PT EHO – Public Protection

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PT EHO – Public Protection
Contract / Temporary

E Devon 5219536

Posted: 15th November 2022 11:12
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.10 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    15 – days/working hours tbc

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • HONITON, Devon,

    EX14 1EJ

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary PT EHO – Public Protection

Job Reference: E Devon 5219536

Pay Rate: £17.10 per hour PAYE

Basic DBS disclosure required

To start in January 2023 to cover maternity for approximately 12 months. Candidates will need to be local within the Devon to carry out site inspections as and when required. This is role is part time (15 hours per week - this can be flexible with days during Monday to Friday). There is no requirement to start from the office, lots of flexibility subject to hiring manager.

Undertake inspections, investigate complaints and provide enforcement, advice and support to the public, businesses and stakeholders to enable them to comply with the requirements of legislation, control environmental health nuisance and protect public health.

Core accountabilities include:

  • Enforcing Food Safety, Health and Safety, Environmental Protection, Housing, Port Health and Public Health legislation in accordance with policies and procedures through premises inspections and investigating accidents, enquiries and complaints.
  • Providing advice and support to Members, other agencies, proprietors, staff and the public concerning food safety, health and safety, nuisance, pollution, housing, anti social behaviour and public health matters as appropriate.
  • Examining, seizing, detaining or condemning articles as necessary and appropriate;
  • Inspecting and monitoring premises licensed or registered by the Council to ensure compliance with conditions as appropriate.
  • Taking action where required in respect of:
    • Investigating communicable disease and accident reports reports;
    • Taking samples of food and water for human consumption for analysis;
    • Carrying out surveys and sampling for environmental protection purposes;
    • Investigating pest control issues, filthy and verminous premises, public health funerals, contaminated land, envirocrime, environmental health concerns and similar issues that have the potential to affect public health.
  • Collecting information and producing appropriate written records, reports and other written communications as required, dealing with routine correspondence, interviewing stakeholders and customers and obtaining information for use in connection with formal proceedings.
  • Preparing statements of evidence and associated documentation and attending Court, Public Inquiries, Tribunals etc. to give evidence on behalf of the Council where necessary;
  • Responding to service requests and issues raised by stakeholders and customers. Responding to consultations for planning approval, licensing etc. Researching, preparing and drafting replies which reflect current best practice and cover the full range of appropriate work activities;
  • Taking an active part in environmental health and health promotion initiatives, preparing and delivering tailored business training in specific areas of work activity as directed and maintaining appropriate records of training;
  • Working with other services and external agencies to resolve public health issues.


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 or Diploma in Environmental Health and EHRB registration
    2. NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - desirable
  2. Experience in permitted processes and air quality.
  3. Up to date, detailed professional knowledge of relevant legislation, codes of practice and guidance
  4. Good level of awareness of current environmental health issues
  5. Understanding of the legal controls around investigative processes (PACE, RIPA etc.)
  6. ICT Skills: Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, databases and ICT systems


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

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. A valid driving licence and own car are essential (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act).
    2. Requirement for some routine out of office hours working or additional working to meet peak workloads or other contingencies of the work.
    3. *** 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


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Job Ref: E Devon 5219536
PT EHO – Public Protection
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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