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Senior Environmental Health Officer

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
£40,478 - £46,549
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

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Technical / Scientific
Contract Type
Full Time

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils - Ipswich IP1 2BX

Senior Environmental Health Officer

£40,478 - £46,549 per annum (pro rata for part time)

37 hours per week

Post 1 – Permanent, Post 2 and 3 - Fixed Term for 2 years

Closing date: 1pm, 15 February 2023

Reference: 8798

Full time, part time and job share opportunities will be considered.

What we are looking for

We are looking for Senior Environmental Health Officers to join our team in Private Sector Housing.

To be successful in this role, you will share our values, commitment, and motivation to make a difference for our residents, clients, and communities.

About the roles

We are looking for positive and enthusiastic professionals to join our expanding, fantastic Private Sector Housing team.

You will investigate complaints and enquiries about housing conditions, including the use of HHSRS assessments, and you will take appropriate enforcement action.

You will also deal with a range of grant enquiries, bringing empty properties back into use, licensing of HMOs and minimum energy standards.

About you

We are looking for qualified professionals with a relevant diploma/degree and able to demonstrate a strong technical knowledge of environmental health, particularly private sector housing.

You will demonstrate a commitment to customer care and the provision of a high-quality service.

Ideally you will have experience in undertaking property inspections and identifying building defects and associated remedial works.

About us

Working together across our councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

We are proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy, and communities for our districts. We believe that the heart of Suffolk is an incredibly special place to live and work. With picturesque market towns, 60 conservation areas and with two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) within our districts, it is little wonder that we are consistently within the top 50 places to live in the UK.


  • Great opportunities for learning and development.
  • Suffolk Coaching and Mentoring Partnership.
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 25 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays).
  • Competitive Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Wellbeing Support Program.
  • Employee Assist Program.
  • Health Care Options.

Our ways of working

Work is what we do, not where we go! We are committed to working in a more hybrid way, with a mix of office, home, and remote based working (Business needs permitting). This has worked well for us and is something we will be continuing with.

We are committed to supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, supporting and enabling our people to deliver the best possible service for our residents.

For more information

If you wish to discuss the hybrid working approach for this role, or for an informal discussion, please contact Justin King, Housing Needs and Standards Manager, on (01449) 724774.

How to apply

To apply and for further details, please visit:

Closing date: 1pm, 15 February 2023.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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