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Pollution & Pest Control Team Leader

Havant Borough Council
£49,498 - £53,654
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

Pollution & Pest Control Team Leader HB0168

Havant Borough Council serves over 125,000 residents, providing a range of critical services including Environmental Health, Licensing, Housing, Regeneration & Business, Planning Policy, Bin Collections and Council Tax to residents and businesses.  An award-winning authority, it is committed to address Wellbeing (the health of our communities), Pride in Place (creating a great place to live, work and enjoy) and Growth (building our future).  In October 2023 Havant Borough Council received the prestigious Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award in recognition of its outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community.

Nestled between the Solent coastline and the South Downs, working at the council provides an excellent work/life balance. Whether working from our excellent office facilities at the Public Service Plaza - conveniently situated within a few minutes’ walk of a mainline train station, the bustling town centre, and bus station - or making use of our generous flexible working policy, you’ll find Havant Borough Council a great place to work.

Be a part of something where you can not only make a great difference, but enjoy a wider range of benefits including an excellent pension scheme, discounted gym membership and volunteer leave.

 What we can offer you

A competitive salary/benefits and support for your continuous professional development.

•         £49,498 to £53,654 per annum

•         Generous Leave Allowance  

•         Free Parking

•         Local Government Pension Scheme 

•         Flexible Working

•         Family Friendly Packages

Visit our website for the full range of benefits and support we offer our staff.

The role

We’re currently seeking a dynamic and customer focused individual to lead and direct a team, covering a range of local authority pollution pest control and public health matters within the delegation of Environmental Health.

Your role will

  • Develop and review Council policies and procedures in line with statutory and local requirements, taking account of Government legislation and guidance, case law, local challenges and views of residents and customers.
  • Ensure the pollution and pest control functions are efficient and effective. 
  • Grant licences, issue permits and acknowledge notices under relevant delegated authority. 
  • Support the Environmental Health Manager and deputise for them from time to time, within their specific area of expertise.

What do I need to have?

You’ll need to:

  • Be a registered Environmental Health Officer (EHORB) or equivalent, hold a certificate in noise competence and have experience in a senior/supervisory role. 
  • Be self-motivated, enthusiastic and have the ability to work unsupervised and under own initiative and be flexible and receptive. 
  • Have experience of working in a fast-paced front-line service, with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to demonstrate good presentation and interpersonal skills. 
  • Be able to communicate complex issues clearly and effectively at all levels and to a variety of audiences. 
  • Hold a full clean driving licence and have access to your own vehicle with business insurance. 
  • Be able to travel to various locations and the ability to work unsociable hours, if necessary. 

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact David Fitzgerald, Environmental Health Manager on 02392 446361 or via email

To Apply

If you’re a team player that can operate on their own initiative, have excellent interpersonal skills and the aptitude to deliver an outstanding service, then you are the kind of person we want to hear from.

Please click apply and complete the short application process (3-4) minutes.  Please ensure you attach your CV and covering letter, when completing your application on our recruitment platform Hireful –  Please read the Role Profile to demonstrate how you meet the essential and desirable criteria.

Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on 3 December 2023 and interviews will be scheduled in late December 2023 or January 2024 depending on candidate availability.

Due to the current employment climate, we are receiving a high number of applicants for each post and as such may not be able to acknowledge receipt of your application. You will however be notified as to whether you made the shortlist soon after the closing date.

We want our workforce to reflect our diverse local communities, therefore, we encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and experiences.

The council is an inclusive employer and appoints on merit. We are a Disability Confident Employer and have a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Veterans.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff members to share this commitment.

Havant Borough Council is a Category 1 Responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. All employees of the Authority will be expected to support any necessary actions required during an emergency response.






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