Environmental Health Officer 

£34,393 - £38,708
22 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making.

Environmental Health Officer 

Salary:   £34,393 TO £38,708 per annum

Hours: 37 per week permanent


  • Want a new and exciting challenge in your Environmental Health role?
  • Enjoy working in a busy and forward-thinking environment?
  • Have a passion for people and customers?
  • Get out of bed each day motivated and determined to make a positive difference?
  • Want to contribute to service and corporate development projects?

Then this could be just what you are looking for…

You will be working in one of the most vibrant economies in the UK. With an ambitious growth programme, Huntingdonshire’s historic market towns are nestled between the internationally renowned innovation hub of Cambridge and the eco-cluster of Peterborough. With an ambitious vision to change the way we work in line with our corporate values inspiring, collaborative, accountable, respectful and enterprising.

We are seeking applications from officers who are qualified and competent to undertake official controls as part of a team dealing with food, health and safety, infectious disease control, health promotion and training. You will have a key role in a small highly motivated and competent team contributing to cross-service work as well as the wider corporate agenda. In taking on this exciting role you will be part of a team working to deliver services in a truly transformational way to meet the challenges of the Council’s Corporate Plan, and making the District a safe place to work, live and visit. A District where you will help create the level playing field in which business can thrive post covid.

In return, you can expect to work as part of a strong team, receive regular professional supervision and have access to quality training, developing your interests, expanding your knowledge and becoming an expert at what you do.  You will be supported by an outward looking leadership team who can, and do, draw on a wide range of professional and specialist support to ensure excellence across the service.

This is a fantastic opportunity for career minded individuals to take a pro-active role, expanding and developing your skills, within a high performing local authority.

We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.

Huntingdonshire District Council’s ambition is to be an employer of choice, a high performing Council and a learning organisation.  This includes being committed to providing an employee reward and benefits package which will attract, retain, motivate and reward our employees.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Myles Bebbington - Operational Manager (Business) at: myles.bebbington@huntingdonshire.gov.uk or call on 01480 387075.

TO APPLY A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/jobs/current-vacancies/

Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment Business Partner recruitment@huntingdonshire.gov.uk  

Closing date for completed applications is 9th May 2021 and interviews will be held wc 17th May 2021

We are currently working full remotely for the foreseeable future when we anticipate returning to the office on a flexible basis which will still include work from home and flexi time opportunities but candidates should be within commutable distance of our offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire or able to attend meetings as required if further afield.

At HDC we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to bring diversity of thought and make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next permanen opportunity on a full time, part time or condensed hours basis. We will consider any flexible arrangements and are a supportive employer enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee led environment.  We also offer a highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme and provide an array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing as well as generous holiday entitlement dependent upon length of service.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly under-represented in our organisation and sector, such as disabled people and people from BAME communities.

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