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Apprentice Environmental Health Officer

Slough Borough Council
£25,741 - £27,460
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

Apprentice Environmental Health Officer

  • Salary: £25,741 to £27,460 inclusive of London weighting
  • Pay Level: L4
  • Contract Type: 4 year apprentice
  • Working Hours: 37 hours a week
  • Directorate: Public Health and Public Protection
  • Location:  Observatory House, Slough Borough Council and Middlesex University
  • DBS requirement: Basic
  • The closing date for applications is: Friday 12th April at 5pm
  • Interviews will be held : Wednesday 1st May 2024

Basis: Four-year fixed term contract (until completion of degree programme). Full time - working hours will vary but will be full time when not required to be at university i.e. non-taught days and academic holidays

About the role

This is a unique opportunity to study for a degree while earning a salary and gaining practical skills by working as a member of the Environmental Health Team. You will study with the Middlesex University commencing September 2024, and on days when not attending taught classes, will work in the team supporting all the environmental health functions. These include food safety, health and safety at work, public health, housing and environmental protection.

Building on the taught knowledge of the degree, you will develop the practical skills of an Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP), while learning from and supporting experienced professionals. Upon successful completion of the four-year degree programme, you would have the opportunity to gain professional status as an EHP.

It will be a condition of any employment offer that you are accepted onto the degree programme by Middlesex University. Support will be provided to liaise with the university for the application.

About the person

The successful candidate will be:

  • Looking for a career where they can make a difference to peoples’ health and the environment
  • Able to cope with the academic demands of the study for an honours degree while working to develop their practical skills
  • Highly motivated and organised, with excellent time management skills
  • An excellent communicator and influencer The successful candidate will have:
  • An investigative and analytical approach
  • Strong IT skills and be able to produce clear reports and case records


Staff benefits
As part of the apprenticeship package, the degree tuition fees are fully funded by us, meaning you will not require a tuition fee loan. You will also earn a salary while you study, as well as having your core travel expenses to attend University funded.
In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.
Our Council Our vision is to make a difference to our communities and our environment and we would love you to join us in our mission! All of our employees, whatever their job, contribute greatly to delivering services to local people - either directly, or by supporting colleagues. We celebrate diversity and are continuously striving for our residents can enjoy fulfilling prosperous and healthy lives.
What we offer We offer a supportive place to grow and develop your career with a real opportunity for your input to be valued and heard. Ambition and innovation will be required now more than ever and you will join a friendly and collaborative environment where you are encouraged to thrive.
Alongside a competitive salary, we offer:
26 days annual leave (not including Bank holidays), rising to 30 days between 2 - 5 years’ service and 33 days after 5 years’ service. Local Government pension scheme There are a range of great benefits including:
Flexible and hybrid working options to promote work-life balance Our commitment to equality and diversity through a range of employee networks Wellbeing initiatives Tax - free childcare and childcare services Season loan ticket - to help with the cost of your rail / bus journey to & from work. Interested? For an informal discussion about the role, please email Levine Whitham, Food and Safety Manager on
We are a diverse workforce and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We aim to foster an inclusive workplace where people are valued, and one which represents the local communities that we serve. Slough Borough Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.
We want our application process to be open and accessible. If you wish to make your application in an alternative format, please email quoting the job reference – our Accessibility Statement has more information.
How to Apply

Join our team at Slough Borough Council and see why we are proud to be Slough!

Please submit an application by clicking the "Apply" details below.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If appointed, all posts will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.
SBC is an inclusive employer and encourages and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. We select staff on merit and aim to have a workforce that is representative of the community it serves. To monitor the effectiveness of our processes to promote equality and inclusion, we ask applicants to complete the Equalities Monitoring Section on our application form, though this is entirely voluntary and will not affect the progress of your application. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and UK GDPR, the information you provide will only be used for the purposes of equality monitoring.

SBC is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all applicants who have chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form and can evidence the minimum criteria for the role through their application.

If you wish to make your application in an alternative format, please email quoting the job reference – our Accessibility Statement has more information.







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