Isle of Wight Council

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Senior Regulatory Officer/EHP (Ref: 2022_103)

County Hall, Newport / Agile

Grade 11, £39,623.00 to £42,431.00 per annum FT

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Rachel Briscoe at or 01983 821000 ext. 6167

Vacancy Reference: 2022_103

Closing Date: 02/02/2023

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week



We are a small but busy department, and we are now looking a Senior Environmental Health Officer/Regulatory Officer to join our team to assist with delivery of Environmental Health Functions.


The ideal candidate will be a qualified, experienced officer and you will have proven experience of promoting compliance through both a supportive as well as a staged approach to enforcement and be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of current legislation.


You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be capable of taking detailed notes when conducting your investigations and prepare prosecution files for court hearings.


Crucially, you will be keen to further your knowledge in addition to sharing your experience and mentoring officers in the team. 


We need a team member who is enthusiastic and flexible and will positively contribute to driving our service forward. You’ll need to have an investigative, assertive approach to problem solving and able to work as part of a team.


Primarily we are looking for a Senior to support in delivery in the Business Regulation Team but due to how the team is structured there could be opportunities to assist in Environmental Protection work.


As well as being a great place to work we also offer some additional incentives to those willing to commute to the island


• Local and national staff discounts & benefits scheme

• Solent ferry travel discounts via Red Funnel, Wightlink & Hover travel

• Island bus network discount

• Staff parking permit scheme

• Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

• Contribution to commuting cost


To meet the competencies sent out in the Food Law Code of Practice for a Food Safety Officer, you’ll need to be:


• A qualified Environmental Health Officer (higher certificate in Food Control or equivalent)

• Registered with the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) or equivalent

• Have recent experience of food safety enforcement gained within a Local Authority

• A valid driving licence is essential


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Rachel Briscoe at  or 01983 821000 ext. 6167

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. 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. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.



Closing date: 2nd February 2023