Environmental Health Officer - Health and Safety

Tower Hamlets
£34,938 - £40,653
12 Sep 2018
27 Sep 2018
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer - Health and Safety

Vacancy Reference Number: PLA00285

Directorate: Place

Division: Public Realm

Section: Regulatory Services

Team: Licensing & Safety

Grade: PO2 - PO3 - £34,938 - £40,653

Contract Type: Permanent

Number of Posts: 1

Hours per week: 35

Benefits and Allowances

We are able to offer a 35 hour week with flexi-time (a maximum of two ‘flexi’ days can be taken in a four week period), structured training opportunities (CPD), excellent salaries an additional car user allowance, advisory and enforcement work, a minimum of 6 weeks paid leave a year, assistance to obtain the APD and managerial opportunities.

This post also comes with an essential car user allowance.

Role Purpose

To carry out the duties of an Environmental Health Officer in relation to investigation health and safety complaints and accidents, undertaking projects, issuing massage and special treatment licences, infectious disease control and responding to licensing applications under the Licensing Act 2003.

Key Responsibilities

To manage a case load of health and safety investigations, accident investigations and complaints

To manage a range of massage and special treatment licences - to carry out inspections and vet qualifications of operators.

To lead on health and safety projects within the Team.  


Level 1 – this level has been created for those applicants that have a degree in Environmental Health and have completed most of the professional elements towards the EHRB.

Level 2- applicants must hold the EHRB or equivalent, those with 2 years experience will be rewarded by starting higher up the pay scale

Additional Information

Tower Hamlets is a fascinating borough, a multi-cultural community steeped in history. The contrasts and challenges in Environmental Health Commercial work range from the dozens of restaurants in the “Curry Capital” of Brick Lane, to the high-tech corporate world-wide financial institutions in Canary Wharf, employing thousands of people using the Services that Environmental Health is responsible for.

We are at the cutting edge of Environmental Health using education, advisory and enforcement tools to obtaining health improvements for the Community and Businesses in the Borough. This has resulted in strong partnerships with external agencies that have enabled us to be innovative in our approach to Environmental Health.

The Service operates with two distinct areas comprising of health and safety specialists and food safety specialists. We would like to keep these specialists but blur the edges enabling staff to work across areas when the need arises.

For further information about this post, please contact David Tolley - Head of Service on 0207 364 6724 or Tom Lewis, Team Leader on 0207 364 0375

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Internal/ External/ Agency

If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Internal employees should apply via the council's Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council's website www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/careers


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