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.

What you’ll get

  • A salary of at least £42,000 from day one if charted or EHRB registered plus a 'Golden Hello' of £27,000
  • If not chartered or EHRB registered, a starting salary of £27,000 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

What you'll need

  • You must be aged between 22 and 39
  • You must have a BSc or MSc in Environmental Health
  • You’ll need at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C (9-4) (or Scottish equivalent), which must include English and Mathematics at grade B/6 or above
  • 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

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