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Environmental Health Officer

up to £45K
Closing date
3 Aug 2021

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Food Safety
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Environmental Health Officer

London (central/south)

Permanent and Fixed-Term opportunities available

up to £45k per annum

Ensuring healthier communities with Capita Local Government

As an Environmental Health Officer working within the Food Safety team, you’ll be providing technical, professional environmental health services to licensable premises within the London Borough of Lambeth, ensuring that these businesses are complying with all relevant legislation and standards. This is an incredible opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the community. Your work will be pivotal in protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of every resident, worker and visitor within the Borough, and we’ll offer you additional training opportunities throughout so you can advance and develop in your career.

What you’ll be doing:

  • undertaking the investigation of service requests and identifying contravention of legislation and corrective action to be taken. This will include taking the appropriate action in line with the relevant policies, procedures, and legislation in relation to appeals, infection, accidents, risk, or other circumstances within the general purview of the section. Inspect or visit vehicles, stalls, plant, or equipment
  • identifying licensable premises and taking all necessary steps to licence the premises within target times, ensuring compliance of licencing conditions, and taking the relevant enforcement action
  • carrying out the enforcement of legislation and other powers in a timely and efficient manner, as may be required in line with service and statutory legal guidelines.  This will include the presentation of evidence at legal and other quasi-judicial hearings, as well as initiating legal action where appropriate and advising the Legal Service of technical considerations and contraventions
  • preparing and dealing with correspondence, licences, briefs, and other documents
  • creating reports in the appropriate format including the preparation and evaluation of statistics
  • carrying out specialist environmental health duties as requested and in accordance with experience and training, as well as carrying out research or survey work related to the work of the Environmental Health Department.

What we’re looking for:

  • a degree in Environmental Health
  • a higher certificate in food safety inspection
  • EHRB registration
  • technical knowledge of the relevant areas of environmental health or a willingness and ability to learn
  • excellent communication skills at all levels using different techniques
  • experience of drafting accurate legal documents.

About Capita Local Government Services

At Government Services, we’re transforming the way governments and local councils serve the public. We’re using technology, innovation and domain knowledge to improve services and deliver savings. Our teams are answering 30,000 emergency service calls every day and our Ultra Low Emissions Zone is helping Londoners breath cleaner air.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary of up to £45,000 per annum
  • 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • Ample training opportunities
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel, and technology
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform

You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative, and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you. If you have any questions you’d like to ask before applying, you can contact Sophie Bennett (

To view our Covid-19 and process adjustments information, please visit the Capita Careers site.

Equal Opportunities

We're an equal opportunity employer, which means we'll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we're committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. During the application process, you'll be asked to share your personal characteristics and data with us. This helps us understand our audience so we can make sure we are doing everything we can to attract a diverse range of people and ensure our recruitment processes are fair and inclusive.

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