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Apprentice Environmental Health Officer

City of Westminster
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

Westminster City Council

Apprentice Environmental Health Officer

Reference: WCC612437

Salary range: £31,716 per annum
Work location: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 6QP
Hours per week: This job is available part-time, as a job-share, or full-time. This is because we want the best people for our roles and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. 
Contract type:  Apprenticeship up to 48 months 
Closing date: 7 July 2024
Contact details for Informal discussion: Matthew Willetts, Team Manager, via email: MWILLETTS@WESTMINSTER.GOV.UK

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About Us:


Environmental Health at Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories, where passionate and expert professionals go above and beyond for their colleagues every day. 

Kudzy knows the streets of Westminster like the back of her hand. Her office can be anywhere. Market stalls, spas, carnivals, hotels, even backstage at an Adele concert. She’s travelled more than most have in a lifetime without leaving Westminster. She’s an Environmental Health Officer like no other. But, for her, seeing the difference her work makes to communities is the real highlight. For some, it’s financial lifelines, for others it’s the open sign on the restaurant they’ve always dreamed of. For Kudzy, it’s the smiles on her customers’ faces. 
The Role:

As an Apprentice Environmental Health Officer, you can make your own powerful contribution to Westminster’s communities – all while getting your career off to an exceptional start! 

Earning while you learn, this is a fantastic way to embark on a deeply interesting career while you study for a BSc in Environmental Health at Middlesex University. As a member of our Public Protection and Licensing division, you will help us deliver a clean, safe and peaceful city that is suitable for our local residents, businesses and visitors to the area. 

Over a period of four years, you will therefore combine hands-on work experience with a variety of modules taught at the university, before being given the chance to become a registered Environmental Health Practitioner. With a wealth of areas to explore, this is a unique opportunity to discover all facets of Environmental Health. Our department is split into a number of teams covering food & health and safety, private sector housing, noise, environmental sciences and public health, plus we have a consultation team, so there will be a huge array of projects to get involved in – and a great array of areas to explore your personal passions!  

Whether attending meetings with multidisciplinary experts, carrying out site inspections, supporting enforcement actions or engaging with residents to gather evidence and understand their needs, you can be certain of developing not only your environmental health knowledge, but also your professional skills. In short, no two days will ever be the same in this truly exciting role – so if you are looking for a great challenge, you will excel in our supportive team!

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

This is a varied role that would be well-suited to a dynamic and friendly individual who is keen to learn and be an asset to the team from day one. We are therefore looking for someone who is literate and numerate and has Grade 4/C or above GCSEs in English and maths, plus 96 UCAS points. Of these, at least one subject will be science or technology-based – though alternative learning experiences may also be suitable if you can bring the right mindset and approach to our team! 

Crucially, you will have some understanding of how environmental health can improve public health, and you will be keen to help the team come up with innovative solutions to complex cases, so investigative and assessment skills are important. Great organisation and communication capabilities will be essential to your success, and you will be IT literate with the ability to use and interpret databases. 

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to more than 200,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster. Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.   

At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit  

As a forward-thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our staff benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.  

The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible. 

Closing date: 7 July 2024

Contact details for Informal discussion: Matthew Willetts, Team Manager, via email: MWILLETTS@WESTMINSTER.GOV.UK




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