Environmental Health Officer




Industrial, Management


£15.50 Per Hour


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MPA Belfast are recruiting on behalf of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council for a temporary Environmental Health Officer, based in Newtownabbey.


Essential Criteria


Communicative English, both verbal and written

A minimum of 6 months relevant postgraduate experience

Degree / Diploma in Environmental Health, which entitles you to Graduate or Corporate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

A thorough knowledge and understanding of current Environmental Health legislation.

Knowledge of the issues facing Local Government in Northern Ireland and the public’s expectations of regulatory services.

Full current driving licence and / or access to a form of transport to enable the duties of the post to be carried out in full.

Successful applicants must be required to undergo an Access NI check


The Job Role


Report to the Principal Officer on Environmental Health conditions within the Borough and enforcement of legislation.

To inspect/audit and risk assess premises and undertakings on a proactive and reactive basis across the range of Environmental Health functions in accordance with relevant legislation, approved codes of practice or guidance, and performance or quality targets within the Department.

Inspect, audit and ensure compliance of relevant premises authorised under Pollution Prevention and Control legislation and EC directives and regulations. 

Enforce relevant legislative requirements to ensure premises are up to required EC and Government standards. 

Report to Principal Environmental Health Officer and liaise with staff from the Environmental and Heritage Service, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Food Standards Agency (NI) and EC Inspectors as required.

Investigate and resolve complaints across the range of Environmental Health functions including the assessment of alleged statutory nuisance as defined by the Public Health Acts and the Pollution Control and Local Government (NI) Order.

Assist in the Departmental response to major incidents and emergencies such as pollution incidents, food poisoning outbreaks, food hazard warnings, dangerous occurrences, product recalls, etc.

Investigate accidents in the workplace.

Identify the educational needs of the community relevant to Environmental Health services and devise, organise and participate in health education and promotion activities such as ‘Dog Day’, Noise Awareness Week, Food Safety Week, European Health and Safety Week, etc.

Keep up to date with professional, technical and legislative developments.

Prepare and personally serve authorised statutory notices on proprietors, managing directors of commercial and industrial operations and on members of the public in the Borough.

A full job description is available on application


Additional Information


Working pattern is Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

Rates of pay is £15.50 p/hour

Temporary basis for 6 weeks initially

Holiday pay accrued from first day of employment

Pension Scheme

Weekly pay