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Environmental Protection Officer

East Suffolk Council
£34,723 - £43,516
Closing date
7 Dec 2022

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Environmental Protection Officer

£34,723 - £43,516 per annum

Full time


Closing date: midday 7 December 2022

Reference: 7929

East Suffolk Council is a progressive, forward-thinking organisation with strong values and a range of clear strategic ambitious plans to grow and develop our organisation, people and services. Sometimes referred to as a ‘Super district’, East Suffolk is home to 250,000 residents and to an exceptionally diverse economy and range of communities.

Your role:

We are looking to recruit an additional Environmental Protection Officer to join our experienced Environmental Protection team which is currently expanding to meet the exciting challenges ahead. As well as undertaking the full range of environmental protection, pollution and public health controls to meet the council’s statutory obligations, you will have the opportunity to input your environmental expertise into exciting nationally significant infrastructure projects such as Sizewell C and the Lowestoft Flood Barrier.

What you will need:

You should hold a degree or equivalent level qualification in Environmental Health or an Environmental Protection related subject with membership of a relevant professional body. You should have detailed knowledge and understanding of the regulatory requirements and guidance relating to environmental protection, pollution control, air quality, contaminated land and public health enforcement. Relevant experience in Environmental Health or a closely related environmental protection discipline would be a distinct advantage, as will an understanding and experience of the IT systems which support the work of an Environmental Protection team. You should also be able to work outside normal office hours on occasion to meet the demands of the service.

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all of the essential requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council, take a look at our video ( and hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work.

Here are some of the main benefits:

* Great opportunities for training and development

* Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 24 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays)

* Local government pension scheme

* Free car parking (for when you are working in the office)

* Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services.

Please see our benefits brochure ( for further information (PDF). 

The majority of our teams are working in an agile way, with a mixture of home and office working, depending on individual preferences and service requirements. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were successful, please contact the recruiting manager listed below. 

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

To find out more

To arrange an informal discussion regarding this post, please email

How to apply:

Complete the online application and upload your supporting statement on our website:

Closing date: midday, 7 December 2022.

Interview date: 14 or 15 December 2022.

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

We hugely value our staff and know that in order for us to remain successful, it is essential for us to recognise talented employees, developing and retaining them within the organisation. We are therefore committed to investing in our staff and providing first-class support to ensure a positive culture and rewarding careers. 

To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council and to hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work, take a look at our video:




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