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Environmental Health Officers (2 posts)

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Ipswich Borough Council
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£31,371 - £36,876
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Full Time
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11 December 2019 01:00 PM
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Ipswich is the County Town of Suffolk, steeped in history, filled with beautiful parks and a vibrant, lively waterfront area. There are good transport links to the Capital and the town is local to picturesque countryside and the coastline of East Anglia.

We are seeking an Environmental Health Officer in both the Food Safety Team and in the Health and Safety / Licensing Team.

These teams form part of the Public Protection service area, which plays a key role in protecting and improving the health of people living, working and relaxing in Ipswich. The service brings together teams who play a highly visible and respected role across the council.

The Food Safety Team are committed to delivering the council's aim of ensuring all food businesses in the borough are a minimum of 4 food hygiene rating. We are looking for an officer who will work closely with food businesses to achieve this. Your day-to-day role will be carrying out routine food hygiene interventions and delivering regulatory services for food safety and infectious disease control.

You will have a Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health, be registered with EHRB and be a member of CIEH.

You will also need to demonstrate that you meet the relevant competencies and CPD requirements laid out in the Code of Practice.

Working in the Health and Safety / Licensing Team, you will be carrying out risk-based health and safety interventions, investigating workplace complaints and accidents etc. as per the National Enforcement Code. You may also participate in the council's Safety Advisory Group (a multi-agency forum to ensure public events operate safely) and alongside colleagues in licensing.

This is a specialist post dealing largely with occupational health and safety issues. You will have a Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health, be registered with EHRB and be a member of CIEH and / or have a NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health, be able to demonstrate you are Section 18 competent and be able to work to National LA Enforcement Code parameters.

You will have excellent communication skills, be enthusiastic and self-motivated, whilst having the ability to take on a varied caseload and work independently. You will be a strong team player with a positive outlook.

Applications are invited from experienced or newly qualified Environmental Health Officers.

Ipswich Borough Council can offer up to 31 days annual leave as well as bank holidays and we support flexible and agile working arrangements. We have a strong emphasis on personal development whether through external courses or internal peer lead training.

If you are looking to develop your career Ipswich Borough Council can provide you with excellent opportunities to do so.

Apply online at: www.ipswich.gov.uk/jobs where you will need to log in or sign up to complete the online application form for this vacancy.

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