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Environmental Health Officer/Housing Standards Officer – Health and Housing

Tower Hamlets
£40,503 - £47,7361
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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EH Practitioner, Technical / Scientific
Contract Type
Full Time

Contract Type Permanent

Working Hours 35 Hours

Job Category Environmental Health


Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
E14 2BG

Salary £40,503 - £47,736

Grade I - J

Closing Date Feb 13, 2023

Environmental Health Officer/Housing Standards Officer – Health and Housing

Benefits and Allowances

We offer a 35 hour week with the option to earn flexi time and approximately 6 weeks paid holiday depending on your public service experience.

Role Purpose

As an Officer with delegated authority, use accredited specialist multi faceted skills and techniques to carry out a programme of pro active and reactive functions which will contribute to raising Housing Standards in Tower Hamlets

Key Responsibilities

Using delegated powers and specialist skills (i.e. audit, inspection, enforcement powers, negotiation and persuasion) to gain and ensure compliance with Environmental Health legislation so that Housing Standards are maintained and enhanced for residents.

Dealing with a range of licensing functions that the Service currently enforces.


The successful candidate will have a degree in Environmental Health or relevant Housing enforcement experience.

Ideally to have a driving licence and provide a car for work purposes.

Additional Information

Tower Hamlets is a fascinating borough, a multi-cultural community steeped in history. The contrasts and challenges in Environmental Health work is vast. Our Service is forward looking and has many exciting challenges to face.  

We are looking for an experienced Officer to carry out the full range of duties including:-    

  • Complaint investigations
  • Enforcement
  • Negotiation and persuasion
  • Licensing enforcment
  • Inspections

This is a unique opportunity and we are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual to help deliver on our key strategic objectives.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact David Tolley, Head of Environmental Health & Trading Standards on 020 7364 6724  or Julie Liu Team Leader on 0207 364 7737

Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.

Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.

We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough. 




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