East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy. Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.
We will provide an excellent benefits package which includes: generous annual leave; flexi-time; and access to a Local Government Pension Scheme, salary sacrifice cycle scheme, employee assistance programme, personal healthcare scheme and our outstanding learning and development opportunities. In addition, this role is eligible for a relocation pakcage for candidates who live 30 miles or more outside of our district boundary (*see vacancy pack for further details).
About the role
Leading and managing our small but dedicated environmental protection team, you will be responsible for providing an effective and comprehensive, customer-focused service dealing with environmental / animal activities permits, air quality, community protection, noise and other statutory nuisance, national assistance funerals, bathing water quality, contaminated land, pest control, found dogs, and planning/ licensing consultations matters. You will provide guidance to professional officers on enforcing environmental protection legislation, ensuring best use of technology and resources in delivering service objectives. You will also advise elected members on, and deal with more complex and contentious issues of, environmental protection. This post is politically restricted.
You must possess an in-depth understanding of the effective application of related legislation and enforcement processes and be qualified, as a minimum, to the equivalent of Environmental Health Officer level – ideally you will be a member of the CIEH. In addition, you will hold and ILM level 5 or equivalent qualification in management or have equivalent experience. Recent experience of delivering a similar service; managing and motivating a team; and reviewing, developing, implementing and monitoring environmental health policy and strategy are also essential. You will be adept at utilising technology for service delivery and able to make timely and confident decisions on complex matters as well as having excellent communication and influencing skills.
Relocation Allowance Available
We are offering a relocation allowance on successful appointment to this post. To qualify you must be appointed to the permanent establishment, your current residence must be 30 miles or more from the boundary of East Devon, your new residence must be located within East Devon or within 5 miles of its boundary and the move must be completed within 12 months of appointment. The allowance is up to a maximum of £8,000 to cover actual expenditure (excluding stamp duty) associated with the relocation and will only be made if the relocation is brought about as a direct result of your appointment. Payments will not be made to two members of the same household in the employment of the Council, and proportional repayment will be required if you leave within 3 years of appointment. Further details are contained in our relocation policy which is available upon acceptance of a conditional job offer.
To apply online, please click the link below. For an informal discussion, please contact Andrew Ennis, Service Lead – Environmental Health & Car Parks on 01395 517452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 17 May 2021 at midnight. Interviews will be held during week commencing 24 May 2021.