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Environmental Health Officer Apprentice

Oxford City Council
St. Aldate's Chambers, Oxford, OX1 1DS
£11,700.00 annually
Closing date
26 Jun 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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Job Details

Full commitment to undertaking the required training programme including the CIEH accredited BSc degree and work based functions to develop to carry out a range of proactive and reactive casework as directed by the appropriate Team Manager to:
  • Engage and demonstrate successful learning of the technical and legislative aspects of Regulatory Services & Community safety
  • Shadow and assist with site inspections carried out by Regulatory Services & Community Safety
  • Assist Regulatory Services & Community Safety Teams with a wide range of non-technical procedures
  • Actively comply, support and contribute to service standard procedures
  • Engage and develop to fully understand and operation standard ICT. Programmes in accordance with Oxford City Council policies and procedures
  • Handle sensitive data accordingly, understanding and adhering to legal requirements around policy and data confidentiality
  • Attend meetings including minute taking and distribution in line with agreed targets
  • Team Player -deliver a flexible approach across the service, supporting day to day operations as required with a willingness to develop and learn
  • Participate in project work and carry out other duties as may be required
  • Develop and contribute to making recommendations for improvements, sharing research, best practice and present solutions to be considered

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of demonstrating that they fulfil the following criteria in their application form and should include clear examples of how they meet these criteria.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential Skills:
  • Experience of using ICT, ideally Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Outlook, Excel and databases) with accurate and proficient keyboard skills
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills demonstrating the ability to build effective working relationships across all levels internally and externally
  • Effective organisational skills demonstrating the ability to prioritise to meet deadlines and manage own workload
  • Ability to attend site inspections to domestic & commercial sites and attend surveys and meetings away from the office and in all weather conditions
  • Awareness of data protection and the importance of confidentiality when handling sensitive data

  • Level 2 qualification in English and maths
  • Able to demonstrate practical solutions and problem solving skills
  • To be able to demonstrate an understanding of Environmental Health
  • Experience of delivering customer service via telephone, writing or face to face
  • Evidence of further personal learning and development
  • To be able to climb ladders, work in confined spaces and capable of entering a typical domestic or commercial site environment through developing confidence to deal with varied workload

Personal qualities

  • Flexible approach -able to support different teams and projects across the service, including working outside of normal office hours if required
  • A keen interest in undertaking further training and development

Desired qualifications

Predicted to have 3/D, equivalent or above A levels in a science or technology subject drawn from: Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Nutrition, Food Science or similar at grade C/4 or above or equivalent BTEC qualification to be able to gain entry to an accredited BSc degree in Environmental Health(level 6 apprenticeship).

Future prospects

Upon completion of the degree apprenticeship, there will be a full time position for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Please note that the pay has potential to increase in year 2 and then again upon completion of the programme.

In addition to the above criteria, Oxford City Council has developed and embedded a suite of values and behaviours. Full details of these can be found on our web page, under Working for Us. Please familiarise yourself with these values and behaviours. If you are invited for interview you will be asked questions based on them.
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