Case Manager – Environmental Health


Case Manager – Environmental Health

Somerset West and Taunton
  • Full Time
  • Salary: £26,999 - £28,785 per annum
  • Closing date: Monday September 30th, 2019 12:00pm
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Job Ref No: TRCMEH

Location: Taunton

Salary: A range of roles available ranging from Case Manager Grade F (£26,999 – £28,785), which may be Market Factored to Grade G (£31,371 – £32,878) and Case Manager Grade H (£35,934 – £37,849) depending on qualifications and experience

37 hours per week (part-time hours/job share will also be considered)

Closing date for application forms: Monday 30th September 2019

Interview: w/c 14th October 2019

The newly formed Somerset West and Taunton Council’s environmental health team is a busy, multi-disciplinary team covering health and safety, food safety, environmental protection and private sector housing. An exciting opportunity for enthusiastic, hardworking and experienced Environmental Health professionals has become available within the team.

You will need to be organised, self-motivated and an excellent team player. A good knowledge of relevant legislation and any associated codes of practice/guidance is required for these roles, and experience of inspecting a range of premises and investigating complaints is essential. You must have good verbal and written communication skills and be competent to deal with complex case work, taking enforcement action where necessary. We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate an adaptable and flexible approach, a positive attitude and an ability to work on your own initiative.

We are seeking the equivalent of 4.6 FTE posts to fulfil a range of roles within the Food Safety Team and the Private Sector Housing Team.

Food Safety: You would be expected to carry out a range of food hygiene inspections, food complaint and infectious disease/outbreak investigations. Experience in Health and Safety would also be beneficial to the role.

The successful candidate will possess one of the following, in accordance to the Food Law Code of Practice:

  • The Higher Certificate in Food Control (awarded by either the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) or the Scottish Food Safety Officers’ Registration Board (SFSORB))
  • A certificate of Registration as an Environmental Health Practitioner from EHRB
  • Diploma in Environmental Health (or historical equivalent) from EHRB or SFSORB)

Private Sector Housing: You would be expected to be involved in Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) licencing and the investigation and enforcement of private sector housing complaints under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

The successful candidate will be suitably qualified and experienced, with evidence of having completed training on Understanding, Applying and Enforcement of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

All candidates must have a full, clean driving licence.

Benefits of working with the Council

The Authority offers flexible and agile working, with excellent technology to support this. The council offices provide a pleasant, comfortable and modern working environment and a fleet of pool cars for use on official business. The Council offer a generous annual leave entitlement as well as an option to purchase additional annual leave. Other benefits include the Local Government Pension Scheme, payment of professional subscription if required for the role, an Employee Assistance Programme, access to My Staff Shop which include salary sacrifice schemes, discounts and deals. Employees also are eligible for free use of the gym and swimming pool during off peak times and discounted gym and swimming membership at peak times. A relocation allowance may apply if eligible.

For more information on the post, please contact either Emily Vining on 01823 91431 or email e.vining@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk or Scott Weetch on 01823 219566 or email s.weetch@tsomersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk

 How to apply:

To apply for these roles, please visit https://www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/jobs/ to download and complete the attached Application form and Recruitment Monitoring forms in line with the Job Description.

Completed Application Forms and Recruitment Monitoring forms should be emailed to recruitment@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk, quoting the job reference number of the role you are applying for.

Please note we do not accept CVs.