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Environmental Health Opportunities

Cambridge City Council
£39,186 - £44,428
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

Environmental Health Opportunities

Salary: City Pay Band 6 - £39,186- £44,428

Contract: Fixed Term for 1 year

Hours: 37 hours per week

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday

Job Reference: CCC00184

Do you want to be part of a fast paced and dynamic team working within the vibrant City of Cambridge? 

Working in an iconic, diverse and expanding University City such as Cambridge, you will be joining an organisation where Environmental Health is an important and highly regarded Service.  Here at Cambridge City, we work as one council to achieve our vision, promoting Cambridge as a great place to live, learn and work and where we care for the planet and the people of Cambridge.

Making a difference at a local level, working within the Commercial and Licensing Team you will be focused on ensuring that we secure the relevant standards in relation to all commercial premises and taxi licensing in accordance with legislation and service policy. Whether that is the processing of applications, undertaking inspection of commercial premises for, health and safety and licensing and the investigation of complaints and compliance with licensing conditions, health and safety. To dealing with statutory nuisance from commercial premises, outdoor events and contributing to the improvement of the nighttime economy in the city, this varied remit will ensure there is never a dull moment.

You will join us with the ability to interpret and apply legislation, communicate well at all levels, prepare, and write reports and be able to present facts and negotiate in a balanced manner.  You will have experience of working with the public, carrying out investigations and inspections and a knowledge of current legislation.

We encourage agile working arrangements, and this fantastic opportunity will require a flexible approach; so, you will be comfortable carrying out site visits as well as working remotely.  You will bring your ambition, along with your up-to-date knowledge of current legislation and practice, to support our values and deliver a high-quality service to the City of Cambridge.

We will welcome applications for this role from:

Environmental Health Officers, Senior Technical Officers or Technical Officers.

Owing to the nature of this position you will need to be able to travel in and around Cambridge City.

What we can offer:

  • Family friendly policies
  • Agile and Flexible working
  • Generous annual leave allowance 25 days’ per annum, rising to 30 days’ after five years continuous service; plus 8 days public holidays (pro rata for part time).
  • Annual leave purchasing scheme
  • Access to the highly valued Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • A variety of learning and development opportunities via a range of sources and methods
  • Confidential advice and support via the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health and well-being programme
  • Subsidy for public transport
  • Staff reward and recognition framework


Environmental Health Officer, Senior Technical Officer or Technical Officer


This is a full-time role, for 37 hours per week.

Although the role is advertised as full time, if you believe you have the skills and experience to join us and would like to discuss different working patterns, please do get in touch.


Environmental Health Officer applicants, (City Pay Band 6 £39,186- £44,428), will join us with a Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health and Certificate of Registration of the Environmental Health Registration Board.

Senior Technical Officers applicants, (City Pay Band 6 £39,186- £44,428), will join us with relevant A levels and an advanced relevant specialist technical qualification in this area of work.

Technical Officers, (City Pay Band 5 £34,834 – £39,186), will join us with relevant A levels and relevant basic technical qualification in this area of work, with the opportunity to secure a relevant additional advanced qualification for career progression as part of our learning and development programme.


This is flexible – primarily working in Cambridge on site or at one of our offices or working from home.  You will be able to balance your work location accordingly.

More Information:

Further information about the roles and working for the Council can be found here or additionally, by contacting Sam Tai (Commercial and Licensing Team Manager) or 01223 457727.

Application Process:

To be considered for this role, please visit for ‘Our Vacancies’.  You can follow the on-screen instructions to ‘Apply Online’ and complete an application.

Please detail which role you are applying for and set out how you meet the Person Specification for the role, no later than 3rd December 2023.

Recruitment Timetable:                                            

If you would like to be considered for this role, you will need to apply by 3rd December 2023.

Interviews will take place week commencing 11th December 2023, in Cambridge.

Closing Date: 3rd December 2023

Apply link:      



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