Senior Environmental Protection Officer

Oyster Partnership
West Midlands
£40 - £45 per hour DOE
Closing date
13 Oct 2023

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I’m working on behalf of a West Midlands-based local authority to present a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Environmental Protection Officer to join their Environmental Health team on a part-time basis of 2-3 days per week.

Your main duties will be:

  • Investigate and address complaints, incidents, and service requests involving air quality, noise, vibration, ground and water contamination, and light.
  • Respond to complex and routine consultations and proposals for planning applications, pre-submissions, Development Team submissions, and Building Regulations concerning environmental protection aspects.
  • Attend planning committees, Development Team meetings, Health Protection Forums, and other committees, representing the service on routine and complex environmental matters.
  • Inspect industrial and commercial processes subject to A2 and/or other environmental permitting requirements, managing and conducting formal and legal proceedings to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Prepare written information and verbal advice for members of parliament, government departments, elected members, council officers, the public, businesses, and other parties regarding environmental protection matters.
  • Ensure the operation of environmental monitoring and management systems and equipment, arranged service, maintenance, and calibration requirements, and validated data and information.

What’s in it for me?

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 3-month rolling contract
  • £40-£45 per hour dependent on experience

Experience required

  • A Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health or a relevant Environmental Science
  • Whilst not essential, an additional specialist qualification in Environmental Protection (e.g. an Acoustics diploma)
  • Previous experience in Environmental Protection with a local authority.
  • Experience in A2 and/or Part B prescribed processes.
  • A proactive approach to investigating and resolving complaints, incidents, and service requests

If you like the sound of this opportunity feel free to contact Michael on 07821 680247 or email

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