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Environmental Health Together: closing on 29 October 2021

The Environmental Health Together programme will close on 29 October as the government funding for this campaign comes to an end.

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About the programme

The LGA, has worked in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) to provide this free platform for councils and local authorities experiencing capacity issues within their environmental health departments, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Backed by government, councils have been able to search a pool of 160 registered professionals with environmental health qualifications by region, skills, and experience to find the best match for their requirements.

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) quality assured the registered candidates, so councils could be confident about the effectiveness of the individuals.

Participating councils – what you need to do now

Councils will receive a final list of candidates on 22 October 2021. You will need to sign into the Jobtrain portal to view available candidates until 12pm on 29 October 2021.

Councils can update data retention preferences and contact details using the Jobtrain portal.

Environmental Health Officers – what you need to do now

Participating councils will be able to view your applications until 12pm (midday) on 29 October.  Please check your emails for contact from councils that are interested in you.

Before the programme closes, you will need to login and indicate your data retention preferences.

Success stories – share your good news

We would like to hear from anyone who was offered temporary or permanent employment through the Environmental Health Together programme. Please send an email to [email protected] to let us know your good news stories.

Environmental Health specialisms available to employers

Pie chart showing percentage distribution of specialisms available within the EHT register for Councils

Experience by number of candidates on the EHT register

30+ years: 41

20-30 years: 17

10-20 years: 28

5-10 years: 20

5 years and below: 17

Student: 29

Region by number of candidates on the EHT register

East Midlands: 10

East of England: 20

London: 31

North East: 5

North West: 18

South East: 18

South West: 29

West Midlands: 20

Yorkshire and Humber: 8

Benefits of using EH Together Register


Request access to Environmental Health Together and get the environmental health resources you need today.

Before you start recruiting – use EHT first

Within a few hours - find a shortlist of public and environmental health professionals

At your own pace - contact candidates and invite for interviews

Take the final steps to - complete interviews and make offers of contract