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Environmental Health Officer / Environmental Health Technical Officer

Newark & Sherwood District Council
£32,798 - £34,373 / £30,095 - £31,895
Closing date
5 Oct 2022


Environmental Health Officer -NS11 £32,798 - £34,373

Environmental Health Technical Officer NS10 £30,095 - £31,895

All roles are Pay Award Pending and 37 hours per week.

Newark and Sherwood District Council is situated in the historic market town of Newark, in the heart of Nottinghamshire.  We’re proud of our vast district and our national attractions including The National Civil War Centre, the Castle, Southwell Minster and Sherwood Forest.  We’re easily accessible by both road and rail and we boast some of the nicest parks and green spaces in England.  We’re an ambitious, forward-thinking Council with strong values and a culture of doing our absolute best to serve our residents. 

We are expanding our Public Protection Team and are looking to recruit into the following roles, to support the ambitions of the Council in creating places where residents, tenants, visitors, and businesses are able to flourish, live well and fulfil their potential.

Environmental Protection

We are seeking enthusiastic individual to join the Environmental Protection Team. Your role will involve managing a caseload relating to general environmental protection matters, including, but not limited to, investigation of noise and other pollution complaints and enquiries, review and assessment of planning applications and supporting the team’s air quality and environmental permitting work.

You will possess a firm knowledge of current legislation and policies or experience in one of the environmental protection technical areas of noise, air quality, contaminated land and environmental permitting. Training and development in additional technical areas will be provided.

Business Compliance

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified Food Safety Officer to join our Business Compliance team.  You will be required to provide a high-quality service to the public and our thriving business community by offering food safety, hygiene and health & safety advice and guidance as well as undertaking inspections and other interventions, as required.

We are looking for a candidate who has energy, enthusiasm and excellent communication skills in order to make a positive impact and help boost service delivery.

Private Sector Housing

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Environmental Health Team. We would like to hear from motivated, driven, flexible professionals who have the skills and experience to work holistically and collaboratively with a range of partners to make a difference for people living in Newark and Sherwood.  Ideally, you will be competent and experienced in HHSRS assessment, taking the full range of enforcement action using the Housing Act 2004 and action under other Environmental Health legislation. You will be competent and experienced in issuing Civil Penalty Notices, taking prosecutions and undertaking works in default.  Knowledge of housing grants would be an advantage.

We offer a competitive salary, enrolment in the local government pension scheme, flexible hours, hybrid working, a generous annual leave entitlement that increases with service, a whole host of family-friendly benefits, 1 days’ paid volunteering leave, free staff car parking* and £10 gym membership at one of our four gyms in the district. You will be working with a professional, committed and experienced team who are passionate about supporting us to deliver the objectives as outlined in our Community Plan.

For an informal discussion about either the Food Safety or Private Sector Housing posts please contact Damian Wilkins - Environmental Health and Licensing Manager  on 01636 655314 and Yvonne Swinton - Community Protection Manager on 01636 655382 to discuss the Environmental Protection post.

To apply please visit: where you can apply online. For further information please contact the HR and Training Team via:

*Free staff parking is valid until 31st July 2024.

Veterans/family of forces/ex-forces, those in care/care leavers, and candidates who declare  disabilities (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) will be guaranteed interviews provided they have demonstrated that they meet the essential criteria of the post as detailed in the Person Specifications on their application forms. 

Closing Date: 12 noon on Wednesday 5 October 2022

Interviews: Week commencing 10 October.






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