Job opportunity: Environmental Health Officer

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Grade 9 - £35,745 to £37,336 per annum


37 hours per week 




Castle House, Newcastle-under Lyme 

About the job 

We are looking for an experienced Environmental Health Officer to join our Environmental Protection Team.

You will provide a front line customer focused response to a broad range of pollution control issues from domestic and commercial sources, including nuisances, smoke control, industrial process regulation.

You will also be expected to provide an appropriate response to planning and licensing applications. You will have experience in taking enforcement action in line with legal requirements, preparation and presentation of evidence in court, tribunals and planning appeals.

Working in partnership with external agencies to secure appropriate outcomes is also expected and you may also be required to work in other areas of Environmental Health as the need arises.

We are based in a very attractive and affordable part of the West Midlands with the Peak District and the Shropshire Hills on our doorstep and equidistant from Manchester in the North and Birmingham in the South, which are only an hour away.

We offer training opportunities, support for CPD to help you develop your professional expertise and to help you maintain a healthy work life balance we also offer: a range of flexible working options, generous annual leave, as well as membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.


  • You must be EHORB registered
  • Ideally you will also either be undertaking or hold a post graduate qualification in acoustics / noise control or equivalent
  • Detailed current knowledge of Environmental Health services and legislation.
  • Experience in Environmental Health professional duties.

Why work for us? 

Newcastle-under-Lyme is a borough with big ambitions.  We’ve already started our transformation, however, we still need to find better ways of doing things because we are determined to do the very best we can for our communities.   

If our vision is to be the best, then we need the best people working for us. Our people are at the heart of what we do and have the freedom to innovate, grow and develop.  We recruit people who share our vision and values; people who have the drive to deliver our ambitious Council plan.

Our historic Borough is a place of marked contrasts. We are the home of a world class University at Keele, a leading light known internationally for its research and sustainability record, which stands side by side with former mining communities including some which register amongst the most deprived areas in the country. Our Borough is also a mixture of urban centres, affected by some of the same social issues facing our neighbouring city, Stoke-on-Trent, but also outstanding rural landscapes in our less populated villages. Our plans and priorities aim to address the needs of all our communities.   

Our People Offer 

We reward our people with a competitive range of benefits including; access to the local government pension scheme, minimum 24 days annual leave plus 5 extra days after 5 years' service, flexible working options and family friendly policies, local and national high street discounts, free car parking, green travel scheme including cycle to work and electric car salary sacrifice, free employee 24 hour employee assistance and counselling services, flu vaccination service and health checks plus development and training opportunities.

View our full people offer and 'working for us' video here. 


For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mr Darren Walters, Environmental Protection Team Manager on (01782) 742587 or

Closing date

5pm on Sunday 24 March 2024. 

Should we receive a large number of applications, then this post could close sooner than the date stated. 

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date. 

Interview Date

Thursday 4 April 2024.

Supporting documents and information 

Download the job description and person specification.

We are committed to making our recruitment process as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions.  If you would like us to do anything differently during the interview or assessment process please contact our People team ( 

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