Environmental Health Officer – COVID-19 Pandemic Support

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£32,418 - £40,869
04 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Environmental Health Technical Officers and Environmental Health Officers – COVID-19 Pandemic support

Up to 2 positions on a fixed term basis until at least 26 April 2021

SO2 – PO3 depending on experience

SO2 - (£32,418 - £34,209)
PO2 - (£34,884 - £37,722)
PO3 - (£37,722 - £40,869)

Following on from our recent successful recruitment, we are seeking up to a further two team members to work as part of the councils Commercial Environmental Health Team to support the work already underway to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. These positions are available on a fixed term basis until at least 31st March 2021, but agency applications will also be considered from exceptional candidates.

We are looking for applicants who are able to work ideally full time, but part time will be considered. Due to the ever-changing demands of this work, it may be necessary for you to be available to work occasional weekends.

The ideal candidate will be capable of managing a reactive workload in response to Track and Trace related work and business advice roles. You can expect to be carrying out a range of work related to COVID-19 including onsite inspection work, completing dynamic risk assessments and offering support and advice, but also taking enforcement where proportionate and necessary. We have a three-stage enforcement approach – ENGAGE, EXPLAIN & ENCOURAGE and ENFORCE. 

You will have knowledge of enforcement processes and will be confident communicator who is able to work equally well in a team and independently. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants from a food safety, occupational health and safety, public health, or regulatory enforcement background.

The successful candidate will be eligible to take part in the Council's flexible working arrangements.

The Closing date for the post is 15 January 2021 and interviews will be conducted remotely over the following two weeks.



Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

DBS: This role requires a Basic DBS.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.