Environmental Health/Protection Officer

Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Council
£31,346 - £32,910
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Environmental Health/Protection Officer

Salary Grade 9 - £31,346 to £32,910 per annum 

Hours 37 hours per week 

Contract Permanent 

About the job 

We are looking for an enthusiastic Environmental Health Officer, or Environmental Protection Officer, to join our Environmental Protection Team as a permanent, full time, member of the Environmental Health Service. 

You will predominantly work within the field of Environmental Protection and will undertake a range of duties relating to pollution control. This will include investigation, resolution and regulation of a wide range of issues relating to both domestic and commercial premises and will include investigation of statutory nuisances, smoke control, regulation of permitted processes and local air quality management. You will provide responses to consultations upon applications received from our planning and licensing departments. 


Ideally you will have a relevant post graduate qualification, or be prepared to undertake such qualifications.

For the Environmental Health Officer, you must be a registered Environmental Health Practitioner, or, be working towards such registration. If you are working towards registration, will need to obtain registration within 12 months of appointment and your salary will be held at the entry point, until you are registered.

For the Environmental Protection Officer, you must have demonstrable experience in two or more of the following: 

  • Environmental Permitting
  • Local Air Quality Management 
  • Contaminated Land Management
  • Commenting upon complex planning and licensing applications
  • Acoustics

As a member of a small, committed and hard-working team, you will be involved in both proactive and reactive work across many of the specialist disciplines that lie within the team’s remit. 

The Environmental Health Officer may, occasionally, be required to assist within any area of the Environmental Health Service.

You will be organised, diligent and flexible, will have good communication skills and be able to work on your own initiative. You will have an eye for detail and be comfortable working under pressure. You will be expected to work with, and develop good working relationships with, a range of partner organisations and undertake out of hours visits as necessary. You must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Why work for us? 

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is located in a very attractive and affordable part of the West Midlands, equidistant from Manchester and Birmingham.  Our vision is to provide good local services, a prosperous borough, and safe and welcoming places for all. 

✔️ We are committed to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential.
✔️ We are focussed on the wellbeing of our people.
✔️ Together we can help to make a difference to our community - we offer 'jobs with purpose'. 

Do your values align with ours?  Read further information on our values, culture and behaviours

We offer a competitve range of benefits including; access to the local government pension scheme, minimum 23 days annual leave and 5 extra days after 5 years' service, flexible working and family friendly policies, local and national high street discounts, green travel scheme including a cycle to work scheme, 24 hour employee assistance and counselling services, flu vaccination service plus development and training opportunities.  View our full range of employee benefits

If you have 5 minutes to spare, grab yourself a brew and check out our 'working for us' video


For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mr Rob Thomas – acting Manager of Environmental Protection on (robert.thomas@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

Closing date

5pm on Sunday 22 May 2022. 

(Should we receive a large number of applications, then this post could close sooner than the date stated). 

Supporting documents and information 

Download the job description and person specification.

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