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Graduate/Trainee Environmental Health Officer (Food/Health and Safety)

Ribble Valley Borough Council
£23,620 - £31,099
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

Graduate/Trainee Environmental Health Officer (Food/Health and Safety)

Chief Executive’s Department

Reference No: CE183

Scale 4/5/6 (scp 10-24) £23,620 to £31,099 per annum 37 Hours Per Week

Much of the Ribble Valley is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The borough is made up of picturesque towns and villages and scenic countryside; it is also known as the food capital of the north.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated graduate to work as a trainee Environmental Health Officer with the view to progressing to be a qualified and CIEH registered Environmental Health Officer.

You will work primarily in the food / health and safety team, but you will also be given the opportunity to work in other areas such as pollution and housing. You will be dealing with retail and commercial premises, covering business advice, food hygiene inspections, infectious disease control, investigation of food complaints, animal licencing and health and safety inspections/investigations.

Ideally, candidates will possess a BSc(Hons) or a Masters in Environmental Health. However, the Council will consider applications from persons who are due to complete their professional qualification in the academic year 2022/2023. Please note that passing this qualification by September 2023 is a condition of your ongoing employment.

Good IT skills, a full driving licence and access to a vehicle, as well as a flexible approach to working hours are also essential.

Join us to receive a host of benefits such as flexible working hours (flexitime scheme in operation with no core hours), generous leave entitlement, occupational pension scheme, and training/development opportunities.

For an informal discussion and more information, please call Andrew Dent, Head of Environmental Health on 01200 414466.

To apply

For an application pack, call 01200 414596 (24-hour answerphone), or email: and quote the reference number. Alternatively, the application form can be downloaded from our website

Closing date for applications: Monday 19th June 2023

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 28th June 2023


Clitheroe Lancashire


Excellent pension scheme

Family-friendly, flexible working hours

Training and development

Job security

Disability Confident (sensible size)

We are an equal opportunity employer and applications are welcome from all minority groups


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