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Environmental Health Officer

Oxford City Council
£32,207 - £33,073 / £36,498 - £37,648 (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer

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

Job reference 002236

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 - Town Hall

The role

Are you an Environmental Health (or similar) professional interested in making a difference?  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 HMO Enforcement and Private Sector Safety Teams.

Oxford City Council is the first Local Authority to gain both city wide Additional HMO licensing and Selective Licensing, with the Additional HMO licensing scheme in place for over 10 years and Selective Licensing from 01 September 2022. We are now looking for dynamic and enthusiastic Environmental Health Officers to join the HMO Enforcement and Private Sector Safety Teams which are responsible for enforcing and improving conditions in all private rented homes. The teams also have responsibility for a range of public health functions and include planning enforcement and empty homes officers. This role will be required to work across both teams. 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 effective and innovative ways to secure improvements for residents in privately rented homes.

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

Our ambitious leadership team and dedicated staff are working hard building a world class city for everyone. Oxford City Council has accelerated plans to build more affordable and council housing in the city. We provide services to help reduce inequality and improve the health and wellbeing of Oxford’s residents and are taking a lead on reducing emissions and increasing biodiversity to become a net carbon neutral city of the future.
We are a supportive and collaborative bunch of people working towards shared goals, where new ideas and initiatives are valued. We strive to deliver service excellence, take accountability for our actions and communicate with honestly and respect. There has never been a more exciting time to join us!  Help us to build successful places in which to live and work and build a fairer, greener city in which everyone can thrive.

Many of our roles offer flexible or hybrid working.

We offer generous holiday 28 days a year with an additional 4 days after 5 years’ service

We are committed to supporting career development opportunities and learning and development

An above average pension offering

Plus other great benefits

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. If you are making an application using a CV please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

Interview will be in person in Oxford however an online interview may be possible.

For hybrid roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home. You should ensure that you have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.

Closing Date:  02 April 2023

Late applications will not be processed 

Interview Date(s): 19 and 20 April 2023

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

We are an equal opportunity employer:

We are striving to become a more inclusive employer and to represent the communities that 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 ethnic and minority communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favorable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic. 

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