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Principal Environmental Health Officer

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
£42,403 - £45,441 + Benefits
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

Principal Environmental Health Officer

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: £42,403 - £45,441 + Benefits
  • Location: Wirral, Mallory, 2 Alice Ker Square
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 14/04/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: NS/24/272243

There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Environmental Health Team for a permanent Principal Environmental Health Officer.

The post holder will be acting as a lead professional for the Environmental Health department, support officers carrying out complex cases or investigations and contribute to the management of the team. The post holder will be required to deputise for the Environmental Health Operations Managers and will have a supervisory role within the team.

Key duties will involve providing professional advice, implementing, and monitoring work programmes such as the food inspection plan and other district-based work. It will involve dealing with freedom of information or subject access requests. The role will enable the successful candidate to develop management skills and to be involved in and lead key projects.

Overall, you will be passionate about Environmental Health, have a positive can-do attitude and have enthusiasm to tackle new challenges and shape the future delivery of the service.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Deeta Cooper (Environmental Health Senior Manager) on 0151 691 8133 or

If you are a Wirral resident, are unemployed or out of work, and require help with your application, please contact Involve Northwest’s employment and skills team on or contact 0151 644 4500 or 0151 652 4349.

If you’re already a Wirral Council employee, as part of our Talent Strategy, we’re committed to strengthening opportunities for our people to learn, grow, progress and thrive. For many of you, this may be preparing and applying for your next role with us, and we're passionate about ensuring you feel supported throughout your internal recruitment experience. Please get in touch if you want to know more about some of the ways in which we could support you by emailing

Working at Wirral

You’ll also want to know what it’s like to work here so, as a start:

Our values are more than just pieces of paper on our walls! We’ve all played a role in developing these, so they reflect the immense pride we have in what we do, what matters to us, what inspires us and inform how we think, approach things and behave.

We believe in ensuring staff are well looked after, staff wellbeing is a priority for us. We’re serious about recognising and rewarding people for the great things they do. You’ll benefit from our track record of developing, growing and investing in our people.

We have a range of staff benefits including staff discounts, an excellent pension scheme which includes a generous employer contribution rate, immediate life cover and ill-health protection. We have a strong flexible working approach, hybrid working, family-friendly employment initiatives and an annual leave package starting with 28 days leave plus public holidays.

We have an inclusive, engaged culture, everyone has a voice, everyone is valued for their contribution and understands the role they play in delivering our strategic priorities.

Each voice is heard, each contribution valued. We embrace diversity in our workforce and recognise it is critical to our success. We support an inclusive culture that champions differences and nurtures a sense of belonging. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds, who share our values and our commitment to inclusion to apply for roles with us.

We want you to be your best at work, we create the conditions to help you thrive and we mirror this in our recruitment process. If you’d like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process to make it barrier-free and as accessible as possible please contact


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