Senior Environmental Health Officer

London Borough of Islington
£37,491 - £45,594
Closing date
31 Oct 2021


Senior Environmental Health Officer

Grade: P02- P04

Job ref: ER/6721/SG-A

Site: lslington Council Office

Town: London

£37,491 - £45,594 per annum

Our ambition

We're determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused, and supported to give their very best.

We want to build an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired, and empowered to help us achieve our goals and provide the best services possible to our residents.

Our values and behaviours

‘Be Islington’ is about setting a clear challenge about what it means to be an Islington employee and sets the standard for every new recruit.

We ask our employees to ‘Be Islington’ – playing their part in working together for a fairer borough and to always be collaborative, be ambitious, be resourceful, and be empowering (‘CARE’).

Senior Environmental Health Officers

We are looking for qualified Senior Environmental Health Officers to join our busy Residential Environmental Health Team to help us improve the homes of people living in the private rented sector. Islington is a vibrant, diverse, and dynamic borough and you will play a key role in helping to create a Fairer Islington through our HMO and Selective Property Licencing Schemes.

You will be responsible for providing advice to tenants and landlords, inspecting private rented accommodation, and taking appropriate enforcement action. The work will involve some working outside of normal office hours.

Islington offers excellent training and development opportunities, zone 1&2 travel card, generous holidays, and flexible working hours.

Closing date: 31 October 2021 at 23:59.

Interview date: TBC

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Richard Sherwin, Environmental Health Manager, on 0207 527 2444, or email

It is the policy of Islington Council that no user of service, present or future employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their sex, perceived or actual sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion or belief, age, creed, colour, nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, or disability, or on the grounds of their association with someone in one of these groups; nor is disadvantaged by any conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justified. We welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates and acknowledge our responsibility to mitigate against racial discrimination. 

PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to those at risk of redundancy within Islington Council. Current employees who are part of the redeployment pool must meet the essential criteria for shortlisting to be prioritised.

Islington Council operates a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria, and we are committed to providing support to applicants who request reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process and throughout their career with us.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are also committed to flexible working and will consider requests where possible.

Islington Council also operates random drug or alcohol testing for safety critical roles or for where there may be just cause.

To apply for this position please use the online application process. Please note that the council only accepts on-line applications, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. If you are unable to use the online process, please contact the Recruitment team on 020 7527 2155 or e-mail


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