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Senior Scientific Officer

Hertsmere Borough Council
£33,427 - £43,446
Closing date
19 May 2022

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Salary £33,427 to £43,446 per annum

(pay scale depending on skills and experience)

Hertsmere is located in southern Hertfordshire and is an attractive environment in

which to live and work. It adjoins Greater London and has excellent road and rail

links making London and the Home Counties easily accessible.

Hertsmere’s Environmental Health Department is looking to recruit someone who wishes to enhance their career within a small and friendly tea

We are looking for a new member of staff to carry out a diverse range of duties within the Environmental Protection Team.

The Council is committed to invest in our teams to ensure continuous progression of our staff through training and professional development.or this post, there will be the chance to undertake training to gain specialist technical knowledge and experience in the various areas of environmental health.

We are keen to receive applications from practised Environmental Health Officers, Technical Officers and Scientific Officers who have experience in contaminated land and the use of GIS mapping.

The role’s main duties will include the reviewing of contaminated land reports, liaising with the environmental permitting contractor in helping the Council fulfil its duties in respect to environmental permitting, private water supplies, responding to planning consultations, providing support with the councils air quality monitoring procedures and the production of technical reports for committees or those statutorily required by government agencies in a number of these areas.

The successful candidate will be well-organised, efficient and dependable; used to working within a fast-moving and challenging environment. They will be able to adjust to demands and define priorities, work rapidly and accurately and have the ability to communicate effectively with other professionals, elected members, senior managers within the Council and the general public.

The candidate will need to have a flexible approach to working hours as evening and weekend work may sometimes be necessary, and there will be an opportunity to participate in the out of hours standby service for which an additional allowance is paid. 

The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis (36 hours per week). Please note: The Council operates a hybrid working system which requires all employees to work from the Civic Office at least three days a week.

Benefits include 25 – 30 days annual leave (depending on the length of Local Government Service), plus one floating day per annum, local government pension scheme, flexible working hours (including some home working), free car parking, free use of leisure facilities, cycle scheme, and access to a large staff roof garden.

We also offer payment of relevant professional fees, mileage, a monthly lump sum car allowance and the opportunity to participate in the department's out of hours service for additional payment.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Karl Riahi (Principal Environmental Health Officer) or Paul Sawyer (Chief Environmental Health Officer) on 020 8207 7435.  To apply online and for further information on the borough and our benefits visit

  Closing date:           Midday, 19th May 2022

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