Senior Environmental Health Officer

Islington council
London (Greater)
£40,503 - £48,747
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

As part of Islington’s Commercial Environmental Health Team, you will have the opportunity to contribute fully to the team’s key commitments to local residents and businesses in relation to food safety, health and safety at work, infectious disease prevention, public health work and public health complaints regarding commercial premises. Whilst your workload will be predominantly food safety you will be encouraged to act as the lead officer for a range of activities, primary authority partnerships and projects as well as contributing to our work on promoting healthy eating.

We have a number of Environmental health officer roles including within our Residential Environmental Health - Community Safety, Security and Resilience team:

Due to the nature of the job we are only interviewing candidates who are qualified Environmental Health Officers however if you are hold a Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection awarded by the Environmental Health Registration Board we are looking to appoint Food safety Officer:

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for securing both food hygiene and food standards improvements to a varied range of food businesses in the borough through inspection, engagement and enforcement. You will also have the chance to be involved with a range of educational activities with small businesses and third sector food providers.

You will be responsible for investigating RIDDOR reports and health and safety complaints as well as undertaking a range of intelligence led health and safety inspections.

You will be responsible for investigating and resolving complaints of a public health nature, such as odour nuisance or drainage issues, associated with commercial premises.

You will be required to utilise your expert knowledge of relevant legislation to identify the most appropriate enforcement action to secure compliance with legal requirements.  You will also be required to collate and present evidence in court and maybe required to present evidence at certain types of licensing committee

As an experienced enforcement officer, you will be authorised to undertake the full range of enforcement powers, including Improvement and Prohibition Notices, simple cautions and Prosecutions.

You will manage a mixed caseload of reactive service requests, project work and proactive inspections. You will collect, use and analyse data to support interventions and maintain comprehensive records of actions and decision making.

You will need to establish good working relationships with business owners, complainants, UKHSA, FSA, HSE as well as other council officers in order to achieve the best outcomes for service users.

Closing date: Monday 3rd April 2023 at 23:59

Proposed Interview date: to be confirmed 

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Michelle Webb | Environmental Health Manager- Commercial | Email:

Please apply using the following link:-

please use the person specification within the Job Description to explain how you meet the Essential criteria (1,2, 3, etc.) for the post. CV's are not accepted.


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