Principal Environmental Health Officers, EDDC

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Principal Environmental Health Officers
£36,876 - £40,760 per annum
Honiton / Exmouth
Full time permanent

About us
East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding.  Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy.  Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.

About the roles
We are seeking two Principal Environmental Health Officers; one each to lead and manage our Private Sector Housing and Environmental Protection teams.  For either role you will be responsible for providing an effective and comprehensive, customer-focused service in accordance with legislation and agreed service standards acting as lead officer for either private sector housing (including strategy, housing grants/loans, houses in multiple occupancy, empty homes, energy conservation, home improvement agency and drainage) or Environmental Protection (environmental/animal activities permits, air quality, community protection, noise and other statutory nuisance, national assistance funerals, bathing water quality, contaminated land, pest control, found dogs, and planning/licensing consultations) matters.  These posts are politically restricted.

About you
You must possess an in-depth understanding of the effective application of related legislation and enforcement processes and be qualified, as a minimum, to the equivalent of Environmental Health Officer level – ideally you will be a member of the CIEH.  In addition, you will hold and ILM level 5 or equivalent qualification in management or have equivalent experience.  Recent experience of delivering a similar service; managing and motivating a team; and reviewing, developing, implementing and monitoring environmental health policy and strategy are also essential.  You will also be adept at utilising technology for service delivery and able to make timely and confident decisions on complex matters as well as having excellent communication and influencing skills.

To apply online, please visit For an informal discussion, please contact Andrew Ennis, Service Lead – Environmental Health & Car Parks on 01395 517452 or email

Closing date: 20 July 2020 at midnight. Interviews will be held on 7 and 10 August 2020.


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