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Environmental Health Officer

Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
£40,221 - £48,474
Closing date
21 Jul 2024


Environmental Health Officer

Grade 5 - £40,221 - £48,474

Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review

Are you an experienced Environmental Health Officer? Are you looking for your next role? Would you like to work in a large diverse city where you can broaden your experience whilst also making an impact to resident’s lives? If so, we have got just the role for you!

An exciting job opportunity has arisen to join Birmingham City Council's expanding Environmental Health team.

As the largest local authority in the UK, Birmingham is an interesting and unique place to work with excellent opportunities for professional development created by the challenging and varied workload. You will be joining an active, friendly, and professional team with prospects to gain further experience across a range of environmental health areas including: Food Safety, Health and Safety, Statutory Nuisance and Public Health.

We are seeking highly motivated, passionate and experienced Environmental Health Officers to join our team. Successful candidates will be responsible for undertaking investigations, conducting inspections and enforcing a wide range of statutory provisions aimed at protecting and improving public health and the environment.

Some of the qualifications and skills required include:

  • Diploma or Degree in Environmental Health recognised by the CIEH and EHORB registered or a CIEH Registered Environmental Health Practitioner
  • Knowledge and practical experience in the enforcement of Environmental Health legislation
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) at all levels including with residents, businesses, colleagues, and partner agencies
  • An ability to prioritise and manage your own workload to meet deadlines in a busy environment with competing demands
  • Ability to work flexibly including some work outside normal officer hours
  • The requirement to drive is essential. You will be expected to travel within Birmingham for which you will be remunerated for the use of your car.

We are keen to hear from candidates who share our enthusiasm and commitment to deliver an excellent Environmental Health Service for Birmingham’s residents, businesses, and visitors.

Interviews for this post will take place in person. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

You must upload a CV via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to ensure your experience and skills detailed fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your CV, your application will not be considered.

If you are interested in applying, please join us at our Recruitment Open Day between 10am and 2pm on 16 July 2024 at the Council Offices. You will have the opportunity to talk to officers about their experiences of working in Birmingham and see case studies to give you a flavour of the role. For any informal enquires or to confirm your attendance at the Open Day please contact

Closing date: 21 July 2024.

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

Birmingham City Council is an accredited Disability Confident Leader employer, and we are committed to employing, retaining, and developing all of our people.

We want to ensure your recruitment journey with us is a positive and equitable one, so please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments, additional support, accessibility needs, or if there is any way in which we can support you through your application.

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements before any employment offer can be confirmed.

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