Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £43,824 to £51,099 43824 - PO2 - PO4
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Climate, Homes and Economy
Environmental Health Team
Closing date

We are looking for a Senior Environmental Health Officer to join Hackney Council’s Environmental Health Team.

This role has recently been revamped to attract officers who are new to the profession and who have successfully completed the CIEH EHP portfolio and Discussion also eligible for the Register of EHP to apply. Equally, if you are an experienced officer and would like to make a move to a borough that will provide you with challenge, stimulation and growth, then Hackney is the place for you!

The role will focus on food safety, standards, health & safety and infectious disease control. You will report to an Environmental Health Manager and manage a busy and complex caseload of work. We need someone who can build effective working relationships with our diverse communities and other internal and external stakeholders. You will have good communication skills and be able to negotiate sensitive issues in a professional manner.

You should be able to stay level headed under pressure and prioritise a competing workload. You will also be part of the 24/7 environmental health out of hours service, which attracts an on-call allowance.

We need someone with an analytic mind and experience in enforcement and compliance. You should be a strategic thinker, keen to develop policies that support our ambitions for the borough. On top of that, we also need someone with an eye for detail who understands the importance of accurate record keeping and effective administrative systems.

You will need an appropriate Environmental Health qualification and have evidence of meeting the current FSA FLCoP Competency Framework. You will have industry experience and/or be commercially minded. You will have demonstrable experience in a similar role, you are someone who can work on their own initiative and is self driven and motivated by outcomes would thrive in this role.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 28 July (22:59)

Interview date: TBC

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

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