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Temp Environmental Health & Safety Officer

  • £27.00 - £34.00 per hour
  • Central London
  • Posted: 05/11/2020
  • Temporary
  • Job Ref: 176051120TEMP

Job Details

Temporary Environmental Health & Safety Officers required for a leading local government body in central London.

This is an ONGOING TEMPORARY ROLE until May 2021 in the first instance – paying circa £27-34 per hour – immediate start required – interviews asap

The Environmental Health & Safety Officers will ensure all other food and safety functions can be covered, and is not exhaustive to the following demands: 

  • COVID-19 safe interventions and business advice during the national emergency and recovery phase.
  • Undertake programmed food hygiene/standards inspections in accordance with the FSA code of practice
  • Respond to service requests relating to food complaints and premises hygiene
  • Business support and liaison
  • Contact Tracing
  • Track and trace enforcement

Applicants with experience in health and safety regarding food hygiene and holding NEBOSH qualifications would be desirable.  A degree or Master in Environmental Health would also be desirable. 


  • Undertake consistent, proportionate, targeted, accountable and transparent enforcement action, in accordance with best practice advice and guidance and enforcement policies, to resolve any identified non-compliances. This may include seizing food products, closure of food business, preparing and serving statutory notices, simple cautions and other legal documents.
  • Properly handle evidence, records and data to ensure that confidentiality, continuity, evidence integrity, data quality, data protection and requests for information requirements are observed. And instigate all necessary legal action in line with Council’s policies, including the preparation and presentation of evidence at Court and Tribunals.
  • Respond to correspondence and maintain up to date records on the computer systems and files of inspections and other visits made and action taken to ensure a complete record of cases is maintained in the event of later enquiries, complaints or subsequent legal action.
  • Meet performance targets for proactive and reactive work.
  • Undertake projects and initiatives to improve the delivery of the service.  These projects may reflect the impact of the wider environmental agenda.
  • To provide quality, timely and accurate professional advice, guidance and information about any work matter, to customers or colleagues, members of the public, businesses, solicitors and other professionals.
  • Attend internal and external meetings and Committees of the Council’s when required.
  • Ensure effective liaison is maintained with other relevant colleagues internally within the Council about matters relating to work within their areas.
  • Become familiar with, and work in accordance with Council policies, procedures, protocols, processes, risk assessments and techniques relevant to the job.
  • Take a flexible approach to duties outside of normal office hours including weekends for example to; monitor events, inspect premises where access is not available during normal working hours; investigate outbreaks of legionnaires disease, deal with an emergency etc.