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Environmental Health Manager

Erewash Borough Council
£47,665 - £52,007
Closing date
5 Sep 2022



GRADE J - £47,665 - £52,007 per annum


37 hours per week

Location- Merlin House, Merlin Way, Ilkeston.

Erewash is a forward looking borough in a wonderfully rich and diverse community named after the river which flows through its landscape.  Most importantly, it is a borough with ambition and the vision to build on its history and its successes.  The borough of Erewash has excellent transport links including easy access via road and rail to cities throughout the midlands.  An opportunity has arisen for an Environmental Health Manager to deliver high-quality services to residents, businesses and visitors to Erewash.  The post holder will lead the council’s statutory functions in relation to Environmental Health which includes:

  • Food safety and health and safety compliance, infectious diseases, COVID controls (when needed), animal welfare licensing, skin piercing licenses;
  • Environmental protection, statutory nuisances, environmental permitting, air quality management and contaminated land; and
  • Corporate health and safety.

As an experienced, forward-thinking manager with a degree or diploma in Environmental Health and registration with the Environmental Health Officers’ Registrations Board, you will possess considerable knowledge of legislation relevant to food safety, environmental protection and contaminated land.  The successful candidate will also act as the council’s lead food officer. 

With a proven track record of successful leadership and project delivery, you will be able to influence, negotiate and deal effectively with difficult situations to achieve positive outcomes.  You will also be a strong communicator and recognise the importance of providing excellent customer services.  A commitment to team working is essential as is your ability to analyse complex information and make informed, risk based decisions often when faced with conflicting demands.  Previous experience of managing a corporate health and safety function would be desirable.

In return the council can offer:

  • A casual car user allowance
  • Free workplace car parking within the Borough;
  • Opportunities for training, learning and continuous professional development;
  • Family friendly and flexible working policies;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS);
  • Subsidised leisure membership with the Fit for Work scheme;

If you would like more information about this role please contact Nick Thurstan, Head of Regulatory and Housing Services on 0115 931 6031. 

Applications are invited with a closing date for applications of the 5th September 2022.

Interviews will be held on 22 September 2022.

To apply please visit

Alternatively an application form and job description is available from Personnel, Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP, telephone: 0115 931 6049 (24 hr voicemail), e-mail:

If you are a current employee of Erewash Borough Council and wish to apply for a vacancy, you must apply through your Employee Self Service account only.  If you do not have access to Employee Self Service, you must complete a paper or word version of Erewash Borough Council's job application form.

The Council is positive about disabled people and those who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview.

The Council also supports the Armed Forces Covenant and those who have previously worked in the armed forces and meet the essential shortlisting criteria will be guaranteed an interview.  Please ensure that you make it clear on your application form that you wish to be considered under this criteria.

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