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Regulatory Officer / Environmental Health Practitioner, Ref: 50047096

Jubilee Stores, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade 10, £30,262 to £32,886

Contact: Please view information pack and complete your job application online at Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50047096

Closing Date: 25/09/2020

Hours: 37 Hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent   


We have new opportunities within our dedicated Isle of Wight Council workforce for skilled Environmental Health professionals with relevant experience in ANY OR ALL of the following 3 areas;

Food Safety Standards

Health and Safety

Environmental Protection


This friendly, hardworking team works as a close-knit unit, keeping our Island community safe and healthy, ensuring all Environmental Health duties are properly discharged in accordance with team plans and service demands.

“The Isle of Wight is a beautiful, calm, interesting and inspiring place to be. While we love the tranquil surroundings, we are an innovative, forward thinking and dynamic council. We trust in our staff to make a difference on the Isle of Wight – and we want people to join us who share those values. The opportunities ahead of us are vast and you could be a part of that” - John Metcalfe, Chief Executive of the Isle of Wight Council

As a unit we are responsible for vital duties Island wide, delivering on food safety / standards and health and safety to environmental protection team plans, from inspections and investigations of communicable disease, complaints and accident notifications to undertaking enforcement activities when necessary.  We are the team investigating nuisance, fly tipping and pest complaints, administering public health funerals, providing responses to planning and licencing consultations and assisting in the IPPC inspection programme. 

In addition, we now face a new, constantly evolving Covid-19 response and due to increasing workloads we are inviting a skilled EHP professional to join us on our beautiful Island as a Regulatory Officer on a permanent basis.

The role of Regulatory Officer / Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP);

Undertaking detailed inspections / investigations to determine whether hazards are effectively controlled, and legislation is complied with, offering advice on good practice. Returning to premises, as appropriate, to establish whether remedial action has been taken to comply with necessary requirements.

Investigating service requests and commenting on consultations from Development Control and Licensing.

Taking appropriate enforcement action, including preparing comprehensive letters, reports, schedules and legal notices in accordance with relevant enforcement policies and procedures.

Using your skill and initiative to identify matters warranting formal action. Where necessary, collecting, controlling and presenting evidence in a court of law, in support of proceedings taken by the Council.

What the Isle of Wight Council is looking for;

We need Environmental Health Practitioners with a sound knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, processes, systems, procedures and standards who can demonstrate experience of working in a regulatory service environment. Experience should include inspection, investigation and consultations, with previous enforcement experience, including gathering, preparing and presenting evidence in court.

Applicants will need to hold a degree in Environmental Health OR a combination of equivalent accredited qualifications for example:

Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board

NEBOSH Diploma Part II in Occupational Health & Safety

NVQ4/5 in Health & Safety Regulation

Certificate/Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control      


Clear and persuasive communication is key, both orally and in writing. You will need to be able to engage with our community in a proactive and effective manner with a focus on educating people and businesses to achieve the benefits of change.

This role requires strong organisational skills to record, prioritise and co-ordinate workload. Applicants will need to be confident utilising a range of I.T systems ensuring paperwork is completed and relevant information entered onto systems following inspections, investigations, telephone conversations, advisory visits etc.

To feel at home in this team you’ll need to possess an investigative, assertive and considered approach to problem solving.  While we do work with minimal supervision, taking initiative and responsibility for our decisions, we also work together to support our colleagues in providing an effective and efficient Environmental Health Service. This can mean working out of hours on a rota basis and / or helping out in other areas of Environmental Health, enabling you to broaden your experience and maintain core skills. 

Applicants will also need to be able to satisfy the travel requirements of the role e.g. use of a vehicle here on the Island and possession of a full driving licence.  

Relocation support may be available to you if you are moving to the Isle of Wight to specifically take up a frontline role with Regulatory Services. For experienced workers you may qualify for allowances up to £8,000. If you decide to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may get your travel costs reimbursed.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Duncan Macdonald on: 01983 823000.      

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.       

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the island here.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council's Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.        

In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.