These job positions are within the Sustainable Environment and Operations Directorate.
Environmental Health Officer (post DD24) or Environmental Protection Officer (post E24)
Grade 9 - £33,820 to £35,411 per annum.
37 hours per week.
Technical Assistant (post DD38)
Grade 8 - £30,151 to £32,909 per annum.
37 hours per week.
Job overview
We are looking for two enthusiastic professionals to join our busy Environmental Protection team in transforming the health and wellbeing of our community and local environment. Both are permanent full time roles. This is an excellent opportunity for highly motivated, creative individuals to join our Team. You will be joining Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council at an exciting time as we develop and improve our services under our One Council transformational change programme.
As a member of a small, committed and hard-working team, you will be involved in both proactive and reactive work across many of the specialist disciplines that lie within the team’s remit. You will be involved in enforcement activities, relevant to the role. You will also help to maintain and promote active partnership working with agencies for the benefit of our customers. There is the opportunity for some home/remote working.
You will provide a front line customer focused response for a range Environmental Protection regulatory functions delivered by the team, there is the opportunity to become involved in the following areas including:

  • Statutory Nuisance complaints and pollution derived anti-social behaviour;
  • Regulation of industrial processes;
  • Contaminated land;
  • Air quality;
  • Private water supply regulation;
  • Provision of professional advice to planning and licensing teams.

You will be organised, diligent and flexible, with good communication skills, able to work on your own initiative and balance pro-active and a reactive work programme to achieve key performance indicators. You will have an eye for detail and be comfortable working under pressure. Due to the nature of the role, there will be some out of hours and weekend working required on occasions.
The jobs gives a great opportunity for a varied role and will involve on-site visits, use of monitoring equipment, assessment and writing of technical report and communication with residents, customers, partner agencies and specialist consultants.
For the Environmental Health Officer or Environmental Protection Officer post you will need:

  • BSc/MSc or equivalent in Environmental Health or have extensive experience.
  • EHRB registered or prepared to complete registration within 12 months.
  • Experience of Environmental Health duties, statutory and legal responsibilities.
  • A full, current valid driving licence with access to a vehicle, which is available for work purposes.

For the Technical Assistant post you will need:

  • A degree or a technical qualification in a relevant field.
  • Knowledge of enforcement preferably within Environmental Health
  • A full, current valid driving licence with access to a vehicle, which is available for work purposes.

Why work for us?
Our vision is to provide good local services, a prosperous borough, and safe and welcoming places for all.

  • We are committed to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential.
  • We are focussed on the wellbeing of our people.
  • Together we can help to make a difference to our community - we offer 'jobs with purpose'.

Do your values align with ours? Read further information on our values, culture and behaviours.
We offer a competitive range of benefits including; access to the local government pension scheme, minimum 23 days annual leave and 5 days extra after 5 years' service, free car parking, flexible working and family friendly policies, local and national high street discounts, green travel scheme including a cycle to work scheme, 24 hour employee assistance and counselling services, flu vaccination service plus development and training opportunities.
View our full range of employee benefits and check out our 'working for us' video.
For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Mr Darren Walters, Environmental Protection Team Manager on (01782) 742587 or email (
Closing date
5pm on Sunday 27 November 2022.
(Should we receive a large number of applications, then this post could close sooner than the date stated).
Interview date
Environmental Health Officer (post DD24) or Environmental Protection Officer (post E24) - Tuesday 6 December 2022
Technical Assistant (post DD38) - Monday 5 December 2022

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £30,151.00-£32,909.00 per year

Job Location : Newcastle-Under-Lyme
Company : Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Council
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