Career Grade Environmental Health Officers

Career Grade Environmental Health Officers

  • Location: Cirencester/Witney/remote working available
  • Salary: £21,425 - £35,730 per annum, subject to level and experience
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 17 October 2021
  • Interview Date: 25 October 2021

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We’re looking for Environmental Health Officers in food/health & safety at all levels

As Career Grade roles we are looking for those that need support to start a career in environmental health as well as those who are already qualified, experienced and ready to help us support those starting their careers. This is a post you can apply for whether you are a recent graduate or have a few years environmental health experience and are looking for a new career opportunity. We are looking to appoint people at different points on the career grade structure according to qualifications and experience.

There are a few great organisations that can help you excel, and achieve, and support you in discovering your true potential – Publica Group is one of these organisations. For those who aspire to learn and develop their environmental health skills we can offer funded courses as well as providing excellent on the job experience to become an Environmental Health Officer registered with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). If however you are an experienced Environmental Health Officer then we would welcome your expertise.

Publica provides environmental health to three Local Authorities. So, if you are starting your career journey you will have an extensive training ground and scope to progress; and if you are already an experienced Environmental Health Officer you will have a scope of opportunities that you will not find anywhere else. The salary range is purposefully wide in order to properly recognise your level of experience, qualification and talent.

About the role…

These exciting opportunities will support the improvement of this vital service and benefit the environment and local economy. We are looking for Environmental Health Officers who can inspire and manage a varied workload and we have opportunities for those who have a keen interest but minimal experience in environmental health, those that have a good grounding in environmental health and those who are highly experienced in complex cases. These positions allows the post holder flexibility with the ability to work from home and to be out and about, working on the job.  You will need to be a good team player and have excellent communication skills, you will also need the ability to be self-motivated and proactive.

Graduate Environmental Health Officer: This is a very exciting opportunity for someone who has completed their BSc or Masters Degree in Environmental Health, or is in the process of doing so, to train and be mentored on the job to become a qualified Environmental Health Officer registered with the CIEH.

Environmental Health Officer: This is an incredibly varied role, where you will work as part of a team to carry out planned food hygiene inspections, health and safety projects and respond to reactive work. You will support with sampling, investigating complaints and carrying out investigations. This will include taking the appropriate action in line with the relevant policies, procedures and legislation.

Senior Environmental Health Officer: You will undertake a wide range of food hygiene inspections (including higher risk and approved premises), lead on health & safety projects, and respond to reactive work.  You will also undertake work regarding sampling, incidents of infectious diseases including food poisonings, and accident investigations. You will provide technical expertise, lead on investigations and where necessary appear and give evidence in Court. This will include taking the appropriate action in line with the relevant policies, procedures and legislation.

The appended Role Description and Employee specification sets out the requirements to be appointed at each level and the attached matrix indicates the likely criteria to determine where appointments will be made and how career advancement to Senior level can take place. We will support your career progression with training and qualification support from Officer to Senior level, and beyond.

You will need…

  • BSc/MSc Environmental Health (or working towards)
  • EHRB or CIEH registration (for Level 2 and Level 3)
  • Driving license and access to a car
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels
  • Motivated and the ability to work individually and as part of a team

For more information about this role please see the Job Description/Person Specification.

Special Conditions…

  • Use of a car for work purposes

What can we do for you…

  • agile working allowing a mix of home and office working
  • flexible working arrangements (depending on the role)
  • 26 days paid annual leave (pro rata if you are working part time) plus bank holidays and an extra two volunteering days off a year for you to support a charity of your choice
  • paid for health cash plan giving you cash back on health, dental and eye care
  • pension scheme with a good employer contribution of 5% of your earnings
  • paid for Employee Assistance Programme 24/7, providing positive, preventative and supportive advice and counselling to deal with everyday events and issues
  • cycle to work scheme
  • paid for access to digital financial advice (covering your pension scheme, mortgages and other finances)

These are just a handful of the benefits  that you can enjoy when you join us!

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact Eileen Pengelly by email

Closing date: Sunday 17th October 2021 at midnight

Interview date:  Week commencing Monday 25th October 2021

If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above by clicking on the ‘Apply for this Position’ icon within this page. Alternatively, please email us at or contact the recruitment team on 01285 623319.

Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV.

Accredited of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies - Please state this within your covering statement or in a separate email.

Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire; provide references;  proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.

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