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Environmental Health Technical Officer

East Suffolk Council
£33,024 - £40,221
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Technical / Scientific
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

East Suffolk Council - Woodbridge IP12 1RT or Lowestoft NR33 0EQ

Environmental Health Technical Officer (Sizewell C)

  • £33,024 - £40,221 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Permanent
  • Closing date: 11.30 am, 21 May 2024
  • Reference: 14591

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work, delivering essential local services and making a real difference to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

We currently have an opportunity to join East Suffolk Council's Private Sector Housing Team as an Environmental Health Technical Officer - Sizewell C

Your role

Sizewell C is a major infrastructure project that will involve the influx of a considerable workforce over the next 9 - 10 years. The impact on local housing will be considerable and work has begun to identify how to expand the number of bed spaces in East Suffolk to accommodate this challenge and to support residents who’s housing options will be impacted by the construction project.

This role will work with the Private Sector Housing Team to support delivery of the Sizewell C Accommodation Plan linked to the Accommodation Strategy and Deed of Obligation as it pertains to housing.

This role will help to deliver an ambitious programme to bring back into use some of the long-term empty homes within 45 minutes commute of Sizewell C. Using the full range of statutory powers available, applied in accordance with the Council’s balanced enforcement policy, the work will prioritise homes in these areas. The post holder will need to combine excellent organisational, data analytical and IT skills, with good communication, problem solving and practical enforcement to meet the varied circumstances likely to arise. 

What you will need

The candidate will have In-depth knowledge of building construction and good working knowledge of a wide range of housing legislation, with in-depth knowledge of specific legislation relating to PSH activity.

We are looking for committed individuals with a background in Housing or similar experience to help us develop an ambitious programme to expand the housing options and provide advice and support to all those affected. Applicants will need to combine excellent organisational, data analytical and IT skills, with good communication, problem solving and practical skills to meet the varied circumstances likely to arise with each of these job roles. See individual job descriptions for more details. 

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.

Find more information about what we offer in our benefits brochure (pdf).

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.

For more information

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Teresa Howarth by emailing

How to apply

To apply and for further details, please visit:

Closing date: 11.30 am, 21 May 2024.

Interviews: Week commencing 3 June 2024.



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