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Environmental Health/Protection Officer (Pollution)

Tower Hamlets
£42,855 - £50,088
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Environmental Health/Protection Officer (Pollution) R-2139

Salary: £42,855.00-£50,088.00

Full time, Permanent

Location: Town Hall, 160 Whitechapel Road, LONDON

We offer a 35-hour week with the option to earn flexi time and approximately 6 weeks paid holiday depending on your public service experience.

Role Purpose

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our busy Pollution Team. As an Officer with delegated authority, you will carry out a wide variety of function delivered by the team, gaining experience across environmental protection, including contaminated land, air quality and regulation of industrial processes and private water supply.

Using delegated powers and specialist skills (i.e. audit, inspection, enforcement powers, negotiation and persuasion) to gain and ensure compliance with Environmental Health legislation to achieve appropriate outcomes and improvements for our borough.


The successful candidate will have a degree in Environmental Health or Environmental Sciences.

You will have current knowledge and experience of environmental health legislations and enforcement relevant to pollution control.

Additional Information

Tower Hamlets is a fascinating borough, a multi-cultural community steeped in history. The contrasts and challenges in Environmental Health work is vast. Our Service is forward looking and has many exciting challenges to face.

We are looking for an experienced Officer to carry out the full range of duties including:-•         

  • Complaint investigations
  • Enforcement
  • Negotiation and persuasion

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 or Muhammad Islam, Team Leader on 0207 364 1549.

“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.

Closing Date: Sunday 5th May 2024

To apply, please click “Apply Now”.








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