We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Public Protection Officer

Closing date: 08/06/2022

Reference: REQ103862

37 hours / Permanent

32,798 - 34,373 *

County Hall, Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Public Protection Officer to join our busy Public Protection service on a permanent, full time basis, based at our Aberaeron office.

This is an exciting role within the service providing the opportunity to act as an authorized officer of the Council. You will 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. This role will concentrate on the regulation of food safety & standards, and private water supplies.

You will undertake inspections, investigations and surveys in accordance with the Service area policies, procedures and inspection programmes. You will have a minimum of 3 years in Environmental Health/Animal Health or similar.

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 within two years of appointment.

Job Description and Person Specification

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, Performance and Public Protection

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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The County Hall is a historic building, centrally located in the pleasant harbour town of Aberaeron.   Whilst the County Hall is one of our smaller offices it houses the town's public library and is therefore a popular hub for the community....
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