Environmental Protection Technical Officers

East Suffolk Council
£27,344 - £33,820
Closing date
7 Dec 2022

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Environmental Protection Technical Officers

£27,344 - £33,820 per annum (pro rata for part time)

Full Time, 37 hours per week (Part time roles available)


Closing date: midday, 7 December 2022

Reference: 7930

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:

Our Environmental Protection team is expanding to meet the exciting challenges ahead including numerous Nationally Significant Infrastructure projects such as Sizewell C, Lowestoft flood defences and Gull Wing bridge. We are looking to recruit three Environmental Protection Technical Officers to support the delivery of the full range of statutory services for which the council is responsible in relation to environmental protection such as pollution, air quality, noise, private water supplies and public health controls.    

Dealing with the public on a daily basis, we are looking for exceptional individuals with the ability to undertake a range of environmental health activities including inspections, monitoring, measurement, examinations, Local Air Quality Management, contaminated land, surveillance and sampling in respect of all areas of environmental protection including dealing with noise pollution and pollution to air, land and water to ensure compliance with statutory requirements. You will also be required to work outside normal office hours to meet the demands of the service.

What you will need:

You should as a minimum hold a level 3 qualification in a relevant discipline and be able to show competence and relevant experience in one or more core areas of the job description. We are keen to consider applicants with experience in contaminated land, air quality and private water supplies and can offer training and development opportunities. We also welcome applications from those with higher-level qualifications in a relevant environmental protection-related subject. You will be appointed within the above salary range according to qualifications, experience and competence.  

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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSWedQksWt0) 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 (https://sccrecruit.blob.core.windows.net/assets/Sites/ESC/Employee-Benefits-Brochure-2021.pdf) 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 hr@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSWedQksWt0


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