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Private Water Supplies Specialists
  • Employer: South Lakeland District Council
  • Reference: SLDC/21/141311
  • Published: Tue 19/01/2021, 16:10 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/02/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,451 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Cumbria

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Private Water Supplies Specialists

Are you motivated to work for an ambitious Organisation, here to empower and inspire our communities
to thrive?

Here’s some information about us

We are here to empower and inspire our communities to thrive. Every staff member plays a part in our
success and achievement through challenging what we do, how we do it and how we can do it better.
Ideas are continuously encouraged, new ways of working are trialled and we apply learning through
experience. Through our ‘one team’ approach, we work in an agile way to empower our staff to be able
to make decisions that place our customers at the heart of what we do.

We are delivering our innovative and forward thinking Customer Connect Programme which is
transforming the way we deliver services by maximising digital technology and putting customers at the
heart of everything we do. The programme is improving services, enabling valued customers to do
business with us in a simpler way. Our new operating model will see traditional roles working very
differently. Continued development of our people is central to our success.

We are proud of South Lakeland District and we serve communities across a rural area that includes
two national parks, with the majority of the stunning Lake District National Park in our district, as well
as western parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With friendly communities, low crime rate,
cultural attractions and excellent motorway and West Coast Mainline links to the North West, South
Lakeland rightly promotes itself as the ‘best place to live, work and explore.’

We Are South Lakeland.

Some details about the role

South Lakeland District Council is seeking to recruit a Level 1 and Level 2 Specialist for Private Water
Supplies within the Specialist (Environmental Protection & Licensing) Team.

Specialist Level 1 – Salary Scale H (£27,741 - £30,451)
Specialist Level 2 – Salary Scale J (£33,782 - £36,922)

The posts are based at the Council’s head offices in Kendal. South Lakeland has one of the highest
numbers of private water supplies subject to local authority regulation in England and Wales and the
successful candidates will work as part of a busy team.

Key duties will include visiting commercial and domestic premises and carrying out risk assessments
on private water supplies. This consists of using a template, preparing written reports and carrying out
enforcement action to protect public health where required.

The successful candidates will also be required to occasionally take samples of private water supplies
for analysis and will be required to obtain and maintain UKAS accreditation to do so.

The successful candidates will have an understanding of the Private Water Supplies regulations and
will be expected to keep up to date with any legislative changes and best practice. The Level 2 Specialist
will support the Level 1 Specialist and will be expected to be responsible for the more complex cases
in which they are involved that require specialist understanding of the Private Water Supplies regulations and how they are applied.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate and evidence this at both application and interview stage.

What we are looking for in you

The successful candidates will:

  • Possess and maintain a good working knowledge of practices and methodologies within the private
    water supplies specialist area
  • Be able to provide technical advice to customers, colleagues, councillors, and external
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills and experience of dealing with people
  • Be proactive in seeking out new opportunities to work with both partner agencies and local
    businesses to build on the successful work already undertaken by the team.

As a minimum the successful candidate for the Specialist Level 1 position will be educated to A level standard/NVQ 3 (or equivalent), or have significant experience of working in the specialist area.

As a minimum the successful candidate for the Specialist Level 2 position will be educated to degree level and because of the specific nature of the role you will have a relevant professional qualification.

The successful candidates for both positions should have good IT skills and preferably have experience of using specialist software such as Civica APP.

What we offer

  • Being part of an innovative, forward thinking, supportive and solutions focused team
  • Smart working – Working in a ways that gets the best outcomes
  • Generous Annual Leave Entitlement (23 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays (raising to
    28 days after 5 years’ service))
  • Flexi time – being able to accrue up to 13 additional flexi days + 5 additional banked flexi days
    per annum
  • An attractive pension scheme

Would you like to join us, share and develop the experience and above all, make a difference…?

For further information including the Role Profile and details of how to apply, please click the link below.

We are unable to accept CVs alone for job vacancies, however, they can be attached to the application form.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this role, please contact Sean Hall, Principal Specialist (Health
& Environment). Email:

Closing date for application: Monday 08 February 2021

Interviews will be held: Week Commencing Monday 15 February 2021