Environmental Health Officer/Food Safety Officer

Tower Hamlets
£39,378 - £46,053
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Food Safety
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer/Food Safety Officer

Job Ref:2005

Salary: £39,378.00-£46,053.00

Full time, Permanent

Location: Town Hall, 160 Whitechapel Road, London

Role Purpose

As an Officer with delegated authority and competency, you will be carrying out a programme of proactive and reactive functions which will contribute to ensuring compliance with food hygiene legislation within the Borough.

Key Responsibilities

Using delegated powers and competency to ensure compliance with food hygiene legislation so that the standards of food hygiene are maintained in businesses, for the benefit of residents, visitors and those coming into the Borough for their employment. Environmental Health Officers are required to take on the additional role of formal closures of food businesses and the approval of premises under 853/2004.


The successful candidate must have one or more of the following qualifications:

  • A professional qualification of competence to undertake food hygiene inspections e.g.: Higher National Certificate in Food Inspection
  • Higher level specialist qualification relevant to Food Safety duties. Including, Diploma/Degree in Environmental Health or equivalent food /environmental related diploma or degree course.
  • Qualification to act as an Environmental Health Officer
  • Maintenance and proof of professional requirements regarding Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Candidates who are working towards Chartered Status will be considered and if successful, will be supported through that process.

Food Safety Officer salary range, depending on qualifications and experience - £ 37,026-£43.701.

Environmental Health Officer salary range depending on qualification £44,691- £47,736.

Additional Information

Tower Hamlets is a fascinating borough, a multi-cultural community steeped in history. The contrasts and challenges in Environmental Health work ranges from the “Curry Capital” of Brick Lane to the expanding high-tech corporate world-wide financial institutions in Canary Wharf, employing thousands of people using the services that Environmental Health are responsible for. Our Service is forward looking and has many exciting challenges to face.

We are looking for an experienced Environmental Health Practitioner/Food Safety Officer to carry out the full range of duties including:

- Investigating Service Requests

- Proactive inspections

- Sampling

- Issuing notices and preparing legal proceedings

- Assisting in the implementation of project work

- Attendance at outdoor events

- Supporting other Teams

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 Erika Phillips Team Leader on 020 7364 6208.

Closing date: 26th February 2024

To apply, please click “Apply Now”.

Environmental Health Officer/Food Safety Officer - Tower Hamlets Roles (alvius.net)

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.