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Public Protection Assistant


Environmental Health

Blackpool Council

Public Protection Assistant (Food Control and Health & Safety)

Contract Salary -  NJC Grade E SCP 22 - 25 £21,074 - £23,111

Contract Hours - 37 hours

Contract Type - Permanent

Please note the salary figures stated above will be subject to a 2% increase with effect from 1st April 2019

Blackpool is the UK’s top seaside resort, famous for its tower, rollercoasters, golden sands and family entertainment. It has breath-taking countryside on its doorstep and is just an hour away from the city life of Manchester and the beauty of the Lake District.

Blackpool is well into a period of transformation. The Council is continuing to work hard to create a better, more attractive place to live, work and visit. We will benefit from improvements to the Promenade, better public transport, modernised streets, an extended shopping centre, a new IMAX cinema, a 21st century state-of-the-art conference centre, a range of new high quality hotels and many more places to eat, drink, and be entertained.

We want the right people to join our busy Public Protection team and make a real difference to the lives of our residents and visitors.

You will need to be enthusiastic, motivated and diligent. With nearly 2500 food businesses within the town this is the perfect career opportunity for you to gain valuable experience in a wide range of enforcement actions and enhance your professional and personal development. You will receive support, training and supervision as needed.

You will be responsible for carrying out food hygiene and food standards inspections, communicable disease control, and complaint investigation. You will also carry out health and safety accident and complaint investigations. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the duties and functions within other regulatory areas such as licensing, housing enforcement and environmental protection etc.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be a great team player. You will need a full UK driving licence and access to a car while at work.

Applicants will ideally have a degree or diploma in Environmental Health and be CIEH EHRB registered. However those who have graduated and are hoping to qualify soon are invited to apply for our Public Protection Assistant post, with a view to potentially progressing to the Public Protection Officer post when qualified.

For an informal discussion please contact Carolyn Bland (Food and Health & Safety Enforcement Manager) on 01253 478323 or email

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working hours

full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

2nd Apr 2019