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Vacancy Details

Environmental Protection Officer

Lancaster City Council
£28,770 - £33,945 per annum
Morecambe Town Hall
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
04/08/2024 at 23:55
Lancaster City Council

 *Please note, subject to a Service area review, this role’s salary may be subject to change (either remain the same or may increase).

The Role

Working within the Environmental Protection Team you will deal with an interesting range and varied scope of day-to-day work activities. You will carry out investigations into complaints relating to noise and other statutory nuisances, Anti-social behaviour, environmental crime, pest control and drainage issues. You will also support delivery of air quality improvements and private water supply regulation assisting with sampling and monitoring, and inspection, where appropriate to training and experience.

This is a regulatory role, and you must be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of good regulatory principles which will range from written advice and warnings to implementing various regulatory interventions including drafting and serving legal notices, issuing civil penalties, and preparing cases for court proceedings.

Experience of engaging with, sympathetically responding to, and supporting all members of our communities is an essential requirement of this post. The delivery of all work will be founded on the principles of the council’s core organisational values.

If you have the skills to educate and effectively communicate, the enthusiasm, tenacity, and commitment to deliver appropriate regulation to improve our communities and environment with a clear focus on delivering a quality customer focused service, then we would like to hear from you.

A full current UK driving licence is essential. As a result you will be required to sign up to the authorised external DVLA driving licence validation organisation that we use to manage and monitor our employees driving licence data.

This post is permanent, based at Morecambe Town Hall with hybrid working options available.

The hours of work for this position are 37 per week, working Monday to Friday. There is the requirement for availability for ad-hoc operational requirements necessitating work in the early morning, evening and occasionally at weekends or on bank holidays, including the need for occasional overnight stays away from home for training courses.

The Council currently operates an excellent Flexible Working Hours Scheme which applies to this post. Subject to the needs of this business, this may allow employees to work between the hours of 6:00am-10:30pm.

Flexible working friendly – we offer hybrid working, a generous flexi-time scheme, and opportunity to work with your team to establish working hours to enable you to maximise your work-life balance.

About You

You will identify with our organisational values of Pride, Ownership, Working Together and Ambition.

Our Benefits

Lancaster is a great place to work, as well as being part of something special you will also benefit from:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A range of employee benefits including discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, the opportunity to purchase extra time off, as well as discounts on days out, activities and retail.

Lancaster City Council has unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing both carbon emissions and the impacts of climate change.

We are an Investor in People, Forces Friendly employer, and an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation. We welcome applications from defence reserves and other members of our armed forces community. We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from all parts of our community.

At Lancaster City Council we aim to have a diverse workforce that is representative of the district that we serve and provide a working environment where each employee feels able to bring their whole self to work. We welcome applications from all sections of our community and provide several supportive and inclusive workplace networks and safe spaces for employees to feel connected. Our workplace wellbeing strategy drives our commitment to staff wellbeing initiatives and ensuring that our organisation is a great place to work for all.

We are a disability confident committed employer.

Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to update all applicants individually. If you do not receive a response from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then your application will have unfortunately been unsuccessful in progressing to interview.

Further information on this vacancy

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Telephone: 01524 582000


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