Principal Environmental Health Officer

£38,813 - £43,662
17 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Salary:                £38,813 - £43,662 per annum (City Pay Band 7)

Hours:                37 per week

Closing Date:   12 noon, 30th September 2019

Interview Date: 15th or 16th October 2019

Do you want to be part of a fast-paced and dynamic team working within the vibrant City of Cambridge?

Working in an iconic, vibrant diverse city such as Cambridge you will be joining an organisation where Environmental Health is an important and highly regarded Service.  Here at Cambridge City we work as one council to achieve our vision where people matter, where Cambridge is a good place to live, learn and work and where we care for the planet.

We have an opportunity for a Principal Environmental Health Officer (PEHO) to undertake a range of duties from basic investigations / inspections to the most complex cases in relation to the assigned work within the Commercial and Licensing team.

Maybe you have reached your personal and professional goals in your current role or are looking to take your next step, perhaps considering a side-ways move to specialise in a really interesting and important area of work – could this role be your next step?

As a PEHO you will be responsible for managing the staff assigned to you, we will look to you to lead on work allocation, performance management, performance reviews and recruitment. The ability to lead on projects and deliver successful outcomes is essential to support the implementation of the agreed work programme for the team.

You will undertake inspections of commercial premises for food hygiene, health and safety and licensing as well as investigating complaints and compliance with licensing conditions, food and health and safety complaints infectious diseases, accidents and sampling. Dealing with statutory nuisance from commercial premises will also form a key part of the role.

You will join us with a Diploma or Degree in Environmental Health and Certificate of Registration of the Environmental Health Registration Board and have an advanced qualification in a specialist area. You will have recent experience to demonstrate your ability to carry out official food controls and enforce food law.  As an experienced Environmental Health professional, you will have the ability to communicate well at all levels and will be able to present facts and negotiate in a balanced manner. You must also be confident in the preparation and construction of reports, applying your knowledge to interpret legislation and apply standards and legal requirements to support decisions.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Gemma Tilley on 01223 457727 or  

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Alternatively, for an application pack, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01223 458198 or email


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