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Senior Technical Officer - Environmental Protection

Employer
Warwick District Council
Location
Warwick, Warwickshire
Salary
£36,648 to £39,186 pa plus local government pension, up to 32 days annual leave, Bupa Cash plan
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

Job Details

Safer Communities, Leisure & Environment

Senior Technical Officer

Permanent

37 hours

Grade E2 £36,648 to £39,186 pa

Are you passionate about environmental health and eager to make a difference? If so, we have a vacancy for a Senior Technical Officer, in our Environmental Protection team, which has responsibilities for matters such as pollution control, statutory nuisances, public health funerals, air quality, contaminated land, consultation on planning applications, and licensing applications as well as public health related activities.

The post presents an ideal opportunity for environmental health practitioners who already have experience and knowledge of the work involved and are perhaps looking to progress their career, but do not hold a EHORB registration. You will need to have the relevant level of qualification or have five years or more experience, in one or more of the service specific subject areas, including a sound knowledge of regulatory controls.

Working with the support of more senior colleagues you will take responsibility for your own caseload. Undertaking investigations, compliance, and complaint inspections, providing advice and guidance to members of the public and other service users and partners.

You will need to be able to work on your own initiative but will have the support from specialist officers whilst working within a team that places a high value on teamwork, customer focus, professionalism, responsibility, and creativity.

As a senior officer, you will also be expected to take the lead responsibility for the co-ordination of specific activities and support student/apprentices/new or lesser qualified or experienced team members as required.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly, and reliable person to join our small but busy team.  You must be competent with Microsoft Office and use of the internet and be an excellent communicator at all levels. You must also be able to demonstrate the ability to plan/prioritise and sequence multiple and potentially conflicting priorities.

You will also need a full driving licence and access to a vehicle to undertake duties across the entire district.

We work flexibly in Warwick, and support working at home or flexible working patterns that enable you to tailor your working and personal life. We provide the equipment and tools to enable you to work flexibly, and in return ask you to use that flexibility to be creative and ambitious in the services we deliver.

You will be expected to be based in the office on at least one day a week (Mon-Fri on a rota basis), attend meetings as required and be available for the occasional out of hours work, sometimes at the weekend to respond to complaints. (Approximately 10 times a year).

Warwick District Council offers the opportunity to work with great people who are passionate about promoting the services the council provides. We also offer generous holidays and working arrangements to suit all lifestyles, agile working is at the heart of our culture. The Council recognises that our employees are our most important asset, and we are aware that the quality and commitment of our employees is crucial to our success.

We currently offer the following benefits:  

  • Agile working (including homeworking, hybrid working (home and office)
  • Flexi time
  • Generous leave allowance
  • Normal full time working hours 37 per week (including early Friday finish)
  • Free Health and Wellbeing (BUPA) Cash plan
  • Option to join Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Cycle scheme (up to £2,500 - includes electric bikes)
  • 1 x professional subscriptions paid
  • 1 day or 2 half days paid to volunteer for a charity or community event
  • Buy one ticket get one free at Leamington Spa Centre cinema
  • Up to £50 towards purchase of low cost and energy efficient household items
  • Work Perks discount Voucher scheme
  • Discounts on mobile phone airtime with O2 (25%) and on Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions (up to 30%), and laptops and accessories (10%)
  • Access to training & development
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Free parking, where available

If you are ready for your next challenge, you want to work somewhere where you can make a real difference to the community living, working and visiting the District, we want to hear from you. For more information please contact our Environmental Protection Team Leader, Frances Taylor @ Frances.Taylor@warwickdc.gov.uk or Lorna Hudson our Environmental Health & Licensing Manager @ Lorna.hudson@warwickdc.gov.uk

Closing date external: 30/06/24

Interview date/s:19/07/24

To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.

It is important that you fully complete all sections of the application form. Only information contained in the application form will be used for shortlisting. Please do not attach CVs as these will not be considered.
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Internal applicants only: please note if you are applying for a secondment position, you must seek approval from your current line manager before applying. 

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button, please contact HR Support on vacancies@warwickdc.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.
 
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.   

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post. By ‘essential criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.  To be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS), applicants must disclose that they have a disability and would like to be considered for the scheme.  

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application or recruitment process or upon appointment, please contact vacancies@warwickdc.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements. 

 

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Warwick District, is at the heart of Shakespeare’s England and comprises the towns of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth and Whitnash.  The district boasts historic castles and buildings with regency architecture, vibrant town centres hosting a lively calendar of events, as well as beautiful parks and gardens.   We enjoy links to the M40, M42, M1 and M6, national rail connection and Birmingham International airport. It is one of the most prosperous regions in the country with low unemployment rates.

Here at Warwick District Council, our vision is to make Warwick District a great place to live, work and visit and we recognise that our employees are the key to achieving that. Working arrangements in most jobs are flexible; flexi-time, full or part time and job sharing is usually available.  You can expect generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme and plenty of opportunities for training and personal development.  

We believe in recruiting the best person for the job, using fair and open selection, based on knowledge and experience, skills and behaviour.  We welcome applications from a diverse range of  candidates.

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