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Senior Environmental Protection Officer

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

Job Details

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils - Ipswich IP1 2BX

Senior Environmental Protection Officer

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

37 hours per week


Closing date: 5pm, 31 May 2023

Reference: 10126

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

We are looking for an experienced and committed Senior Environmental Protection Officer who is passionate about delivering high quality public services to join our team in Public Protection.

The successful person will share our values, commitment, and motivation to make a difference for our residents, clients, and communities.

About the role

Reporting to the Environment Assistant Manager you will supervise and mentor a team of environmental protection and technical officers.

The main purpose of this role is to protect and promote a cleaner, safer and attractive environment for the communities of Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

This will involve the promotion, regulation and enforcement of environmental protection, public health and statutory nuisances, waste and environmental crime and licensing legislation.

You will manage a full case load including noise, nuisance and other pollution problems, planning and licensing consultations and waste and environmental crime enforcement.

You will provide specialist advice, support and guidance on complex issues to other Council services and to external customers and communities.

About you

You must hold either a degree or equivalent in Environmental Health, or in an environmental science or related subject. You must also have a post graduate qualification in acoustics, or equivalent knowledge gained through experience in those areas of acoustics relevant to the post.

You will have a detailed knowledge of the regulatory requirements and guidance relating to environmental protection and public health enforcement, as well as being able to demonstrate sound knowledge and experience in the general principles of criminal law and enforcement practice.

You will be required to make site visits in a large rural area, so access to personal transport and a valid driving licence will be necessary.

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.

For more information, visit our Employee Benefits page ( and view 'The best things about working for Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils (youtube)to find out what our employees say about working for us.

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 call James Buckingham on 01449 724705.

How to apply

To apply and for further details, please visit:

Closing date: 5pm, 31 May 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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