Senior Environmental Health Officer

£43,599 - £45,594
28 Jun 2021
25 Jul 2021
Full Time

Senior Environmental Health Officer

Salary Range: £43,599 - £45,594

1x Permanent – Business Regulation

1x Fixed Term/Secondment Contract (36 months) – Health Promotion Projects Officer

We are looking for two Senior Environmental Health Officers to join Hackney Council’s Environmental Health teams.

One is for a full time permanent SEHO role focussing on food safety, standards, health & safety and infectious disease control. You will report to the Environmental Health Team Leaders and manage a busy and complex caseload of work. We need someone who can build effective working relationships with our diverse communities and other internal and external stakeholders. You will have good communication

skills and be able to negotiate sensitive issues in a professional manner.

You should be able to stay level headed under pressure and prioritise a competing workload. You will also be part of the 24/7 environmental health out of hours service, which attracts an on-call allowance.

We need someone with an analytic mind and experience in enforcement and compliance. You should be a strategic thinker, keen to develop policies that support our ambitions for the borough. On top of that, we also need someone with an eye for detail who understands the importance of accurate record keeping and effective administrative systems.

The second role is for a 3-year FTC focussing on health promotion, to build on the hard work already achieved by the team and to expand the promotion of the Healthy Catering Commitment (HCC). You will have the commercial acumen to engage with the businesses that have already signed up to the HCC but to also promote and encourage more businesses to sign and take part in the Hackney Healthy Weight Hackney Strategic Partnership initiative.

The output has changed in line with new Corporate and Public Health priorities and this is reflected in the responsibilities of the role. The emphasis of this role is on development, long term sustainability and engagement with businesses. You will report directly to the Regulatory Services Manager.

You will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to organise networking events, develop awards for local businesses and look for sponsorship opportunities to support the project. You will be at an advantage if you hold a nutritional qualification.

For both roles you will need an appropriate Environmental Health qualification and have evidence of meeting the current FSA FLCoP Competency Framework. You will have industry experience and/or be commercially minded. You have demonstrable experience in a similar role, you are someone who can work on their own initiative and is self driven and motivated by outcomes would thrive in this role.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please visit:

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement (No more than two A4 sides), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification. The recruitment process is anonymous. Please ensure that you do not include your name on any of your supporting documents or on the file attachments.

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Closing date for applications: 25 July 2021.

Interview date: TBC.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive. Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available


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