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Job: Swyddog Iechyd Amgylcheddol Iechyd Cyhoeddus / Environmental Health Officer
Job Ref: RE-1417
Salary: £37,261.00 - To: £42,503.00
Job Scale: Gradd 8 / Grade 8
Job Hours: 37 Awr / 37 Hours
Location: Gweithio o adref/ Y Ganolfan Ddinesig - Home working/Civic Centre
This is a permanent position . The hours will reduce to 28 hours after two years. However, should funding be secured then additional hours will be made available to the post holder at that time.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council allows its relevant posts holders up to two flexi leave days per months subject to adherence with the current Flexi Policy. There are currently no core hours, but employees are expected to be available for work depending on demands of the service and at the managers discretion. The Environmental Health, public health team work on an agile basis and officers are expected to manage their own workloads in meeting service outcomes

Job Purpose;
To undertake the full range of specialist environmental health duties within the Public Health team.
To assist in the efficient, effective, and economic discharge of the Council’s policies and statutory duties.

Service areas covered by the post include:

• Food Safety.
• Food Standards.
• Communicable Disease Control.
• Health and Safety enforcement of commercial businesses including regulation of tattooists, other special procedures, petroleum licensing and safety at sports grounds.
• Public Health Funerals.
• Planning advice.
• Private Water Supplies.
• Enforcement of No Smoking legislation.

For further information please contact Sarah Larkin on 01685 725000.

All new applicants are required to complete a 10 hour online Welsh Work Course. You will need to complete parts 1 and 2 of the course and must be able to evidence this prior to starting work with the Authority. For further information on how to complete this course please visit:

Application forms can be completed online at

If you do not have access to the internet, application forms can be obtained by telephoning 01685 725000 and are to be returned no later than 20.10.2023 to HR Administration, Civic Centre, Castle Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AN.


Ability to speak Welsh is desirable.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council encourages applications from Welsh speakers. Application forms may be submitted in Welsh and any applications completed in Welsh will not be treated any less favourably than those submitted in English.

If you are successfully shortlisted for interview please contact to let us know if you would like your interview to be conducted through the medium of Welsh.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is committed to protecting and safeguarding the most vulnerable people in our community. Rigorous pre-employment checks are undertaken for all appointments as part of our recruitment and selection process.

All employees are required to comply with their individual and organisational responsibilities under the Data Protection Act, the Information Security Policy and relevant supporting operational policies. Any matters of a confidential nature must not be disclosed or passed to any unauthorised persons or third party under any circumstance either during or after employment except in the proper course of your employment or as required by law, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council or both. Any breach of confidentiality may lead to disciplinary action.

We value diversity in our workforce and consider ourselves to be an Employer of Choice, committed to promoting and integrating equality of opportunity into all aspects of our work. We welcome applications from everyone and encourage applicants from all groups and backgrounds to apply and join us at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. We are strongly committed to eradicating discrimination in the workplace and ensure that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, disability, sex, race, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, religion or belief, gender identity and expression, and pregnancy and maternity.