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Environmental Health Officer /Senior Technical Officer (22 hours) (Fixed term for up to 1 year - Maternity Cover) (Dorset)

Salary details: £17048 - £22529

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Dorset Council
Occupational group
Salary details
£17,048 - £22,529 (Dependent on qualifications)
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Janet Moore
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Contact telephone
01305 838413
Closing Date
23 October 2020
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Environmental Health Officer / Senior Technical Officer

22 hours per week

Fixed term for up to 1 year - Maternity Cover

Pay Grade 10 / 11

£17,048 - £22,529 (pro rata'd & dependent on qualifications)

If so an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team as an Environmental Health Officer or Senior Technical Officer to work 22 hours per week for up to a 12-month period providing maternity leave cover.

Dorset is a beautiful and iconic area, with historic market towns and miles of stunning coast. Dorset Council was established as a unitary council in 2019 and prides itself as being bold and ambitious, with a One Team approach – working to support and grow our communities in their health and wellbeing. Your role sits within the Environmental Protection Team, a team of 20 dedicated officers working across the Unitary Council area.

What you will be doing 

Our friendly, professional and customer focused team have a diverse remit and you will join them working in the areas of air, land and water quality as well as dealing with a wide range of nuisance and public health investigations. You will have your own caseload - providing advice and assistance; investigating and resolving customer’s requests, queries and complaints; undertaking regulatory inspections and enforcing the relevant legislation as necessary. You may also be required to lead on various specialist themes or projects.

About you  

We are looking for a self-motivated person who can work independently but be happy to support colleagues where necessary.  To join as an EHO you must have the relevant qualification in Environmental Health. Alternatively, if you join us as a Senior Technical Officer you must have a thorough understanding and/or previous experience of working in environmental protection. To find out more please download and read the Job Descriptions, Person Specifications & Context statements carefully.

Closing date for applications: 23rd October 2020

Interviews will be held: w/c 2nd November 2020

Working at Dorset Council 

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity. 

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.  

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together. 

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about 

Dorset Council provides a framework to explain the behaviours expected from everyone who works, or volunteers, for Dorset Council regardless of their role or grade within the organisation, find more information about this here. The behaviours will form part of the selection process, where you will be asked to evidence when you have demonstrated them.

Our offices are based in Dorchester, however we have a number of outlying office locations (current COVID workplace restrictions apply and successful applicants will be required to work from home unless there are extenuating circumstances).

This post has a significant travel requirement and you are contractually required to have a vehicle (or transport deemed to be suitable by the council) available for use as required.

Dorset Council uses generic job descriptions and person specifications and therefore the job title in the attachments on the right may differ from the job title in the advert. Further specific information relating to the Environmental Protection Service please refer to context statement provided.

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NB: You will be unable to view the job description and person specification forms after this vacancy has closed. We cannot accept CVs in place of an application form as we require the same range of information from all our candidates.

Dorset Council is committed to making our recruitment process barrier-free, and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

For more information on how to apply, please see this helpful guidance