problem analysis and practical decision making
  9. ICT Skills: Basic IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)


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Other Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  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. ***Other Work-Related Requirements:
    1. Willingness and ability to attend meetings, undertake visits and inspections and provide “an if available” cover, outside normal office hours.
    2. Full valid Driving Licence
  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


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Job Ref: W Cheshire 5215494
Interim Environmental Health Officer – Public Protection
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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