Environmental Health Officer

  • Job Reference: 267218828-2
  • Date Posted: 20 April 2021
  • Recruiter: VNA Recruitment
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Salary: £23.00 to £29.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

We are currently seeking a highly experienced and qualified Environmental Health Officer to join my client's Covid-19 Response Team that will be based in North-East London.

In this role you will work collaboratively with Public Health colleagues to control infectious disease transmission risks and minimise - and ideally erase - local outbreaks. Central to this challenge will be the need to educate the public and businesses on transmission risks and relevant legislation, offering advice and guidance in order to improve local standards.

You will be tasked with contact tracing and visiting local businesses to educate and to enact control measures. Working flexibly to respond to fast-changing situations such as spikes and clusters in infections, emerging variations and new diseases, you will provide a key role into helping stop the spread of this infectious disease. There may also be a requirement to undertake doorstep interviews at residential homes. If you receive concerns about businesses and individuals not complying with the relevant rules and legislation, you will conduct investigations, draw up insightful reports on your findings and work with law enforcement to clamp down on high-risk situations.

As this is an immensely important role, my client has asked that the right candidate has the below:

* Have a background as an Environmental Health Officer in an infectious diseases, public health or environmental health organisation

* Hold an Environmental Health Registration Board approved academic qualification

* Have experience in providing a Covid-19 response (although this is not essential)