We are working on behalf of our prestigious Client to engage an Environmental Health Officer with immediate effect. The successful candidate will be responsible to a Principal Environmental Health Officer for the improvement of the health and quality of life of people in Belfast through the efficient and effective delivery of specific work activities allocated.
- Make an effective contribution to the development and achievement of the Environmental Health Service objectives and unit business plans.
- Ensure that all duties and tasks assigned to the postholder are performed in accordance with specified time and quality targets.
- Carry out specified enforcement, investigative, educational and advisory duties associated with the responsibilities of any area of work to which the postholder is assigned.
- Actively participate in and progress through a structured development programme to build the professional experience and competence.
- Proactively liaise with other organisations (public, private, voluntary and community) to enhance the achievement of service and unit objectives.
- Carry out project work as directed by the Principal Environmental Health Officer or Senior EHO.
- Be responsible for organising personal daily work demands to ensure that all relevant agreed targets are achieved to ensure that a quality, customer focused environmental health service is delivered.
- Provide such reports, records and statistical information as required.
- Keep himself or herself informed of all new developments within the area of work to which the postholder is currently assigned through a process of continuing professional development.
- Proactively make suggestions for the improvement of work practices and services provided.
- Participate as required in the training of students and other persons assigned to the unit for training purposes or work experience.
- Participate as directed in the council’s recruitment process.
- Occasionally work outside normal office hours and to provide occasional cover for out of hours services such as the night-time noise service as directed by the unit manager.
- Undertake the duties in such a way as to enhance and protect the reputation and public profile of the city council.
- Undertake such other relevant duties as may from time to time be required.
- Be a qualified Environmental Health Officer who holds a Certificate of Registration of the
- Environmental Health Officers’ Registration Board or holds a qualification acceptable to the Board, that is, Diploma in Environmental Health awarded by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) or a historical equivalent;
- Possess a full, current driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland and have a car available for official business, or, access to a form of transport which will enable them to meet the requirements of the post in full.
Special skills and attributes:
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of the following skills which may be tested at interview:
- Communication skills: a strong standard of literacy and written communication skills with the ability to produce reports and the ability to communicate effectively, particularly with members of the public and with business owners in a way which reflects their needs.
- Technical knowledge: a good understanding of environmental health issues.
- Work planning skills: the ability to manage and prioritise a workload, to undertake
- required tasks independently and work to the specific technical criteria and targets.
- Team working skills: the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Decision making skills:
- Incisive and practical approach to decision making with the ability to know when to make decisions on their own and when to seek assistance from the senior or principal officer.
Customer care skills:
- Strong understanding of customer relations issues and customer care procedures.
Information technology skills:
- Ability to use standard office programmes and packages effectively, as well as the appropriate specialised programmes.
Can demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year’s relevant experience of working as an Environmental Health Officer