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Principal Environmental Health Officer

London Borough of Barnet
London (Greater)
up to £45,000
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Environmental Health Officer

Salary: Up to £45,000 pa

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Principal Environmental Health Officer to join our team in Barnet. The successful individual will provide technical professional environmental health services with the overall aim of protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of every resident, worker and visitor within the Borough.

The post holder will be part of the Private Sector Housing Team. You will have excellent communication skills, enthusiasm, and determination.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Undertake the investigation of service requests and identify contravention of legislation and corrective action to be taken.

  • Identify licensable premises and take all necessary steps to licence the premises within target times, ensure compliance of licencing conditions, and taking the relevant enforcement action.

  • Carry 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. 

  • Prepare and deal with correspondence, licences, briefs and other documents.

  • Scrutinise, process and comment on applications, plans reports schemes or other submissions for environmental guidance or clearance as directed.

  • Provide expert advice and guidance to management and other environmental health staff as required with the aim of protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of every resident, worker and visitor within the Borough.

What we are looking for:

  • Successful completion (or imminent completion) of an Environmental Health  degree or postgraduate MSc course, accredited by the CIEH in Environmental Health, or equivalent demonstrable experience in the field.

  • Existing technical knowledge of the relevant areas of Environmental Health or the ability to develop technical knowledge.

  • Experience of taking enforcement action.

  • Experience of a variety of effective communications technique

  • Ability to accurately draft legal documents

  • Competent user of Microsoft Office specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

About Government Services

For more than 30 years Capita has been working across the public and private sectors, solving the complex challenges of our clients, increasing productivity, enhancing their use of technology and data, improving customer and public services and adding value to the UK and local economies.

Capita is committed to the local government sector and is the market leader in the delivery of Planning Resilience Services to Local Authority clients. We have worked with over 100 Local Authority clients nationwide, and have an outstanding track record of providing Development Management & Planning Policy and Consultancy services.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary

  • 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.

  • 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 55,000 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.

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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