About the Role
This is a unique opportunity to study for a degree while earning a salary and gaining practical skills by working as a member of the Environmental Health Team. You will study with the University of Middlesex on their Environmental Health (Apprenticeship) BSc (Honours) course commencing September 2020, and on days when not attending taught classes will work in the team supporting all the environmental health functions, food safety, health and safety at work, public health, housing and pollution.
Building on the taught knowledge of the degree, you will develop the practical skills of an Environmental Health Practitioner, while learning from and supporting experienced professionals. Upon successful completion of the 4-year degree programme, you would have the opportunity to gain professional status as an Environmental Health Practitioner.
It will be a condition of any employment offer that you are accepted onto the degree programme by the University of Middlesex. Support will be provided to liaise with the University for the application.
About the Person
The successful candidate will be:
• Looking for a career where they can make a difference to peoples’ health and the environment;
• Academically strong enough to study for an honours degree while working to develop their practical skills;
• Highly motivated and organised, with excellent time management skills;
• An excellent communicator and influencer;
• An investigative and analytical approach;
• Strong IT skills and be able to produce clear reports and case records; and,
• An alignment with our organisational behaviours of being Positive, Supportive, Flexible and Innovative.
As part of the apprenticeship package, the degree tuition fees are fully funded, meaning you will not require a tuition fee loan. You will also earn a salary while you study, as well as your core travel expenses to attend University.
In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.
We provide you with competitive annual leave and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and ‘Better’ leisure centre membership.
For an informal discussion about the role, please call Katie Jackson, Environmental Health Manager, on 01737 276309.
You can also find out more about the degree programme by visiting https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/degree-apprenticeships/environmental-health-apprenticeship-bsc
More information about environmental health as a profession is available at
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, supporting the guaranteed interview scheme for disabled and ex-armed forces candidates, who meet the essential criteria for the role.
Closing date: 7 June 2020
Interview date: 15 & 16 June 2020 (Interviews may be held via video call)
Start date: August/September 2020
Values and Behaviours
Our great working environment and the values and behaviours of every individual and team in the Council, help to evolve the culture of our organisation to become more commercial, innovative and embracing of change. Successful applicants to our career opportunities will be able to demonstrate they share the values and behaviours we seek in our organisation.
See 'Who we are' as a council, to find out more about us.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.