Hours: 37 Hours per week
We have new
opportunities within our dedicated Isle of Wight Council workforce for skilled
Environmental Health professionals with relevant experience in ANY OR ALL of
the following 3 areas;
friendly, hardworking team works as a close-knit unit, keeping our Island
community safe and healthy, ensuring all Environmental Health duties are
properly discharged in accordance with team plans and service demands.
Isle of Wight is a beautiful, calm, interesting and inspiring place to be.
While we love the tranquil surroundings, we are an innovative, forward thinking
and dynamic council. We trust in our staff to make a difference on the Isle of
Wight – and we want people to join us who share those values. The opportunities
ahead of us are vast and you could be a part of that” - John Metcalfe, Chief Executive of the
Isle of Wight Council
a unit we are responsible for vital duties Island wide, delivering on food
safety / standards and health and safety to environmental protection team
plans, from inspections and investigations of communicable disease, complaints
and accident notifications to undertaking enforcement activities when
necessary. We are the team investigating
nuisance, fly tipping and pest complaints, administering public health
funerals, providing responses to planning and licencing consultations and
assisting in the IPPC inspection programme.
addition, we now face a new, constantly evolving Covid-19 response and due to
increasing workloads we are inviting a skilled EHP professional to join us on
our beautiful Island as a Regulatory Officer on a permanent basis.
role of Regulatory Officer / Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP);
detailed inspections / investigations to determine whether hazards are
effectively controlled, and legislation is complied with, offering advice on
good practice. Returning to premises, as appropriate, to establish whether
remedial action has been taken to comply with necessary requirements.
service requests and commenting on consultations from Development Control and
appropriate enforcement action, including preparing comprehensive letters,
reports, schedules and legal notices in accordance with relevant enforcement
policies and procedures.
your skill and initiative to identify matters warranting formal action. Where
necessary, collecting, controlling and presenting evidence in a court of law,
in support of proceedings taken by the Council.
the Isle of Wight Council is looking for;
need Environmental Health Practitioners with a sound knowledge of relevant
legislation, regulations, processes, systems, procedures and standards who can
demonstrate experience of working in a regulatory service environment.
Experience should include inspection, investigation and consultations, with
previous enforcement experience, including gathering, preparing and presenting
evidence in court.
will need to hold a degree in Environmental Health OR a combination of
equivalent accredited qualifications for example:
with the Environmental Health Registration Board
Diploma Part II in Occupational Health & Safety
Health & Safety Regulation
in Acoustics and Noise Control
and persuasive communication is key, both orally and in writing. You will need
to be able to engage with our community in a proactive and effective manner
with a focus on educating people and businesses to achieve the benefits of
role requires strong organisational skills to record, prioritise and
co-ordinate workload. Applicants will need to be confident utilising a range of
I.T systems ensuring paperwork is completed and relevant information entered
onto systems following inspections, investigations, telephone conversations,
advisory visits etc.
feel at home in this team you’ll need to possess an investigative, assertive
and considered approach to problem solving.
While we do work with minimal supervision, taking initiative and
responsibility for our decisions, we also work together to support our colleagues
in providing an effective and efficient Environmental Health Service. This can
mean working out of hours on a rota basis and / or helping out in other areas
of Environmental Health, enabling you to broaden your experience and maintain
will also need to be able to satisfy the travel requirements of the role e.g.
use of a vehicle here on the Island and possession of a full driving licence.
support may be available to you if you are moving to the Isle of Wight to
specifically take up a frontline role with Regulatory Services. For experienced
workers you may qualify for allowances up to £8,000. If you decide to commute
to the Isle of Wight daily, you may get your travel costs reimbursed.
further information or an informal discussion please contact Duncan Macdonald
on: 01983 823000.
In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further
communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This
means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of
the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful
on this occasion.
Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively
promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options
(where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.
out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the island here.
Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to
encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better
reflect the diversity within our local community.
council and its schools recruit according to the council's Safer Recruitment
policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this
In addition to the
above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means
that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the
advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered
an opportunity for an interview within the council.