Principal Environmental Health Officer (Health & Safety)

Expiring today

Tower Hamlets
£49,581 - £52,569
26 May 2021
14 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Environmental Health Officer (Health & Safety)
Vacancy Reference Number: R-173

Closing Date: 14th June 2021


Directorate:         Place

Division:               Public Realm

Section:                Environmental Health

Team:                   Health and Safety

Grade:                  Grade L £49,581 - £52,569

Contract Type:    Permanent

Number of Posts: 1

Hours per week:  35


Benefits and Allowances

We offer a 35-hour working week with the option to earn flexi time and approximately 6 weeks paid holiday depending on your public service experience.

Role Purpose

As an Officer with delegated authority, use accredited specialist multi-faceted skills and techniques to carry out a programme of proactive and reactive functions which will contribute to enforcing health and safety, event management, special treatment licensing etc.

To support the Team Leader in managing the Team and to deputise in their absence.

Key Responsibilities

Using delegated powers and specialist skills (i.e. audit, inspection, enforcement powers, negotiation, and persuasion) to gain and ensure compliance with safety legislation so that the standards of safety are maintained and enhanced for residents, businesses, and visitors.


The successful candidate will have a recognised Environmental Health degree and experience in enforcing health and safety legislation.

To have a driving licence and provide a car for work purposes.

Additional Information

Tower Hamlets is a fascinating borough, a multi-cultural community steeped in history. The contrasts and challenges in Environmental Health work ranges from the “Curry Capital” of Brick Lane, to the expanding high-tech corporate world-wide financial institutions in Canary Wharf, employing thousands of people using the services that Environmental Health are responsible for. Our Service is forward looking and has many exciting challenges to face.  

We are looking for an experienced Environmental Health Practitioner to carry out the full range of duties including:-    

Accident Investigations

Investigating Service Requests

Proactive inspections

Reviewing licensing applications

Managing and developing projects

Issuing notices and preparing legal proceedings

Supporting other Teams i.e. Best Bar None schemes, Food Safety

This is a unique opportunity and we are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual to help deliver on our key strategic objectives.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact David Tolley, Head of Environmental Health & Trading Standards on 020 7364 6724/ Tom Lewis Team Manger on 0207 364 0375

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