Technical Officer (Environmental Protection)

£26,822 – £29,323 (subject to Job Evaluation)
03 Jan 2018
14 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Officer (Environmental Protection)

37 hours per week

£26,822 – £29,323 (subject to Job Evaluation)


Following restructuring of the service, we are seeking an additional Technical Officer to work within the Environmental Protection team based principally at Weymouth.  Working as part of a team, the role will involve responding to and investigating service requests in respect of general nuisances, drainage, public health funerals, etc. as well as involvement in monitoring activities for air and water quality and noise, and inspecting licensed premises.

The Environmental Protection team is part of the Community Protection Service.

What you’re great at:

Working in a busy and occasionally demanding environment, you are confident in dealing with members of the public, councillors and businesses with tact and diplomacy in sometimes challenging circumstances.  Investigating and responding to a variety of service requests across the Environmental Protection remit, you are able to research and apply relevant legislation, guidance, procedures and policies.  You have the necessary drive and determination to see through cases in order to achieve satisfactory outcomes in a timely manner, utilising technology to manage the administration of your own case files, including documentation, mail and so on.

What you will own and how you will grow:

Depending upon experience, you will be responsible for your own caseload on a day-to-day basis, working as part of a busy team.  Technical training and development will be made available to enable you to take on a wider variety of cases and perhaps lead responsibility for one of a number of specialist Environmental Protection functions.  You will be working within a team and receive peer support and guidance, but will be proactive in identifying your own training and development needs.  Whilst based at one or more of the offices, we will provide you with the necessary equipment to enable you to work in an agile way from a variety of locations, utilising ‘smart’ technology.

What we are about:

Providing a responsive service, reflecting the needs of our residents, visitors, businesses and partners, our role is to protect and enhance Public Health and the Environment across the DCP’s area.  Friendly and supportive, we aim to encourage compliance with regulatory requirements, but will not shy away from enforcement action where it becomes necessary.  We provide support and advice to colleagues in other service areas, and work in partnership with other agencies to achieve desired outcomes.

Dorset Councils Partnership believes that people do their best work if we make it easier for them to meet their personal responsibilities.  The Partnership promotes innovative flexible and part-time working to support and encourage anyone who requires this flexibility to balance work and life.  The Partnership is committed to making our recruitment process barrier-free, and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

How to apply:

To apply for this job, please read through the job description and person specification attached to the right of this page then follow the ‘Apply for this job’ link.  In the ‘Relevant Experience’ section of the application you will be expected to explain how you meet the criteria for this role listed on the person specification.  When explaining how you meet the criteria, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.

Please note that staff currently in the redeployment pool will have prior consideration for this position.

Due to a restructuring process within the department, due to take place in the New Year, this post will be evaluated under the Council’s Job Evaluation scheme.  It is anticipated that the grading for this post will be Grade G7, with corresponding salaries of £26,822 – £29,323.  This, however, cannot be confirmed at this time.

Closing date: 14 January 2018

Interview date: 22 January 2018