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Specialist Officer - Environmental Protection

Mid Devon District Council
£26,672 – £31,346
Closing date
22 Sep 2021
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Grade G: Salary £26,672 – £31,346 per annum

Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6PP

Do you want to work at the front-line of public health? Our vision and core role as a service is to protect and improve the health, safety and well-being of people living, working and visiting Mid Devon.

We are looking for a team player to undertake Environmental Protection, Pollution Control, Statutory Nuisance and related work as part of our Community Team. This is a varied role involving a broad range of reactive case management alongside more proactive duties. In delivering this highly important role, you will work full-time as a specialist officer within Public Health and Housing Options Services. As part of this team you will work closely with a senior officer and others specialists across a range of regulatory areas with potential opportunities to develop and broaden your skills base.

Taking direction from the Community team leader and senior officer, you will undertake investigations and environmental health enforcement interventions across the district.

An ability to work effectively with a high-level of attention, organisation and self-motivation is essential. You will also need to hold relevant qualifications, and ideally have recent experience in a similar role along with proven technical skills, preferably in a local government enforcement environment. You should also be committed to delivering excellent services and maintaining good communication. Effective interpersonal skills are also must in role which involves working closely with colleagues across the Council as well as our public and business customers.

Computer literacy is essential and a working knowledge of IDOX Uniform case management software would be desirable (though training can be provided).

In return we can offer a highly varied and interesting range of work in an attractive working environmental where we value and develop our staff.

A full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential as travel is required throughout our area.

Some activities can take place on an evening and weekend and therefore there will be occasional work outside of normal office hours.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

For this post we offer a generous package including a competitive salary and:


Visit our website at: for full application details, or alternatively for an application pack, please contact:

Human Resources, Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6PP

Tel: (01884) 234331 - 24 hour recruitment line


For an informal discussion about the post, contact Tanya Wenham – Operations Manager for Public Health and Housing Options via / 01884 255255 or Simon Newcombe, Corporate Manager for Public Health, Regulation and Housing / 01884 255255.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 22nd September 2021 at 1:00pm


VACANCY NO: 2021081                       

Committed to Equality of Opportunity, we welcome applications from all sections of the community

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