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Trainee Environmental Health Officer
  • Employer: Thurrock Council
  • Reference: 19000000GI
  • Published: Thu 17/10/2019, 8:59 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 16/11/2019, 8:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 Hours per week
  • Salary: £19275 - £21707 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Thurrock

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Trainee Environmental Health Officer


£19,275 - £21,707 per annum throughout 2 year MSc University training rising to

£33,920 - £41,735 per annum following successful graduation and EHORB Registration

37 Hours per Week: 3 days at Thurrock Council - 2 days at University while studying

Permanent Contract

This trainee post will enable the successful candidate to complete the 2 year Environmental Health MSc qualification, while working within the Environmental Health Area of Public Protection.

The successful candidate will carry out a wide variety of Environmental Protection Team work, working closely with team colleagues throughout the training process. While studying part time you will take an active role investigating allegations of statutory nuisance and EH public health matters. You will shadow experienced officers to assist in completing the council's statutory obligations in relation to the pollution, prevention and control, air quality and contaminated land regimes. You will learn how to provide expert advice on planning and licensing consultations and competently use pollution control technical / scientific monitoring equipment.

You should be a good communicator with the ability to effectively organise workloads on your own and work as part of a team. You will need comprehensive computer skills.

You must have a good degree pass grade, ideally in a Science based subject.

All University MSc tuition fees will be paid by the authority, so this is a fantastic opportunity for any person looking for an exciting career in this diverse profession.

As the successful candidates experience grows there will be a requirement, at times, to assist in the investigation of nuisance outside of normal working hours, where service demand requires.

Following successful MSc qualification the candidate must successfully complete the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health - EHORB registration.

The successful candidate will be expected to remain at Thurrock Council for a minimum of 3 years following successful qualification.

We offer flexible working hours, support and training for personal development within a friendly working environment.

A full driving licence and use of a car is required for this post, for which a business user allowance is paid.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Peter Reynolds on 01375 652417

Closing Date: 17 November 2019

Our vision - An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

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