LONDON BOROUGH OF WALTHAM FOREST
DEPARTMENT: PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSING & LICENSING
JOB TITLE: APPRENTICE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER X2
PAY: Apprentice Level 6 (£26,000 per annum) plus tuition fees paid
Location: 3 The Square, Leyton, London, E10 5NR
Contract: 4 years
Working Pattern: Split between work and study
Hours: 36 hours per week
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: at 1st July 2021 23:30.
The Private Sector Housing & Licensing Team are looking to recruit two Apprentice Environmental Health Officers.
The appointed apprentices will work towards their BSc Environmental Health degree at Middlesex University whilst working alongside the Private Sector Housing & Licensing team and other Environmental Health teams such as Food Safety, Environmental Protection and Health & Safety.
Local Authority Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) act as advisors, educators and enforcement officers, enabling people to live and work in safe, healthy environments. By undertaking a risk-based approach, EHOs promote safe and healthy environments for residents, the public and businesses through education and enforcement.
Much of an EHOs work is carried out across the borough, within privately rented properties or commercial businesses, with office work to follow up legislative breaches.
Over the course of the apprenticeship, the Apprentice EHOs would be expected to develop a clear understanding of the legislation relating to Environmental Health and learn to work both independently and as part of a wider team putting into practice the skills and knowledge learnt.
The role may include some early morning or evening work dependant on team requirements.
Appointed apprentices will develop an understanding of commerciality and it’s role in the day to day work of a front-line field officer.
The Council will offer appropriate support to successful candidates throughout their apprenticeship.
Existing Qualification Requirements
- Level 2 (or equivalent) English
- Level 2 (or equivalent) Maths
- A-level (or equivalent) Science
To graduate from BSc Environmental Health degree
To become a competent Environmental Health Officer working within a busy Local Authority carrying out enforcement of all relevant legislation and making full use of enforcement powers where necessary.
To complete professional portfolio and interview to become and Environmental Health Practitioner via the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
About Waltham Forest
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is fiercely ambitious. In 2019 the Council was named as the first London Borough of Culture and held a vast array of events. We want to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a quality life in London. The council has an attractive range of staff benefits:
- flexible working options
- season ticket and travel card loans
- help with managing your finances and access to an employee Credit Union
- discounted gym membership at GLL leisure centres in the borough
- discount at local bars and restaurants
- help with well-being including access to an employee assistance programme
Join our plans for growth
We have a hugely ambitious growth agenda and pride ourselves on being forward thinking and an organisation that sets high expectations. We are working with partners to secure investment in making our borough a better place, are progressing with plans to build at least 12,000 new homes and have an ambitious £5million digital programme, with more investment to come.
Be part of the vision
Our aim is that every single Waltham Forest resident enjoys a good quality life. We have a no-nonsense approach to getting things done and are embarking on a new phase in our transformation where three key priorities will underpin our ‘Creating Futures’ strategy:
- Keep Waltham Forest clean and safe
- Ensure a decent roof over residents’ heads
- Improve residents’ life chances.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan:
• Promoting equality of opportunity
• Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
• Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels
• Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.
How to apply
To apply, please complete the application form and submit within the given deadline