Environmental Health Officer

£38,788 - £42,779
25 Feb 2021
14 Mar 2021
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer
Watford, UK
£38,788 - £42,779 inclusive of LWF

Environmental Health Officer
Watford, Hertfordshire

About Watford Borough Council

Watford is an urban borough in South West Hertfordshire; The borough has excellent transport links with mainline rail connections to London. Watford is the centre of a sub region serving around 500,000 people living within a 20 minute travelling time catchment. As part of the London commuter belt Watford is strongly influenced by London which brings the benefits of a buoyant economy.

At a glance

- £1.4bn local investment happening – mix of public and private funding
- 5 major development and regeneration projects happening
- 3500 registered businesses
- Higher than average working age population
- Skilled workforce
- Affordable local housing market
- Home to many major international head offices.

Watford is big enough to be bold and small enough for you to make a difference. We are one of a handful of local authorities with a directly elected mayor providing for stability and strong leadership.

The Role

Are you a talented commercial Environmental Health Officer (EHO) who is looking for an exciting challenge?

Our Section includes environmental health, licensing, sustainability, community safety, safeguarding and more. We deliver commercial environmental health functions and pest control on behalf of our neighbouring district, Three Rivers District Council. We are well placed to take advantage of the emerging commercial market and expand into new areas helping us protect and develop our current high quality services to residents and businesses.

This role is an exciting and challenging post for an experienced EHO, giving you the opportunity to work across the range of environmental health functions, with a clear focus leading work with businesses to achieve and improve compliance within our town and also through our Primary Authority Partnerships with a number of large companies.

We are a forward-thinking authority that is ambitious, innovative, and entrepreneurial, and works as a team to deliver services. With a leadership culture of empowerment, you will be expected and rewarded for actively participating in service improvement and development. Experience of commercial environmental health functions is essential and, as importantly, we are looking for someone with the right approach and enthusiasm to develop and deliver excellent services.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidates will have the ability and drive to provide a customer focused, responsive, risk based, effective and professional service. Key requirements include very effective communication and team working skills, the ability and motivation to solve problems, personal credibility and an approach that builds rapport and confidence from customers. We are committed to supporting you to develop, both personally and in terms of your specialist technical knowledge. You will get the opportunity to expand your experience across the full range of environmental health functions if that is what you want.

What we offer:

- Salary of £38,788 - £42,779
- 28 days’ holiday (rising with service), in addition to Bank Holidays
- Local government pension scheme
- Fantastic discounts including reduced gym membership and retail savings across various well-known brands
- Flexible working options
- Staff and their families have access to free, confidential advice and counselling staff 24/7
- An interest free loan to use for travel (such as a season ticket loan or bike)

Sound exciting? Come and join our team, come and make a difference.

Successful applicants will need to attend a virtual screening conversation followed by an assessment centre.

To find out more about the post contact Richard Brown. To find out more about what it is like to work at Watford please contact one of our Environmental Health Officers, Karmjit Gill, for an informal discussion.

Closing date: 14th March 2021

Unfortunately late applications cannot be accepted.

A basic DBS will be carried out for this post.

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Other organisations may call this role Environmental Support Officer, Environmental Services Officer, Environmental, Health & Safety Officer, EHS Officer, EHO, or H&S Officer.

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