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Environmental Health Officer (3)

Exeter City Council
£33,486 - £35,336
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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Environmental Health Officer (3)

Salary:£33486-£35336 / Grade I

Service Unit:Environmental Health & Community Safety

Closing Date:05/06/2022

Post Number:0381

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract (1 x Maternity Leave for up to 12 months) (2 x Temporary Fixed Term Contracts until 31/3/2023)

Hours: Full time

Location: Civic Centre

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About you

You will be a qualified Environmental Health Officer with an accredited degree in Environmental Health and EHORB Registration or equivalent. You will have excellent communication skills and have experience of carrying out food and health and safety enforcement work . Experience of delivering training would be an advantage.

It is essential that you have good verbal and written communication skills. You will be required to work with a minimum of supervision.

As part of this role, you will be required to travel to work sites, premises and area offices throughout the city. There will also be some requirement to attend evening meetings and undertake some out of hours work.

About the role

There are 3 fixed-term vacancies. You will specialise in either Food or Health and Safety; all posts have an emphasis on supporting businesses back to pre-Covid activity.

The food safety posts will undertake a wide range of investigations in relation to business regulation within the city; assisting with the inspection of premises for food and health and safety; giving professional advice and dealing with associated complaints or incidents in areas such as noise, odour, light, waste management and infectious disease control.

The health and safety post will work alongside the Safety Advisory Group to ensure that event organisers are aware of legislative requirements and are able to run safe events. You will also plan and assist with targeted health and safety interventions and management of infection control. 

About the team

Exeter City Council is striving to have a strong reputation for its pro-active work across Environmental Health and Licensing. We have ambitious plans for promoting healthy & active lifestyles, tackling congestion & accessibility and building great neighbourhoods through an integrated approach with our partners. 

What next?

If we sound like the right fit for you and you feel like the right fit for us we would welcome your application. Please click on the Apply button at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively if you would like to find out more about the post, the team or working with us at the Council please contact Simon Ruddy, Principal Environmental Health Officer on 01392 265790 or via email at

Our commitment

At Exeter City Council we are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

To support this commitment we will strive to implement reasonable adjustments to support any members of our communities who face barriers in recruitment processes, irrespective of the reason.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

If you would like further information on this please contact our HR Team at

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