Following the creation of a new Buckinghamshire Unitary Authority, exciting new opportunities have arisen in our newly formed Housing and Regulatory Services. This role will offer you the opportunity to use and develop your professional skills and experience to the full within our Strategic Environmental Protection Team.
We remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations and this role is suitable for home based working. You will need to travel within the County to make site visits and also attend one of the main offices (Aylesbury, Amersham or High Wycombe) as required.
The Strategic Environmental Protection Team is responsible for working on major infrastructure projects, air quality management, land quality, providing environmental consultancy services, private water supplies, integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC), environmental impact assessment, non-domestic nuisance, planning and licensing consultations.
About the role
The role is interesting and varied and includes: responding to non-domestic service requests and also providing appropriate advice and guidance to businesses and members of the public.
You will also have the opportunity to undertake air quality monitoring, use geographical information systems, respond to straightforward licensing and planning consultations, undertake environmental sampling and review scientific data and reports. Depending upon your background, you may also have the opportunity to get involved with other aspects of the team's wider work including environmental impact assessment.
As a new service, we are constantly looking to improve our service delivery, developing new and innovative ways of working and using technology.
We are looking for someone who is an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual, possessing good communication skills and a positive approach to customer care.
Applications are welcome from graduates with qualifications in environmental health, environmental science, pollution control or equivalent.
In addition, we may also consider those with relevant work experience in an Environmental Protection/Environmental Health team or similar role.
We are also able to provide on the job training and shadowing to allow you to expand your knowledge in any work areas that may be new to you.
Our response as an employer to Covid-19 has shaped the way we want to work in the future. This job does require carrying out site visits, but we actively encourage the team to adopt a flexible working approach to improve their work-life balance. This includes working from home and attending the office as and when required.
Our main offices are based in Aylesbury, Amersham & High Wycombe.
For an informal chat about this role in more detail, please contact Steve Braund on 01494 732196 or email Steve.Braund@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
About the Business Unit
The Environmental Health service forms part of the Planning, Growth and Sustainability directorate. The service encompasses all aspects of environmental health and is delivered across three teams; Strategic Environmental Protection, Housing and Domestic and Commercial. The directorate delivers a range of services including trading standards, housing, planning, economic growth, regeneration, strategic infrastructure, transport and property.
Coming together as a single EH service, our purpose is to ensure a safe and healthy, living and working environment within Bucks, minimising the impact on the environment and ensuring compliance with the law. Our vision is to provide a trusted and approachable Environmental Health service for local communities, businesses and visitors, ensuring Bucks is a safe place to work, live and visit.
The Environmental Health service works to help ensure that Buckinghamshire is a safe and healthy place to live and work, minimising impacts on the environment & supporting businesses to ensure compliance with the law. Our vision is to provide a trusted & approachable service for local communities, businesses & visitors, ensuring Bucks is a safe place to work, live & visit. Recently, our teams have been critical in providing a flexible response to the pandemic. As well as this monitor food safety (including awarding hygiene ratings), supporting public health and acting against nuisance. From 2019 to 2020, the service responded to over 8,100 environmental health requests.
- The council's key priorities are:
- strengthening our communities
- improving our environment
- protecting the vulnerable
- increasing prosperity
We recognise and reward you
Hard work and success deserves recognition. That's why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto-enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.