Environmental Health Officer

Chelmsford City Council
Chelmsford, Essex
Grade 8 - Starting at £34,515, pro rata, rising to £38,037 (Grade 7 if part qualified, see advert f
Closing date
26 Jan 2022

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Public and Third sector
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

Chelmsford City Council is looking to appoint a permanent, part-time Environmental Health Officer or Business Compliance Officer.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, suitably qualified Officer to join our dedicated Business Compliance Team in Public Health and Protection Services to help maintain and improve the health and environment for those who live in, work in or visit our Borough. This is a great opportunity to develop and expand skills across food safety and health and safety regulation.


Applicants should be competent in food safety in line with Chapter 4 of the Food Law Code of Practice and have excellent communication skills to influence standards and behaviour. They will need a commitment to team working as well as having the ability to work efficiently and effectively on their own. High standards of customer service and the discipline to deliver this across a large and varied workload are also essential.


We think Chelmsford has the best of both worlds in terms of working and living. Our thriving and lively city centre is surrounded by village communities and countryside and is only 35 minutes from London by train.


Chelmsford City Council operates a flexible working day and provides a wide range of staff benefits including excellent pension, employee healthcare cash plan, subsidised parking, childcare vouchers, season ticket loans, employee assistance programme and workplace discounts.


A full driving licence is required for this post.


Anyone interested in the position who is not a qualified Environmenal Health Officer, but holds the Higher Certificate of Food Safety Inspection is invited to contact Izzie Daniel, Business Compliance Lead Officer for an informal discussion before submitting their application on 01245 606662. These applicants will be considered for the role of Business Compliance Officer at Grade 7 as detailed in the job pack, please ensure this is stated in your supporting statement.


Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council's Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.


Working at Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford City Council’s core objectives are to provide high quality public spaces and increase the quality of life of the citizens. Chelmsford is also committed to promote a more sustainable and healthier environment.

As employer, Chelmsford has a strong focus on career growth and skills development, offering a variety of training opportunities for staff. 

Why work for Chelmsford?

  • Competitive salary.
  • Great railway connections.
  • Interest free loans for bus or train season tickets.
  • Training and development.
  • Employees will have cash plan scheme to cover healthcare costs, such as dental or optical costs.
  • Generous annual leave allowance.
  • Work/life balance.
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01245 606606
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