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Environmental Health Officer (2 positions)

Oxford City Council
£32,207 - £33,073 / £36,498 - £37,648 (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
30 Oct 2022

Job Title Environmental Health Officer                                                               

Note: This role is part of a Career Grade Scheme as detailed below. 

Job reference 002157

Service Area / Directorate Regulatory Services and Community Safety

Salary and Grade G6 : £32,207 - £33,073 per annum -  (pro rata for part time) –  G7: £36,498 - £37,648 per annum (pro rota for part time)  As part of our Career Grade Scheme

Contract Permanent

Hours per week 37 per week (including flexibility in working occasional evenings as required)

Location Work from home/ Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers

The role

Are you interested in making a difference to your Community?  Are you self-motivated and have an adaptable, flexible approach and keen to develop?   If YES then we have an exciting opportunity to join our Private Sector Safety team.

Oxford City Council’s city wide Selective Licensing scheme started on 01 September. We are now looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Environmental Health Officer to join the Enforcement Team. We offer a career graded scheme to support persons who are not yet fully qualified as Environmental Health Officers.

Already well known for its proactive approach to enforcing conditions in the private rented sector, our team use their full range of skills in an effective and innovative way to secure improvements for residents in privately rented homes and selective licensing will add to the toolkit already in use for such work. The team also have responsibility for a range of public health functions.

The role is demanding and so will require you to take personal responsibility for a wide and varied caseload and perform with a high level of professionalism and in return we will give you the opportunity to be part of a varied role that will include partnering other services, carrying out investigations and carrying out property inspections whilst being given the opportunity to develop working alongside our experienced officers and management teams.

Interested to find out more?  If so continue to read below on how you can apply. Please ensure you advise what level role you are applying for – SG6 or SG7.

About us

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status.   Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.

With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document.  Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements.  More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).

For further information and how to apply online, please visit

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history. Coronavirus information: It is intended to conduct interviews via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom or Jitsi; please contact us if this is not an option for you. For most roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from St Aldates Chambers when undertaking site visits along with working from home for the immediate future. They should ensure that they have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.

Closing Date: 30 October 2022

Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s): 17 November 2022

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Katherine Coney on 01865 252837 or email

We are an equal opportunity employer:

We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic. 



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