Graduate Environmental Health Officer To carry out practical training in fulfillment of professional qualification requirements in order to become EHRB registered EHO. Whilst training, carry a caseload suitable to qualifications, experience, and competency. Job title:Graduate Environmental Health Officer Job Description: Becoming a Graduate Environmental Health Officer with Capita Local Government Location: London – Central, South, North East. Location will be client based and flexible. Starting Salary: £28,000 – salary will be reviewed with the potential to increase following completion of training. Contract: Permanent, 37.5 hours per week Are you an Environmental Health Graduate looking to launch your career in a progressive company? Today’s citizens expect modern and accessible services, such as the ability to report issues 24/7 online, monitoring progress and providing feedback. At the same time, the UK population is increasing, space is at a premium and, as residents and business live and operate in closer proximity, it’s likely to cause a rise in health, safety and welfare complaints being reported to the local authority. Our environmental health services cover a whole range of issues to help keep your residents safe and include: food safety, health and safety, animal health, pollution, housing standards and port health. We’re now seeking Graduate Environmental Health Officers to join the team. No prior experience is necessary as you will be given the practical training to achieve your professional qualifications and develop your competencies to become a qualified Environmental Health Officer. You will get the opportunity to travel and work with multiple Local Authorities and gain experience across a wide variety of sectors in Environmental Health. During your 1st year, you will be given essential training which will lay the foundations of your Environmental Health career, as well as the opportunity to work within the following specialised areas, where you will be able to build your portfolio under the guidance of an allocated mentor: Public Health and Nuisance Food Safety Scientific/Environmental Protection Additional Services where applicable This is an excellent opportunity that will ensure you are nurtured throughout your Environmental Health journey and provided with the tools to take your career into a variety of different directions. Once you have completed your training and portfolio you will begin undertaking the following duties under the guidance of the wider Environmental Health team: Undertake the investigation of service requests and identify contravention of legislation and corrective action to be taken. This will include taking the appropriate action in line with the relevant policies, procedures and legislation in relation to appeals, infection, accidents, risk or other circumstances within the general purview of the section. Inspect or visit vehicles, stalls, plants or equipment. Identify licensable premises and take all necessary steps to licence the premises within target times, ensure compliance of licencing conditions, and taking the relevant enforcement action. Carry out the enforcement of legislation and other powers in a timely and efficient manner, as may be required in line with service and statutory legal guidelines. This will include the presentation of evidence at legal and other quasi-judicial hearings. Initiate legal action where appropriate advising the Legal Service of technical considerations and contraventions. Prepare and deal with correspondence, licences, briefs and other documents. Originate reports in the appropriate format including the preparation and evaluation of statistics. Scrutinise, process and comment on applications, plan reports schemes or other submissions for environmental guidance or clearance as directed. Undertake the sampling, testing or seizure of products, materials, gases or substances and recording of noise. Liaise with officers within Regulatory Services, council services, outside organisations, companies and individuals in order to deliver an effective Environmental Health Service. Ensure the Group Manager is kept fully informed on any aspect of work which is controversial, political, strategic, financial or otherwise of a sensitive or highly complex nature. Keep up-to-date with changes in legislation, policies, attitudes and techniques relevant to their service groups. Assist in the preparation and execution of publicity campaigns and educational work. Assist at meetings, working parties, public meetings, exhibitions or demonstrations Carry out specialist environmental health duties as requested and in accordance with experience and training. Carry out research or survey work related to the work of the Environmental Health Department. Participate in specialist project teams as required. What we’re looking for Degree in Environmental Health What’s in it for you? A great salary and full training to become accredited Experience working in multiple Local Authorities across the UK 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform Opportunity to work from home You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you. What we hope you’ll do next: Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you. We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. All Capita colleagues who can work from home should do so; and where it is not possible for colleagues to work remotely, we have taken important steps to protect those working from Capita’s offices. Social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place at all Capita locations that are open to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of COVID-19. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we’re doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time. Location:London ,United Kingdom Time Type:Full time Contract Type:Permanent

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