Environmental Health Specialist (Environmental Protection)  Level 3

£32,178 - £34,864
27 Nov 2017
08 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Specialist (Environmental Protection) 

1 x FTE permanent

Level 3 (Grade 9) £32,178 - £34,864

Essential car user allowance £963 per annum

Eastleigh Borough Council is an ambitious and progressive council. We are recognised for our innovation and achievements, whilst delivering high quality service to our customers and the community. At Eastleigh, enhancing and protecting our environment is an area of large strategic importance as this makes up one of our key corporate priorities.

We are looking for an experienced Environmental Protection professional to work in the Service Delivery Directorate who is able to provide a high standard of professional specialist advice and to play a key role in the delivery of the Environmental Protection Service for the Borough. 

It is essential to have significant experience and knowledge of all high-level protection issues including contaminated land, air pollution, nuisance notices and prosecutions, environmental permitting, statutory licencing and public health issues. A sound understanding of related legislation, practices and methodologies together with experience in providing consultee advice on planning applications, and acting as an expert witness in legal proceedings is also essential. You will be educated to Degree level in a scientific discipline and hold relevant graduate qualifications in Environmental Health or have extensive, relevant experience. Membership of a relevant professional body or working towards membership is desirable.

The candidate must be proficient in the analysis of complex data and a willingness to learn new ways of working as well as good investigative skills and the resilience to see through enforcement actions across a wide range of issues when needed. You must possess excellent communication skills and have experience of dealing with developers, other EH professionals, Councillors and members of the public in person and on the telephone.

If you are excited by this opportunity and feel you have the skills, experience and attitude we are looking for we would love to hear from you. At Eastleigh, we are committed to supporting and developing all our staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable. We offer a good range of benefits and facilities which include:

  • Local Government pension scheme (defined benefits scheme)
  • Up to 27 days annual leave
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Subsidised train travel
  • Excellent working environment
  • Support for continuous professional development
  • Good work life balance
  • Childcare voucher scheme (subject to Government amendments)
  • Payment of professional or registration fees where these are required.

For further information and to apply, please visit our website via the apply button.

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Bret Willers, Lead Specialist Environment on 02380 688324.

Closing date: 8 January 2018.

Interview date: TBC