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Environmental Health Officer
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Environmental Health Officer

Lead the team that helps to keep our people safe and healthy wherever they are, all over the world.

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High interest role

This is a highly competitive role with potential long lead time to join.

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At a glance

Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel are exposed to some of the most extreme conditions imaginable. You’ll tackle remote, demanding and potentially hostile environments, adapting your skills and applying your knowledge to overcome whatever challenges you face.
Environmental Health Officer
I’ve experienced some pretty diverse environments since I joined the Royal Navy, from submarines to out in the field on the other side of the world.

Ray

Environmental Health Officer, Medical branch

Role details

What you’ll do

In protecting our nation’s interests all over the world, Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel are exposed to some of the most extreme conditions imaginable. As an Environmental Health Officer, you’ll lead the team that helps to keep our people safe and healthy wherever they are in the world.

The vital environmental assessments provided by your team will ensure our most vital operations remain on track, with safe water supplies and adequate sanitation for everyone, wherever they are in the world.

Your role

  • Develop and maintain environmental health standards in the Naval Service, reporting directly to senior officers across all branches and services
  • Work in a regional team, doing everything from inspecting Royal Navy ships and submarines to advising on safe water supplies and sanitation for personnel on exercise or in the field
  • Tackle remote, demanding and potentially hostile environments, adapting your skills and applying your knowledge to overcome whatever challenges you face
  • Work closely with fellow Royal Navy Nursing and Medical Officers, and other healthcare professionals, wherever and whenever you’re needed. Our people are our most important asset, and without you they’re at risk

Pay & benefits

  • A salary of at least £42,850 from day one if charted or EHRB registered plus a 'Golden Hello' of £27,000
  • If not chartered or EHRB registered, a starting salary over £31,00 with funding and support to complete Chartered programme
  • Excellent pay and promotion prospects throughout your career
  • A non-contributory pension scheme
  • Sports and adventurous training opportunities
  • Six weeks of paid holiday every year
  • Free medical and dental care

 

Skills for life

Qualifications you'll gain

  • Enrollment on 2 year-chartered status programme if not already achieved
  • Study for academic and vocational awards
  • Receive support in maintaining your professional portfolio
  • Civilian recognised leadership and management qualifications
  • Additional funding for personal and professional development courses

Skills you'll develop

  • How to apply your Environmental Health skills and expertise in challenging conditions all around the world
  • Opportunities to work alongside skilled professionals from other medical disciplines
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Mentorship and development of others

Eligibility

  • Aged between 22 and 39
  • BSc/MSc in Environmental Health from accredited institute & EHRB, CIEH or equivalent Registration or a Chartered EHP
  • 5 grades A*-C (9-4) Including grade 6 (B) or above in English Language and Maths 
  • A National of the United Kingdom, a Commonwealth Citizen or Dual National
  • A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18 and 28 (between 17 and 27 if under 18)
  • Pass the Naval Swimming Test

Skills & Interests

  • An ambitious, passionate medical professional
  • A confident leader
  • Always calm under pressure
  • An adventurous spirit

Joining Process

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Career Progression

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