Environmental Health Together - Council Sign up
National - UK

Vacancy Reference: 002071

Location: National - UK

Closing Date: 30/10/2021

Salary: Dependent on council

Employment Type: Other

Department: Council

Hours Per week: Dependent on Role

Environmental Health Together – Council Sign Up

Environmental Health Together is about helping councils and their front-line services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can click on the ‘apply’ button below to complete an expression of interest to be matched with suitable environmental health practitioners and teams in your area.

What is Environmental Health Together?

Environmental Health Together is about assisting councils and their response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health and wellbeing are influenced by the wider physical environment. By addressing the wider determinants of health, including food safety, housing standards, health and safety, air quality, noise and environment issues generally, environmental health makes a fundamental contribution to the maintenance and improvement of public health.

Apply for this opportunity to express an interest and find experienced environmental health professionals in your area today.

What is involved?

The Prime Minister announced in September that the Government would create a new register of Environmental Health Practitioners, which would enable councils to access the skills and experience they need in the continued fight against COVID-19.

The register will be hosted by the Local Government Association (LGA), professionally quality-assured by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and is backed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and NHS Test and Trace. 

It will provide a central place for local authorities to recruit professionals most needed to carry out work during the pandemic.

When discussing opportunities with candidates, we recommend that you complete your usual recruitment process and assess the suitability of candidates for completing safe – it will be the responsibility of a local authority to ensure that candidates meet the required standard for practice.

Who can register?

You can register if you are a local authority.

Further support

If you have any technical queries related to the website, please contact the LGA.