Health and Safety and Licensing Principal Officer

Camden, London (Greater)
£40,028 to £46,431
27 Apr 2018
21 May 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Camden is focused on creating the conditions for people to lead high quality and fulfilling lives. We are committed to delivering frontline services in an efficient and professional manner reaffirming our responsibility to quality of life for our communities.


As a Health and Safety and Licensing Principal Officer within Environmental Health, Business and Consumer Services your role will be the lead officer focussing on delivering health and safety and licensing, in particular public safety.


You will be required to lead on complex case investigations and provide professional and technical advice and guidance to officers, members and other services, ensuring the delivery of an effective health and safety and licensing service for Camden residents and businesses.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Principal Environmental Health Officer to be the lead officer for health and safety and licensing enforcement, in particular public safety for Camden.

As the lead point of expertise on health & safety matters you will:

  • hold a BSc/MSc or Diploma in Environmental Health and hold the EHRB certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Officer.

  • have competency in health and safety with a detailed working knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework relating to health and safety and a knowledge of licensing

  • keep abreast of relevant, new and draft legislation and drive service improvement.

  • have an organised approach to your own workload whilst dealing with conflicting priorities and a focus on delivering excellent customer service.

  • be able to work collaboratively with internal and external partners to identify innovative approaches to service objectives.

  • have a high degree of political awareness, including experience of working with publicly elected representatives.

About us

Camden’s main offices are located in modern award winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

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Discover and Diversity

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website


How to apply:

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the technical knowledge and experience section of the job profile (see link below), focusing on the issues in “About You” in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.


Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.


Closing date for applications: Monday 21st May 2018 at 11.59pm

Interviews to be held: week commencing 28 May 2018

To view the Job profile for this vacancy please click HERE

Please quote reference: 180000GE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are; 18th June, 16th July and 20th August 2018.