Environmental Health Officer - Pollution

Tower Hamlets
£34,938 - £40,653
16 Oct 2018
01 Nov 2018
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer - Pollution

Salary: PO2 - PO3 - £34,938 - £40,653

Contract Type: Permanent

Number of Posts: 1

Hours per week: 35

Role Purpose

Tower Hamlets is a fascinating borough, a multi-cultural community steeped in history. The contrasts and challenges in Environmental Health are vast.

 The Pollution Team works across the Council to provide support to developers, undertaking projects and investigating complaints. The Team is responsible for ensuring that statutory responsibilities are carried out.

The post holder will work across the Team providing support to all Officers, and taking their own enforcement action when necessary.   

We are able to offer a range of career opportunities for individuals that are able to demonstrate flair and determination.

The Team is based within the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Service and is able to draw on resources and expertise across the Service. The successful candidate will have an understanding of contaminated land, investigating statutory nuisance and working on air quality projects that have been identified as beneficial to the residents and visitors to the Borough.

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), 

Key Responsibilities

You will be working in a Team dealing with diverse pollution problems seeking intervention strategies to ensure compliance with Environmental Health legislation and improving the  environment.

You will be expected to be self-motivated and appreciate the Council's wider agenda on issues that impact the local environment.


We are seeking applicants from Environmental Health Officers/ those with experience/understanding of pollution issues. 

Those applicants that are working towards their Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Registration Board Certificate will be encouraged to do so.

Applicants that hold their registration with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health will start at the higher grade.

Additional Information

Please contact David Tolley, Head of Service on 0207 364 6724, or Muhammad Islam, Team Leader, on 0207 364 1549, if you would like to discuss this opportunity further. 

Benefits and Allowances

This post attracts an essential car user allowance.

The post holder is able to take part in the Council's flexi time scheme.

Application Details

This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ 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

Closing Date: 1st November 2018




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