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Senior Environmental Health Officer

Closing date: 25/01/2021

Reference: REQ102516

37 hours / Temporary

38,890 - 40,876 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Senior Environmental Health Officer to join our busy Public Protection service on a temporary, full time basis, based at our Aberaeron office. We are looking for an individual with at least 5 years experience of public service provision, and relevant environmental health enforcement experience.

This is an exciting new role within the service providing the opportunity to act as an authorized officer of the Council. To be responsible for a full range of professional  and specialist duties to ensure the efficient and effective discharge of the Service’s and Council’s duties, policies, procedures  and practices in relation to Environmental Health and Public Protection. 

On a day to day basis you will: –

  • you will manage a team of Public Protection Officers covering all areas of Environmental Health;
  • undertake inspections, investigations and surveys in accordance with the Service area policies, procedures and inspection programmes;
  • initiate appropriate enforcement action to secure compliance with the relevant statutory requirements. To include the collection and collation of evidence in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act for use in Court proceedings and Tribunal hearings etc. Obtain and execute warrants as required;
  • to investigate complex breaches of legislation and to prepare evidence and other material for the instigation of legal proceedings, including the service of statutory notices, and to give evidence in court, public enquiries and tribunals as appropriate;
  • respond to all complaints and enquiries in a professional manner, bringing matters to a speedy and satisfactory conclusion. Maintain clear, factual and relevant records as appropriate. Ensure that all recording systems generated by the Service are appropriately maintained.

The post requires a degree of fluency in the Welsh language.   Please note that a successful applicant without the required Welsh language skill will be fully supported to reach the required standard.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Job Description and Person Specification

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Heddwyn Evans on

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Policy and Performance

We lead on corporate performance, corporate policy, strategic partnerships, engagement, community cohesion and civil contingencies, and also are responsible for strategic and operational responsibility for public protection: environmental health, food fraud, licencing and trading standards.  Our key functions are as follows: 

  • Complaints, Compliments and FOI
  • Corporate Performance and Policy: Corporate performance; Property gazetteer; Research
  • Public Protection: Environmental health; Food fraud; Licencing; Trading standards; Pollution Control; Pest Control; Weights and Measures; Communicable Diseases; Health and Safety; Animal Health.
  • Strategic Partnerships, Engagement and Research: Business continuity; Civil contingencies; Community safety partnership; Engagement; Equality; Public service board;  Refugee programm
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