Technical Officer (Control of Pollution)

£22,622 - £35,572
30 Aug 2017
29 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Environmental Services Department

Technical Officer (Control of Pollution)

Permanent contract: Full time, 37  hours per week: Grade 4/5

Salary from £22,622 - £35,572 per annum with progression based on performance

Job Ref No: LEE25

We are seeking a Technical Officer to join this busy team in High Wycombe that delivers a wide variety of functions and services to a number of internal and external customers.  The town has excellent transport links, with easy access to the Chiltern Line from London taking less than 30 minutes to arrive from Marylebone.  The M40 at Junction 4 is also very easily accessible with it being only 2 miles away from the offices. The successful candidate should be dedicated to the care of our customers so therefore have excellent customer care skills.

Your duties will include investigating requests for service from the public about noise and air pollution from domestic as well as industrial and commercial sources. In resolving these issues you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbally and in writing. You should be able to prioritise a busy workload against targets and deadlines and be able to work flexibly, including out of hours. In addition you should have the confidence and ability to effectively present evidence in Court.

We work closely with Development Control Officers to ensure the satisfactory amenity of residential developments. The team are also statutory consultees in respect of licence applications and are required to review applications and give our views on potential nuisance implications. These roles will require the successful applicant to prepare clear and concise reports on proposals and present their findings to either Planning Inquiries or Licensing Reviews.

You should preferably hold the Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control but as a minimum have two A Level’s or equivalent in scientific/technical subjects with evidence of professional development in a relevant field at appropriate level. The Council has an Approved Qualification Scheme and it may be possible to receive support to study for the Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control.  A full driving licence is required as well as an ability to work outdoors.

For an informal chat about the role and the organisation please call Julian Smith, Divisional Environmental Health Officer 01494 421702.

We offer a generous benefits package including flexible working and pension scheme.

For more information and to apply online, visit our website at or call our job pack request line on 01494 421141 quoting Job Reference Number LEE25

Closing date: Friday 29 September 2017

Interview:  w/c Monday 16 October 2017

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

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