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Environmental Health Officer / Senior Environmental Health Officer

North Hertfordshire District Council
£32,926 - £47,530
Closing date
8 Apr 2024

Job Details

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Housing and Environmental Health Service - Environmental Protection & Housing Team

Job title: Environmental Health Officer / Senior Environmental Health Officer

Salary:£32,926 - £47,530 per annum (career graded), dependent on qualifications and experience, plus a welcome payment of 10% Hours: Full-time (37 per week), open to flexible working patterns and hours

Hybrid working: Flexibility with homeworking and office-based days

Contract: Permanent

The Role

Join our Environmental Health Service and make a difference!

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our busy Environmental Protection & Housing Team.

You will carry out a wide variety of work, gaining experience across all fields of environmental protection, anti-social behaviour, housing and public health. 

The Experience you will bring

Ideally, you bring additional experience and/or qualifications in housing, nuisance, public health, planning/licensing consultations, contaminated land or air quality. 

If you’re a recent graduate or still gaining experience, we’re looking for your passion and eagerness to learn. 

If you’re a budding manager we’ll help nurture and develop your skills and allow you to mentor, manage and support our Technical Officers.

We're committed to providing you with the opportunities and support needed to develop your skills and knowledge. Be prepared to take the lead on various activities and make a lasting impact.

What we offer:

  • Collaborative team environment: Join a team that values collaboration and innovation.
  • Continuous learning: We invest in your professional development with training and support.
  • Meaningful work: Contribute to a positive change in the community and the environment.

Ready to embark on a rewarding journey with us? Apply now and be a part of our friendly and dedicated team, working towards a greener, safer, healthier future! 

About Us

At North Hers Council we deliver essential services to residents and businesses in the vibrant towns of Baldock, Hitchin, Letchworth, Royston, and the neighbouring villages.

As a welcoming and accessible council, we prioritise our residents, ensuring round-the-clock support.

Become part of a team where your contributions make a meaningful impact and where community values thrive.

Why work with us?

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in our recruitment practices and in our employment policies. We want our employees to feel safe to express themselves and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of talents.

We are dedicated to promoting a healthy work/life balance, valuing our employees, and enabling them to make a difference to the local community.

Why we think you’ll like it here:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme (19.5% employer contribution)
  • Generous annual leave
  • Christmas closedown
  • Occupational sick pay and staff welfare assistance
  • Free on-site and on-district car parking
  • Discounts, including 50% off NHC gym membership
  • Flexible working options including flexi scheme and hybrid working
  • An additional welcome payment of 10% of your starting salary
  • CIEH membership fees
  • Significant scope for training and professional development

How to Apply

To apply for this position you must complete the Council's online application form at under the Jobs and Careers page using our secure web recruitment tool.  Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore, please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

At North Herts Council we are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and we guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum requirements for the job. 

Please note, the successful applicant for the above post will be background checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient suitable applications. Therefore, please submit your application as early as possible.

We’d love to have an informal chat with you about the post. Contact Scott Grant, Environmental Protection & Housing Manager on 01462 474522, or Frank Harrison, Environmental Health Manager on 01462 474861 and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Closing Date - Midday 8th April

Interviews will be week commencing 15th April

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