Environmental Health Officer - Health and Housing

Tower Hamlets
£34,938 - £40,653
15 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer - Health and Housing

Vacancy Reference Number: PLA00393-1

Grade: PO2 - PO3 - £34,938 - £40,653

Contract Type: Permanent

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 Health and Housing Team works with landlords and tenants to provide safe and secure housing within the Borough. Over one third of the total Housing stock is within the private rented sector.

The Team are responsible for carrying out Housing Standards inspections, HMO licensing, Selective/Additional Licensing inspections and investigating public health service requests. 

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

The Team is based within the Environmental Health and Trading Standards and is able to draw on resources and expertise across the Service.

We are able to offer flexible working, structured training opportunities (CPD), excellent salaries an additional car user/travel allowance, advisory and enforcement work and a minimum of 6 weeks paid leave a year.

Key Responsibilities

You will be working in a Team dealing with diverse housing issues seeking intervention strategies to ensure compliance with Environmental Health legislation and improving the private rented sector.

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


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

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

This post is also suitable for graduates that have been working in the housing regulation arena - we will work with you to complete any training requirements you may need.

Benefits and Allowances

This post attracts an essential car user allowance/travel allowance.

The post holder is able to take part in the Council's flexible working scheme.

Additional Information

Please contact David Tolley, Head of Service on 0207 364 6724, if you would like to discuss this opportunity further.

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

Closing Date: 31 March 2019


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