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Environmental Protection Officer

East Suffolk Council
£36,648 - £45,441
Closing date
19 Feb 2024

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East Suffolk Council, Lowestoft NR33 0EQ or Melton IP12 1RT

Environmental Protection Officer (2 posts)

£36,648 - £45,441 per annum

Full time, 37 hours per week

1 x Permanent role

1 x Fixed term until September 2025

Closing date: 11pm, 19 February 2024.

Reference: 13770

Do you want an exciting role working in a beautiful coastal district with a great employer? Come to East Suffolk to join our progressive and supportive organisation, where people really do care.

We have two fantastic opportunities to join the established and growing Environmental Protection Team. The team is responsible for responding to planning applications, managing the Private Water Supplies regime for over 500 commercial and domestic premises, Local Air Quality Management, animal licensing and welfare, noise and nuisance investigations, pollution control, bathing waters and premises licensing representations.

East Suffolk, with easy links to both Norwich and London, stretches from Felixstowe, the busiest UK port, to Lowestoft in the North with 50 miles of beautiful coastline in between, including an Area of Natural Beauty. It is home to Latitude festival, Blue Flag beaches, numerous Nationally Significant Infrastructure projects such as Sizewell C Nuclear power station, Lowestoft flood defences and the Gull Wing bridge and significant regeneration projects for which we play an important consultative role.

Internal promotion and growth of the team means we have two vacancies for innovative and dedicated Environmental Protection Officers. So, if you are passionate about making a meaningful difference to the community we serve, with the skillset to undertake complex and technically challenging case work and projects please apply to come and join our supportive and progressive Environmental Protection Team.

What you will need

You should hold a Level 6 postgraduate qualification in Environmental Health or an Environmental Health Protection-related subject. You should also be able to work outside normal office hours to meet the demands of the service.

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 ( and hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work.

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 25 days a year, increasing to 31 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays) 
  • Local government pension scheme  #
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Learning and development tailored to your role 
  • A wide variety of staff support networks including access to health and wellbeing initiatives and programmes
  • 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 ( for further information.

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 the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

To find out more:

To arrange an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact our Senior Environmental Protection Officer Daniel Kinsman at:

How to apply:

Complete the online application and upload your supporting statement on our website:

Closing date: 11pm, 19 February 2024.

Interview date: w/c 26 February 2024.

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.



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