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Senior Environmental Health Officer

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DE
Band G SCP 32-37 (£40,221 - £45,441 Per Annum)
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Senior Environmental Health Officer role within the Citizen and Consumer Protection Business and Consumer Team which includes Environmental Health, Trading Standards and General Licensing. 

It's an exciting time to join Sandwell Council’s Environmental Health Team with a re-design that is part of a forward-thinking review of our services to ensure that we are a team fit for the future.

About you

We are looking for a chartered or EHRB registered Environmental Health Officer with significant experience in Food and Health & Safety to join us as Senior Environmental Health Officer. Working alongside our other Senior EHOs you will help shape the direction of our team, use your specialist knowledge and experience to lead on projects and to provide support to officers and assist the Team Managers with leading on the different disciplines.

Applications from professionals with equivalent qualifications to meet the competency requirements and experience are also welcomed.

You will need to have a minimum of 3 years' experience within Food Safety and Health and Safety, be open to new challenges, have excellent communication skills, be professional and an exemplar for Sandwell MBC and the Environmental Health profession.

The team

The team is a busy, friendly, and professional team covering Food Safety, Health and Safety, Infectious Diseases, Industrial and Commercial Nuisance and Waste and Animal Welfare.

Whilst most officers work within either Food Safety and Health and Safety, or within Commercial Nuisance, there is the opportunity to develop your skills and experience across disciplines and this will be supported and encouraged.

We are also keen to provide our officers with opportunities for further development and we support officers with further training and ensuring they can meet Continuous Professional Development.

The council operates hybrid working.  This involves working from an agreed workplace location in the borough for at least two days a week.

The Closing date for applications is 30th June 2024

Interviews will commence the week of  11th July 2024

For an informal discussion about these job opportunities please contact Liz Nembhard, Operations Manager –

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit

Click here to find out more about our One Team Framework: Values and Behaviours

To apply please download the application and return to:



Supporting Documents for Senior Environmental Health Officer


Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

Your career at Sandwell Council

We offer something for everyone, with an incredibly wide range of career opportunities, at any stage of your career, from apprentices to senior managers.

Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

Our plans for the future

Our Vision 2030 shows just how committed we are to creating the best future possible for our communities and for the people who live and work in Sandwell. 

We’re a progressive organisation, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but we know there’s much more to do to make our vision. For more information on our plans for the future see our dedicated vision 2030 page;

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit;

For information on our Values and Behaviours, please visit:

To view a copy of the Local Government Career Guide, please visit;

Company info
0121 569 3300
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3BS

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