Environmental Health Practitioner (Food and Health & Safety)

One Friargate, Coventry, CV1 2GN
£30,756 - £37,107 per annum pro rata
31 Oct 2018
16 Nov 2018
Job Ref
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Part Time

Are you an environmental health practitioner looking to make a difference? Want to be part of a dynamic team that is passionate about Coventry and its community?

Coventry is a welcoming, bustling, young, diverse and modern City which has been voted UK City of Culture 2021. Changes in the City are gathering pace making it an exciting time to be part of a team involved in its transformation.

We are seeking experienced, motivated and enthusiastic professionals that have the relevant qualifications and competencies to inspect the full range of businesses as required by the Food Law Code of Practice. 

You will work alongside our professional environmental practitioners in a fast paced and challenging environment. Working together as a team, you will possess outstanding communication skills and have a proven track record of managing your own diverse workload with minimal supervision.

Your responsibilities will include a full range of food and health and safety enforcement work including planned interventions, accident investigations, complaints, infectious disease investigations and providing advice and support to local businesses and the public.

The ideal candidate (s) will be a

  • Qualified Environmental Health Practitioner and
  • Have EHRB registration or equivalent and be
  • Competent as defined by the FSA Code of Practice for Food Enforcement.
  • Recent experience of enforcing food safety and health and safety legislation is highly desirable.
  • You will have excellent computer literacy and in particular, be proficient in the use of a database.

In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

To download an application form and further information for this vacancy, and to find out more about working for Coventry City Council, please visit our website www.coventry.gov.uk 


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, flexible working, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Work Pattern

Full time 37 hours / week – 10 month fixed term contract

Part time 21 hours / week – 12 month fixed term contract – flexible hours

Part time 26 hours /week – 10 month fixed term contract – flexible hours

Interview date

26th November 2018

Equalities Statement

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

When recruiting we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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