Environmental Health Officer/ Senior Environmental Health Officer

Contract type
Post number
Environment and Planning
Civic Centre
13 to 14 (plus Market Addition under review for SEHO post only)
£35,745 to £40,876 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)
Up to 37.5 hours per week (negotiable) (banking 30 minutes per week to be used towards the shut down between Christmas and New Year)
Closing date
Interview date
To be confirmed

Do you want to work in a “can do” atmosphere where your skills and judgement count?

We are looking for an innovative EHO or SEHO to join a team of highly motivated and competent officers. You will be actively encouraged to develop existing practices and take forward new ways of working and will be given opportunities to further your knowledge, skills and experience.

We need a hardworking and committed EHO or SEHO to take up the challenges in our Team, undertaking a wide range of food hygiene, health & safety inspections and visits, licensable activities, infectious diseases investigations and responding to complaints, service requests and enquiries within target deadlines.

For the SEHO role, it is essential that you have had recent experience and knowledge in particular in either Food Safety or Health and Safety legislation and good practice as you will be responsible for driving forward projects.  You will be expected to work as an effective team member in delivering value for money and delivering on-going performance improvement.

Applications from newly qualified EHOs or those about to qualify will be welcomed.

Interested? Ring Sally Haggerstone or Norah Nolan, from the team on 01279 446111 or email env.health@harlow.gov.uk


Protecting the health and wellbeing of residents and staff will always be the Council’s priority. Safety measures to help stop the spread of the virus have been put in place and we have complied with the government's guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 and completed a COVID-19 risk assessment for all of our buildings. Please visit our Coronavirus page on our website for more information. And our COVID secure poster lists the commitments and compliance we have made to follow the government guidance.

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To apply, please email your completed application form to recruitment@harlow.gov.uk 

You will need to send your application form as an email attachment, rather than providing a link to a cloud-hosted document like Google Drive or OneDrive. 

You can also collect and submit application forms in person at the Civic Centre. 

Please note Harlow Council does not accept CVs.

We also have a Word version of the job application form