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Technical Officer

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
£36,648 - £39,186 + Benefits
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

Technical Officer

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: £36,648 to £39,186 + Benefits
  • Location: Wirral, Cheshire Lines Building
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 14/04/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: NS/24/275303

There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.

About the Role:

Wirral Council are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to deliver statutory functions within the Environmental Health Service.

This role provides specialist technical support within the Environmental Health Service by carrying out 
investigations, inspections, providing advice, and taking relevant enforcement action where 
necessary including court proceedings. 

About the candidate:

You will have excellent communication skills and be customer focussed.

You will be expected to enforce legislation and to specialise in at least one of the many disciplines within Environmental Health such as Housing, Public Health, Pollution Control, Food Safety, Health and Safety or Animal Health.

The postholder will be responsible for investigating complaints and carrying out inspections in at least one of the specialist areas and will be required to liaise with both internal and external partners in the course of their duties.

It would be advantageous to hold a relevant qualification and or experience in one of the disciplines outlined above but consideration will be given to those candidates that display a commitment to working towards a relevant qualification.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Deeta Cooper (Environmental Health Senior Manager) on 0151 691 8133 or

Interviews to be held late April, early May

If you are a Wirral resident, are unemployed or out of work, and require help with your application, please contact Involve Northwest’s employment and skills team on or contact 0151 644 4500 or 0151 652 4349.

If you’re already a Wirral Council employee, and as part of our Talent Strategy, we’re committed to strengthening opportunities for our people to learn, grow, progress and thrive. For many of you, this may be preparing and applying for your next role with us, and we're passionate about ensuring you feel supported throughout your internal recruitment experience. Please get in touch if you want to know more about some of the ways in which we could support you by emailing

Working at Wirral

You’ll also want to know what it’s like to work here so, as a start:

Our values are more than just pieces of paper on our walls! We’ve all played a role in developing these, so they reflect the immense pride we have in what we do, what matters to us, what inspires us and inform how we think, approach things, and behave.

We believe in ensuring staff are well looked after, staff wellbeing is a priority for us. We’re serious about recognising and rewarding people for the great things they do. You’ll benefit from our track record of developing, growing, and investing in our people.

We have a range of staff benefits including staff discounts, an excellent pension scheme which includes a generous employer contribution rate, immediate life cover and ill-health protection. We have a strong flexible working approach, hybrid working, family-friendly employment initiatives and an annual leave package starting with 28 days leave plus public holidays.

We have an inclusive, engaged culture, everyone has a voice, everyone is valued for their contribution and understands the role they play in delivering our strategic priorities.

Each voice is heard, each contribution valued. We embrace diversity in our workforce and recognise it is critical to our success. We support an inclusive culture that champions differences and nurtures a sense of belonging. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds, who share our values and our commitment to inclusion to apply for roles with us.

We want you to be your best at work, we create the conditions to help you thrive and we mirror this in our recruitment process. If you’d like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process to make it barrier-free and as accessible as possible, please contact

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

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